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2011 All-Star Game News and Notes: July 20, 2011

by on Jul.20, 2011 @ 11:18 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Nike is making Matt Murton special batting gloves and sweat bands for use during the All-Star series -- the batting gloves will be white with the Nike logo and the number 9 stitched in red; and the sweat band will be white and carry Nike's All for Japan logo.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants will begin selling limited edition items (t-shirts, sweat bands, towels, plastic megaphones) featuring their 7 All-Stars (Shinnosuke Abe, Yuya Kubo, Alex Ramirez, Hayato Sakamoto, Hisayoshi Chono, Tetsuya Utsumi, Hirokazu Sawamura) between 7/21 and 7/31.  They'll also be giving fans that make purchases over 10,000 yen a chance to win prizes.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hirotoshi Masui will be taking Takahiro Mahara's (SOF) spot on the PL All-Star roster.

Other

A theme song for the 2011 All-Star series was recorded and a music video was created.  The video and a documentary behind the song has been posted at the official All-Star series website.