The advent of social media has been extraordinary in how it lets fans, media, and athletes have direct contact.
With MLB’s All-Star Game in Phoenix on Tuesday, we thought the idea of having a party was in order, and social media is the driver.
On Sunday, July 10 at 7pm, just after the All-Star Futures game, we encourage you to attend the “Tweetup at the All-Star Game”. Fans, media, and (hopefully) athletes will gather to mingle, while media and others take questions via Twitter. All anyone on Twitter that wishes to get in on the fun has to do is add the hashtag #ASGTweetup to their tweets.
WHEN: Sunday, July 10 (7pm MDT/9pm ET after the Futures game)
WHERE: Coach and Willies
412 South 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(Google Map llnk with details)
WHO: Scheduled guests to appear (subject to change, more being added)
- John Thorn - Official Historian of Major League Baseball
- Jim Duquette - Former GM Mets and Orioles, currently with MLB Network Radio
- Bill Ladson - MLB.com (covering the Nationals)
- Ben Goeslling - MASN (covering the Nationals)
- Matthew Leach - MLB.com (covering the Cardinals)
- Mike Ferrin - Radio personality, MLB Network Radio (calling Futures game)
- Brent Gambill - Executive Producer, Social Media Director for MLB Network Radio
- Maury Brown (Host) - President, Business of Sports Network, Forbes SportsMoney
- MORE GUESTS BEING ADDED DAILY
HOW: The panel of guests will take questions and comments via Twitter and in person. Those on Twitter, use the hashtag #ASGTweetup. A large HD monitor at the event location will show just tweets with the hashtag #ASGTweetup, so make sure and add it.
Note: Event not affiliated with Major League Baseball
In Phoenix? All are invited. Hope to see you there!
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