MLB’s All Star Statues debuting today

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Back in 2000, as part of a charity auction, cows decorated by people from all over adorned the streets of New York as part of the Cow Parade. This year, with the All Star Game in town, MLB is releasing its own version of the cow parade: baseball-themed replicas of the Statue of Liberty.

Throughout the city starting today, observant New Yorkers can find 42 different Statues celebrating the 30 teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and various other New York City baseball related designs.

I like this idea. While it’s clearly a bit gimmicky, it’s a nice way of honoring the city while marketing baseball, and if it’s one thing we’ve learned over the last few years, it’s that baseball needs to find a few feel-good marketing campaigns to run. Much like they did with the cows, fans will hunt down these statues for photo ops, and the casual person happening upon one of these statues will stop and notice it.

Per the press release, find the statues here, among other places:

STATUE LOCATION
All-Star Game MLB, 245 Park Avenue
American League Statue of Liberty
National League Ellis Island
Brooklyn Dodgers Topps, One Whitehall Street
New York Giants Toys “R” Us, Times Square,1514 Broadway
New York Mets Penn Station, 2 Penn Plaza
Yankee Stadium tribute Yankee Stadium
Atlanta Braves World Financial Center Plaza
Boston Red Sox Sports Museum of America, 26 Broadway
Chicago Cubs 20 Broad Street, near N.Y. Stock Exchange
Pittsburgh Pirates 888 7th Avenue, near Carnegie Hall
St. Louis Cardinals 1290 Ave. of the Americas, near Radio City
Tampa Bay Rays Champs, 5 Times Square

Of course, you can also buy replicas online as well. The one commemorating the last season in Yankee Stadium is pretty neat.

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  • Adam

    i plan on urinating at 26 Broadway. you should too.

  • Charlie

    This seems pretty cool. Any idea how long these will be there?

  • pat

    i expect the red sox one to last < one week before serious vandalism. Theyre gonna have to have armed guards to keep new yorkers off it

  • Joey

    what will these things be made of? Could you knock over the sox one or what? If you can’t I’ll be very disappointed…

  • http://Reds Dick

    Anyone know where I can find the locations online to ALL the statues? I am trying to find out where the Cincinnati Reds one is. Thanks

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/statues Gina

    You can find a map of all 42 locations at http://mlb.mlb.com/statues – have fun!

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/statues Gina

    You can find a map of all 42 locations here: http://mlb.mlb.com/statues

    Have fun!

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