Kudos once more to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs: They have been chosen to host the 2010 Triple-A All Star Game! The announcement made last week marks the first time that a first-year team has been named to host the event. The game will be played on July 14, 2010 at Coca-Cola Park. It will be the culmination of three days of celebration for Triple-A Baseball with events including an All-Star Fan Fest and a Home Run Derby. The game will be televised nationally, which means the eyes of the minor league baseball world will be on Lehigh Valley, PA in 2010.

I had the pleasure of being part of the announcement and unveiling of the All-Star Game logo and a digital countdown clock that will be running until the first pitch of the game.

We look forward to more thrills at Coca-Cola Park. Congratulations to the IronPigs and owners, Craig Stein and Joe Finley, President Chuck Domino and General Manager Kurt Landes. We look forward to hosting baseball's stars of the future. Go IronPigs!