For the first time since 1998, the Cincinnati Reds are set to host the MLB All-Star Game, and on Wednesday morning, Reds President and CEO Bob Castellini, MLB Executive Vice President Tim Brosnan, and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley were on hand to unveil the logo for the 2015 Midsummer Classic. The game will take place on July 14th, 2015, at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark.
Instead of focusing on the imagery surrounding the 11-year-old stadium, as last year's installment did, the logo features the club's colors of red, black, and white, and the font from the team's wordmark. Although many expected to see the riverboat smokestacks that sit just beyond the right-center field fence featured throughout the logo, fans will welcome the return of Mr. Redlegs, as the handlebar mustached mascot is prominently displayed at the top of the logo.
The logo will be now be displayed above seating in right field at Great American Ballpark, with merchandise available for purchase starting with tonight's game. As baseball's best descends upon the Queen City, and with MLB's switch to team specific all-star caps in this year's event, it's safe to assume that players will don pillbox hats similar to the one Mr. Redlegs is wearing in the logo.