Barry Larkin joins Todd Frazier as 2015 All-Star Game Spokespers - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Barry Larkin joins Todd Frazier as 2015 All-Star Game Spokesperson

(Source: FOX19 NOW file) (Source: FOX19 NOW file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Legendary Reds shortstop, 1990 World Series Champion and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin will be a major part of the 2015 All-Star festivities in Cincinnati after being named an official spokesperson for the midsummer classic.
 
As an All-Star spokesperson, Larkin will be an ambassador for the 86th All-Star Game generating public awareness and making a variety of appearances throughout All-Star Week in his hometown of Cincinnati.

“I'm really excited,” said Larkin. “I look forward to the week and think it's going to be a fantastic, fun time. It's huge. It means a lot to the city.”
 
In a conference call with reporters, Larkin was asked about Pete Rose and what his role, still undetermined by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, would be in the 2015 All-Star Game.
 
“I think Pete's role can be very significant,” said Larkin. “I'm not sure what they're going to do with him, but I'm sure it will be well received by the players and I know the city is certainly excited as well.”
 
Larkin joins Reds third baseman Todd Frazier as a spokesperson for the game. Frazier currently ranks third among all NL third baseman in all-star voting, and is hoping to make a return to the All-Star Game after finishing runner-up in the
home run derby in 2014.
 
“Hopefully he gets a chance to participate,” said Larkin on Frazier. “There's something special about playing in your hometown at the All-Star game in front of your fans.”

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