2013 VOTING NOW OPEN!

Fans can vote position players they want selected for the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star game. The pitching for both teams will be selected by the respective managers.

A combination of fan, media and team voting will determine the starters and remaining roster for position players. Voting will end on July 3.

Lancaster Barnstormer skipper Butch Hobson will manage the Freedom Division All-Stars while Long Island Ducks manager Kevin Baez will handle similar duties for the Liberty Division squad.

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FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF NON-STOP FUN COMING TO SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Blue Crabs Begin To Unveil Details For All-star Celebration Presented By Turkey Hill & The Communities Of St. Charles

WALDORF,MD – Southern Maryland's biggest celebration ever will occur when the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Celebration comes to town on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10. This two day event will feature 48 hours of non-stop fun culminating with the Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by the The Communities of St. Charles. It will leave its mark on the Southern Maryland community for years to come.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 9, fans will be able to kick off the festivities at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf with the live show "Circurious" appearing on a giant stage set up in the infield of the ballpark. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a festive atmosphere complete with food, acts, and strolling performers. In addition there will be a dueling piano performance by Bobby McKeys. "Circurious" will take the main stage at 8:00 p.m., followed by an unbelievable fireworks show.

"Circurious," a touring production of Cirque-tacular Entertainment, combines the idea of "going to the circus" with entertaining and athletic performers such as contortionists, singers, dancers, aerialists and acrobats to entertain audiences of all ages. These performers, accompanied by a host, will take the audience through time, decade by decade, beginning with Harry Houdini in 1911 and moving through Buffalo Bill, the United Service Organization, the war era and even highlighting the fun and novelty of the 1950s. Throughout the entire show the host will include fun facts about American show business to educate the audience, as the performers amaze with daring acts.

Fans attending the All-Star Celebration presented by Turkey Hill will also have the opportunity to mingle with the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star players and managers, as well as all of the League's mascots. There will be something for everyone at the festival including carnival food, games, mascots, face painters, and entertainment - plus many special surprises!

The following day, Wednesday, July 10 will feature the Atlantic League All-Star Game, presented by title sponsor The Communities of St. Charles.

"The Communities of St. Charles have been a great partner of ours since the birth of the franchise. We are looking forward to working with them to bring a first class All-Star experience to Southern Maryland," said Blue Crabs General Manager Patrick Day. "They are committed to helping us make this celebration one of the biggest and most distinctive events to ever come to our area."

Fifty of the Atlantic League's top professional baseball players from both the Freedom and Liberty Divisions will be selected by managers, pitching staff and personnel from all eight Atlantic League teams to showcase their talent at this esteemed event. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for the All-Stars on www.atlanticleague.com and on the Blue Crabs homepage beginning in June.

"St. Charles is an all-star community, and as such we're proud to join with our partners at Lennar and Ryan Homes to serve as sponsors and hosts of the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star game. The event will bring first-class professional baseball and entertainment to our community, and highlight the great product that our hometown team, the Blue Crabs, put on for residents of St. Charles and Southern Maryland all summer long," said Craig Renner, Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations for The St. Charles Companies. "For our residents, and fans of the team, we look forward to making this event a showcase for all the great things happening in St. Charles, in Charles County, and in Southern Maryland."

Tickets for both of these events will go on sale to the public on Monday, April 1, following an eleven day pre-sale for Blue Crabs Season Ticket holders beginning on March 20 and lasting until March 31. The first 500 fans to purchase tickets to the All-Star Celebration featuring "Circurious" will receive a commemorative 2013 Atlantic League All-Star game T-shirt. Tickets are just $15 for the All-Star Celebration and $15 for the All-Star Game itself.

Beginning on April 1, fans will be able to purchase tickets to both of these events by logging onto somdbluecrabs.com, calling 301-638-9788, or stopping by the Regency Furniture Stadium Box Office. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays beginning in April from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. The franchise will enter its 6th season on April 18, coming off of the team's fourth consecutive playoff appearance. The Blue Crabs and Regency Furniture Stadium will also host the 2013 Atlantic League All-Star Celebration featuring "Circurious" presented by Turkey Hill on Tuesday, July 9. The Atlantic League All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 10 presented by The Communities of St. Charles. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to save your seat at the ballpark today!

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