Monday, June 20, 2011
For the last few years, the cities hosting the MLB All-Star game have had themed statues spread around their area. There were Mickey Mouse statues all over Southern California for last year's game in Anaheim, arches in 2009 for St. Louis, replica Statues of Liberty in 2008 for New York, and other themes in previous years.
This year, Phoenix is the host city, and they've gone with the cactus statues. Ten 7 1/2-foot-tall, 700-pound saguaro cactus statues will be spread across the Greater Phoenix area. There are four designs, two of them are D-Backs designs, one is a 2011 All-Star design and the fourth is an AL/NL design, which has the logos of all 30 MLB teams. Unfortunately, there aren't any individual team cacti.
Last week, the MLB.com Shop began selling the 7.5 inch versions of the statues. I would have bought a Dodger version if they made one.
What do you think of the Cactus Statues, cool or corny?