iON Camera at the 2015 MLB All Star Game
2015 MLB ALL STAR GAME
For the second straight year, iON Camera got to participate in the MLB All Star Game. This years game was hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio which is home to the Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Reds organization was officially established in 1881 as an independent club and became a charter member of the American Association in 1882. The team later joined the National League in 1890. The club traces its origins back to the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, widely recognized as baseball’s first all-professional team.
In preparation for the All Star Game, MLB ran the iON The Ball Park Twitter campaign which got fans to interact by watching various different Vine videos that provided clues to different ball parks through out the league. Upon receiving the correct answer to each ballpark, 4 lucky winners received a brand new iON SnapCam Lite camera.
All Star Weekend kicked off with the Futures Game which features current minor league stars from various MLB clubs on one team and prospects from other countries of the world on the other. Next up came the Home Run Derby. This year Major League Baseball decided to do something a little different and featured players going head to head for 4 minutes each to try and hit as many home runs as they could. Winner moves onto the next round. It wasn’t easy but after 3 rounds, the home town hero Todd Frazier took home the trophy in dramatic fashion hitting the winning home run in bonus time. Todd finished runner up in the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby. iON’s Air pro 3 cameras could be seen mounted on the L-screen that protected the pitcher.
Following a wild night of weather, the 2015 MLB All Star Game was finally upon us. Mike Trout, the 2014 All Star Game MVP, muscled out a lead off drive home run to right field to set the American League up with an early league but the National League answered quickly by evening up the score in the bottom of the second inning. Despite being down 6-3 in the top of the 9th inning, the final national league pitcher to take the mound was the Cincinnati Red’s very own closer Aroldis Chapman. If you don’t know much about Chapman, he’s a 6’4″ 215lb freak of nature when it comes to throwing the baseball. Chapman proceeded to strike out all 3 batters that he faced with nothing but 100+ mph fastballs as players that don’t face him during the season watched in awe. The American League closed out the with a 6-3 victory thus securing home field advantage for the American League team that makes it to the 2015 World Series.
All week and weekend iON cameras were used to capture some of the pre-game moments. From a run down the Red Carpet with Orbit to watching the celebrity softball while mounted on a helmet! You can check out a few of the videos on iON’s Facebook or head over to the MLB.com to look at the videos and watch a recap of all the 2015 MLB All Star Weekend’s events.