by Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel
(from his Note to Self blog)
Fan Fest Saturday. Block Party Saturday evening. Home Run Derby Monday. Open work-out and autograph session Tuesday. The Cree Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday night. Click here for details.
My favorite All-Star Week accoutrement (that’s French for bling) is the Championship Title Belt that goes to the Home Run Derby winner on Monday night. Tim Campbell, an assistant ticket manager gets the credit. It was his job to come up with the trophy. Inspired by championship wrestling – a great southern pastime – he commissioned this belt. And he sourced it in the southern hemisphere! It was handcrafted in Australia by Darren Hall of Championship Gold. I wanted a selfie with the belt, but I could barely lift it…
Buckle up! And partake of the All-Star festivities in Durham.
Thanks to George Habel for this capcom story & photo.