Baseball has taken to staging charity concerts during the All-Star break. This year it’s Sheryl Crow:
Major League Baseball will host Missouri native and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow for the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Charity Concert presented by Pepsi on Saturday, July 11 under the iconic Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The concert, which will be free to fans, is the culmination of a day-long celebration of baseball history and will feature a $1 million donation by Major League Baseball to Stand Up To Cancer.
In addition, fans will be able to make donations to Stand Up To Cancer after the concert. The concert will be streamed live on MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, and fans watching the live stream will be encouraged to donate to Stand Up To Cancer.
Last year it was Bon Jovi, which means instead of being 20 years behind the times, baseball is now only 15 years behind the times. If form holds, next year it will be Ricky Martin!
I’m kidding of course. Good for baseball for doing this and good for Crow for donating her time and vocal cords to a worthy cause.