CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities preparing for baseball's All-Star Game in Cincinnati say safety measures in place include plans for protecting fans' wallets.
A Major League Baseball official says there will be a crackdown on counterfeit tickets and merchandise. Local and federal law enforcement officers including undercover officers will intercept knock-off caps and T-shirts and target sales of bogus tickets for the July 14 game.
Ethan Orlinsky is an MLB senior vice president who says such high-demand events attract sophisticated counterfeiters. He urges fans to be smart and wary.
Orlinsky was part of a Wednesday briefing on security plans for game-related events that begin this weekend. Cincinnati and host Reds officials say they're confident about safety preparations.