MLB, Cincinnati authorities outline All-Star security plans

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Posted: Jul 08, 2015 11:09 AM

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.