MLB plans to pro­tect fans’ wal­lets in Cincy

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CINCINNATI — Author­i­ties pre­par­ing for base­ball’s Al­lS­tar 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. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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