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All-Star week lives on in the smiles of Francisco Lindor fans

Posted: 4:52 PM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 16:52:55-04
Lindor meet and greet

CLEVELAND — Even though All-Star Week has come to an end, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor left some fans with lasting memories and new, improved smiles.

During the All-Star festivities, Lindor held a meet and greet with fans at the SmileDirectClub bus on East Prospect Avenue.

The fans, some of whom had been lined up to meet the four-time All-Star since 6 a.m., got their photos taken with Lindor and had him sign memorabilia. They weren’t just left with a memory of meeting a Cleveland Indian, they also went home with brighter smiles.

Lindor and fan

SmileDirectClub provided a free professional teeth whitening station for the fans to achieve a more confident smile after meeting “Mr. Smile.”

Ricardo Ortiz and his son Jovié were incredibly happy to a part of the meet and greet.

“It was really cool,” Ricardo said about the experience. “He’s from Puerto Rico and that’s where we’re from. He was just really cool.”

Fittingly, Jovié was all smiles as he showed off his favorite part of the meet and greet—his autographed “Puerto Rico” baseball cap.

The photos and autographs definitely made the fans happy, but the unique parts of this particular meet and greet were the opportunities for dental care it provided the fans.

SmileDirectClub staff provided attendees with free 3D digital images of their teeth, a complimentary professional whitening kit and a discount on clear aligners that straighten teeth without the need for traditional braces.

“How awesome is this,” one woman said while at the professional whitening station. “First I meet Frankie [Lindor], then I get free teeth whitening?!”

Lindor previously said he believes a confident smile is an important part in everyone's lives, and he gave that and more to his fans during All-Star Week. Even though the festivities are over, Lindor left his fans with great memories, new memorabilia and brighter, whiter smiles.

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MLB All-Star Week Schedule

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Friday, July 5

10 a.m.: Play Ball Park opens. The interactive baseball theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of All-Star Week

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring Twenty One Pilots

8 p.m.: Twenty One Pilots concert begins

Saturday, July 6

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring The Killers

8 p.m.: The Killers concert begins

Sunday, July 7

8 a.m.: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K begins – time subject to change.

3 p.m. Gates open for the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game doubleheader at Progressive Field. Double-header will feature performances by Welshly Arms and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Following the games is the All-Star Rock 'n' Blast, a fireworks and multimedia show.

Monday, July 8

All-Star Workout Day

8 p.m. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby begins.

Tuesday, July 9

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. The All-Star Parade begins.

7:30 p.m. The 90th annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard begins at Progressive Field.

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