Okay, it's not a makeover for the actual Lady Liberty in the New York Harbor, but Major League Baseball will be putting forty-two 8 1/2 feet tall Statues of Liberty (mini-Liberties) all around New York City to get the city excited for this year's All-Star Game, which will be played at Yankee Stadium.
Each of the Statue Liberties will be painted in:
"bold graphics and colors featuring each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, the American League, the National League, four All-Star statues and statues commemorating the final season of Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium, an additional version for the host Yankees, and one to be determined to be painted by the artist as a surprise."
Of course, smaller, 9-inch versions can be purchased by the MLB Store.
And as Yankees management gets ready for the All-Star gamefestivities (COO Lonn Trost said, "There will be a mascot race with 20 some-odd mascots. Where do you dress them? Where do you feed them?"), they are also taking the time to crow how the new Stadium will be awesome.