Drew Carey, Slim Jim Phantom To Manage All-Stars In Strat-O-Matic Simulation Tues Via Wizard World

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GLEN HEAD, N.Y. - July 9, 2020 - PRLog -- Actor, host, comedian and baseball super-fan Drew Carey will match wits with his friend and fellow Strat-O-Matic player, musician Slim Jim Phantom, when the two square off as managers of the American League and National League teams, respectively, when Strat-O-Matic simulates the 2020 baseball All Star Game on Tuesday, July 14. Carey and Phantom will appear live on video streaming on Wizard World's Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/wizardworldvirtual), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wizardworld) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/wizardworldtv/videos) channels beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, giving fans the opportunity to interact with each other as well as pose questions via chat to be considered for the broadcast.

Carey and Phantom will select the starting lineups from the All-Star Game rosters chosen by Strat-O-Matic fans based on its simulation of the 2020 baseball season to date. During the broadcast, the "Whose Line is it Anyway?" host and "Stray Cats" drummer will make lineup and pitching changes while discussing their baseball fandom and respective careers, with veteran sportscaster Seth Everett serving as moderator on the Wizard World Virtual Experiences (www.wizardworldvirtual.com) platform, which has hosted more than 50 celebrity, artist, author and pop culture panels in recent weeks.

The Strat-O-Matic All-Star broadcast will also feature surprise "drop-in" guests from the baseball and entertainment worlds, along with a running visual of the digital version of the game to allow fans to follow along with the action. Fans who miss the live broadcast can watch it on demand anytime on the same platforms.

"Slim Jim and I are in a Strat-O-Matic league together, so this will be a fun way to flex our managerial muscles and show that the American League is truly dominant in baseball," joked Carey, whose Cleveland baseball fandom is well known. "Like all fans, we'll miss not seeing the players on the field next Tuesday, but I look forward to talking baseball with Slim Jim and with fans who tune in to the broadcast."

Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was host and a producer.

Phantom is the drummer for the band Stray Cats and host of "Rockabilly Raveup" and Fantasy Baseball's "Slim Jim Phantasy," on SiriusXM.


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