MetLife has signed on to be a Global Sponsor and the Official Insurance Company of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. MetLife, and its brand ambassador Snoopy, will be incorporated into multiple aspects of the event including in-stadium exposure and on worldwide media platforms. MetLife, a leading global insurer operating in 46 countries worldwide, is joining Brand USA, Delta Air Lines and Konami as the fourth Global Sponsor of the tournament.
MetLife's brand ambassador, Snoopy, is shown at the headquarters of the World Baseball Classic in New York City, for the announcement of MetLife's global sponsorship of the World Baseball Classic. (Photo: Business Wire)As part of the agreement, MetLife will be the title sponsor of the All-World Baseball Classic Team. The MetLife All-World Baseball Classic Team will be comprised of the best performers at each position during the tournament. Players selected to the previous two teams have included two-time tournament M.V.P. Daisuke Matsuzaka (Pitcher, Japan – 2006 and 2009), Ken Griffey Jr. (Outfielder, USA – 2006), Adrian Beltre (Third baseman, Dominican Republic – 2006) and Hyun-Soo Kim (DH, Korea – 2009). MetLife’s long experience and expertise in covering premier sporting events from above will allow it to provide dynamic aerial coverage from its blimps – Snoopy One, Snoopy Two and Snoopy J. The MetLife blimps will be flying above all the games played in Phoenix, Arizona; Miami, Florida; Tokyo, Japan and in San Francisco, California. A camera will be in each blimp capturing scenic aerial footage, as well as crucial in-game moments, that will be incorporated into the game broadcasts on MLB Network, ESPN Deportes and the worldwide feed being distributed to more than 200 countries and territories.