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the Twins finally won approval to build Target Field
Don't they rotate the game between NL and AL every other year?
Historically yes, with a few exceptions, the most recent being 2006-07, when the Pirates and Giants hosted the game in succesion. That was the only time since the dual games of the 1960s where they didn't rotate (before that, it was done a few times in the 50s).
(Cincy, Philly, San Diego, Washington, NY Mets)
Mets are getting 2013.
Houston will be an "AL team" soon. When did they host last?
The new light rail route between St. Paul and Minneapolis should be in operation by the 2014 ASG.
This would work okay:
2013 - NY
2014 - MN
2015 - DC
2016 - TB
2017 - Reds (longest drought of the new stadium guys)
2018 - Miami (or San Diego)
The Dodgers really are getting ###### over here.
LA has had one in 55 years.
And for most of that time, there weren't 30 major league teams.
I don't know why the NL went back-to-back in 06-07, unless Bud simply didn't have any AL clubs to reward for their successful extortion efforts in that span.
They can thank the Angels. The Angels have had an ASG twice since the last one in Dodger Stadium and they got one in 1967 too. I wouldn't complain too loudly about one ASG every 35 years. Once every 30 years is the average. LA has had 4 in 48 years.
No idea what the Angels did to get 2010.
so, the oldest stadium in the national league is wrigley field. the next oldest stadium is dodgers stadium. and the third oldest stadium in the national league right now is...
2016 - TB
There are quite a few in-city bus routes that run all night.
An ASG in Tampa would rewarding an awful ballpark.
You mean like the ASG that were played in Metrodome, Oakland Coliseum, Kingdome, Riverfront Stadium, Stade Olympique, etc? An ASG in Tampa would be acknowledging that they have had a major league baseball franchise for 16 years and have never had an All-Star Game.
Tampa has as much right to an ASG as any other team. There is also about as much chance of me playing shortstop for the Red Sox next year as there is of Bud and friends giving Tampa an ASG without a new stadium being built.
I can't imagine they will wait until 2033 before the White Sox host again.
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