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Hangar18
07-20-2004, 09:47 AM
big deal right? Sure. But didnt this Joke Franchise just host an ASG a few yrs ago? Was that 97? Same Year Thomas won the HR Derby? My question to the baseball lords and interrupt Bud Selig washing Jerry Reinsdorfs Mercedes is, HOW DID THE PIRATES SKIP about 20 other teams for the Game?
Isnt everyone supposed to take turns? For example, the SOX had the ASG last year ......... Iwouldnt expect us to get it again til the other 29 teams had a chance at it. The cubs had one in 1990..........so by all FAIRNESS, we
better not see one there til 2030. Reason I bring this up, is because MLB
will somehow move the Flubbies to the front of the line, so that the great "messiah" can pitch in his hometown.

Kogs35
07-20-2004, 09:58 AM
big deal right? Sure. But didnt this Joke Franchise just host an ASG a few yrs ago? Was that 97? Same Year Thomas won the HR Derby? My question to the baseball lords and interrupt Bud Selig washing Jerry Reinsdorfs Mercedes is, HOW DID THE PIRATES SKIP about 20 other teams for the Game?
Isnt everyone supposed to take turns? For example, the SOX had the ASG last year ......... Iwouldnt expect us to get it again til the other 29 teams had a chance at it. The cubs had one in 1990..........so by all FAIRNESS, we
better not see one there til 2030. Reason I bring this up, is because MLB
will somehow move the Flubbies to the front of the line, so that the great "messiah" can pitch in his hometown.actually hangar there going to all the new ballparks. wrigely,yankee stadium,and shea will never have one agian. forget about tradition and forget about the greatness. the onyl reason fenway go it in 99 cause they thought that the new park would built by now. i expect anaheim to get it in 07, sanfran in 08,tampa in09 and philly in 2010

Baby Fisk
07-20-2004, 10:06 AM
I thought cities have begun pitching bid packages to MLB for the right to host the ASG, sort of like bidding for the Olympics. Cities present a total package of frills, attractions and extras in addition to the game itself to try and beat out other cities. I think the natural rotation of this game from one city to another is still there, but losing its influence. Of course I could be remembering this completely wrong, so feel free to call me out on this one... :?:

Kogs35
07-20-2004, 10:12 AM
I thought cities have begun pitching bid packages to MLB for the right to host the ASG, sort of like bidding for the Olympics. Cities present a total package of frills, attractions and extras in addition to the game itself to try and beat out other cities. I think the natural rotation of this game from one city to another is still there, but losing its influence. Of course I could be remembering this completely wrong, so feel free to call me out on this one... :?:
that used to be the case but when the new ballpark craz started it changed the whole process.

Brian26
07-20-2004, 11:45 AM
Wow, that surprises me.

The Pirates held the All-Star Game last time in 1994, albeit at Three Rivers.

I was looking at all of the teams recently and who was in contention. I thought for sure that it would come down to one of these two: Arizona (new stadium, never held an all-star game) or San Francisco (Pac Bell is a new stadium, and SF hasn't held one since 1984). That really surprises me.

Brian26
07-20-2004, 11:52 AM
Recent All-Star hosts by memory:

2005 Detroit
2004 Houston
2003 White Sox
2002 Milwaukee
2001 Seattle
2000 Atlanta
1999 Boston
1998 Colorado
1997 Cleveland
1996 Philadelphia
1995 Texas
1994 Pittsburgh
1993 Baltimore
1992 San Diego
1991 Toronto
1990 Cubs
1989 Anaheim
1988 Cincinatti
1987 Oakland
1986 Houston
1985 Minnesota
1984 San Francisco
1983 White Sox
1982 Montreal
1981 Cleveland
1980 Los Angeles
1979 Seattle

Who gets it in 2007 for the AL?

Oakland doesn't have a new stadium, Texas hosted in '95, Anaheim might be a contender, Seattle hosted in '01

Sox no, Cleveland no, Minnesota definitely not, KC maybe, Detroit no.

NY maybe?, Balt no, Toronto no, Boston no, Tampa (that stadium is horrendous).

I'd have to say the 2007 All-Star Game will probably be held in Kansas City or Anaheim...or maybe the Yankees get it.

Brian26
07-20-2004, 11:59 AM
Thinking about this a little more:

The Pirates turnaround to host the ASG is only 12 years ('06-'94).

The White Sox turnaround was 20 years ('03-'83).

The Astros turnaround was 18 years ('04-'86).

The Indians turnaround was 16 years ('97-'81).

The Mariners turnaround was 22 years ('01-'79).

12 years seems pretty short. There are 16 teams in the NL. In 12 years time, 6 teams will have the chance to host the ASG. So, theoretically, the Pirates jumped over 10 teams.

oeo
07-20-2004, 12:11 PM
actually hangar there going to all the new ballparks. wrigely,yankee stadium,and shea will never have one agian. forget about tradition and forget about the greatness. the onyl reason fenway go it in 99 cause they thought that the new park would built by now. i expect anaheim to get it in 07, sanfran in 08,tampa in09 and philly in 2010 Tampa? Tropicana Field is ugly. It is almost as ugly as Olympic Stadium.

OurBitchinMinny
07-20-2004, 12:14 PM
big deal right? Sure. But didnt this Joke Franchise just host an ASG a few yrs ago? Was that 97? Same Year Thomas won the HR Derby? My question to the baseball lords and interrupt Bud Selig washing Jerry Reinsdorfs Mercedes is, HOW DID THE PIRATES SKIP about 20 other teams for the Game?
Isnt everyone supposed to take turns? For example, the SOX had the ASG last year ......... Iwouldnt expect us to get it again til the other 29 teams had a chance at it. The cubs had one in 1990..........so by all FAIRNESS, we
better not see one there til 2030. Reason I bring this up, is because MLB
will somehow move the Flubbies to the front of the line, so that the great "messiah" can pitch in his hometown.
I think the next one the sox will have will be the 100th. At least they should since they had the first one.

Lip Man 1
07-20-2004, 12:15 PM
By the way Thomas won the HR contest in 95 at Texas. In 94 in Pittsburgh though he hit some bombs including one blast into the 3rd deck at Three Rivers near left center field (I have it on tape) that had never happened before. Blast estimated at 525 feet at least.


Lip

Kogs35
07-20-2004, 12:16 PM
Recent All-Star hosts by memory:

2005 Detroit
2004 Houston
2003 White Sox
2002 Milwaukee
2001 Seattle
2000 Atlanta
1999 Boston
1998 Colorado
1997 Cleveland
1996 Philadelphia
1995 Texas
1994 Pittsburgh
1993 Baltimore
1992 San Diego
1991 Toronto
1990 Cubs
1989 Anaheim
1988 Cincinatti
1987 Oakland
1986 Houston
1985 Minnesota
1984 San Francisco
1983 White Sox
1982 Montreal
1981 Cleveland
1980 Los Angeles
1979 Seattle

Who gets it in 2007 for the AL?

Oakland doesn't have a new stadium, Texas hosted in '95, Anaheim might be a contender, Seattle hosted in '01

Sox no, Cleveland no, Minnesota definitely not, KC maybe, Detroit no.

NY maybe?, Balt no, Toronto no, Boston no, Tampa (that stadium is horrendous).

I'd have to say the 2007 All-Star Game will probably be held in Kansas City or Anaheim...or maybe the Yankees get it.
ok heres whats porb going to happen until 2018 if the certain teams get there new stadiums if not this will change
2005-detroit
2006-pittsburgh
2007-anaheim
2008-sanfran
2009-tampa
2010-philly or arizona
2011-twins new stadium
2012-arizona-or philly
2013-oaklands new stadium
2014-st. louis new stadium
2015-new fenway
2016-marlins new stadium
2017-camden yards
2018-expos new stadium

Kogs35
07-20-2004, 12:18 PM
I think the next one the sox will have will be the 100th. At least they should since they had the first one.
they will have the 100th all star game

Brian26
07-20-2004, 12:26 PM
ok heres whats porb going to happen until 2018 if the certain teams get there new stadiums if not this will change
2005-detroit
2006-pittsburgh
2007-anaheim
2008-sanfran
2009-tampa
2010-philly or arizona
2011-twins new stadium
2012-arizona-or philly
2013-oaklands new stadium
2014-st. louis new stadium
2015-new fenway
2016-marlins new stadium
2017-camden yards
2018-expos new stadium

Most of your new stadiums aren't even done deals yet. St. Louis will definitely happen, but the Twins, Oakland, Fenway and Marlins are all still on the drawing board. No way Tampa ever gets an ASG in that dump.

munchman33
07-20-2004, 05:33 PM
Haven't any of you ever been to Pittsburgh's new stadium, PNC Park? IMHO it is the best park in all of baseball, hands down. I've been to pretty much every ballpark, and that's my take. That ballpark road trip thing ESPN page 2 did last year confirmed this. If they had the ASG there every year, I would have no complaints.

LongLiveFisk
07-20-2004, 05:46 PM
Haven't any of you ever been to Pittsburgh's new stadium, PNC Park? IMHO it is the best park in all of baseball, hands down. I've been to pretty much every ballpark, and that's my take. That ballpark road trip thing ESPN page 2 did last year confirmed this. If they had the ASG there every year, I would have no complaints.
I was there two years ago, and I really liked it a lot. Love the statues of Stargell (took a pic in front of that one) and Clemente near the Clemente bridge. The color of the brick is really nice too. It's very light, like a taupe color. I enjoyed the game I saw there and I plan to go back one of these years!

doublem23
07-20-2004, 05:53 PM
ok heres whats porb going to happen until 2018 if the certain teams get there new stadiums if not this will change
2005-detroit
2006-pittsburgh
2007-anaheim
2008-sanfran
2009-tampa
2010-philly or arizona
2011-twins new stadium
2012-arizona-or philly
2013-oaklands new stadium
2014-st. louis new stadium
2015-new fenway
2016-marlins new stadium
2017-camden yards
2018-expos new stadium
If the Expos move to Washington, D.C. at the end of this year I think they'll get the All-Star Game quicker than 2018 to show off their new beginning as a franchise.

StepsInSC
07-20-2004, 06:07 PM
Well, all I can say is I've got another reason to be glad I'm moving to Pittsburgh in a couple weeks.

Kogs35
07-20-2004, 06:22 PM
If the Expos move to Washington, D.C. at the end of this year I think they'll get the All-Star Game quicker than 2018 to show off their new beginning as a franchise.
philly,arizona,sf,st. louis where promised all star games when they built/buidling new stadiums

StepsInSC
07-20-2004, 06:37 PM
Now Selig is wanting to dump the NL-AL rotation, in order to get in all of the NL teams with new parks sooner.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-pittsburgh-all-stargame&prov=ap&type=lgns

Kogs35
07-20-2004, 06:52 PM
Now Selig is wanting to dump the NL-AL rotation, in order to get in all of the NL teams with new parks sooner.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-pittsburgh-all-stargame&prov=ap&type=lgns
i guess maybe this could be the start of what has been talked about with getting rid of the al and nl and just calling it mlb

StepsInSC
07-20-2004, 08:00 PM
i guess maybe this could be the start of what has been talked about with getting rid of the al and nl and just calling it mlb
I think thats a weeee bit of a stretch. I wouldn't read anymore into it then wanting to get the game in all of the newer parks.

Brian26
07-20-2004, 08:04 PM
San Francisco should have received it.

Kroozah
07-20-2004, 11:37 PM
I am very surprise that San Francisco didn't get it either. I thought they would have gotten it this year when it was announced acouple years ago. Their stadium was built before Houston and Pittsburgh was.

doublem23
07-20-2004, 11:46 PM
I am very surprise that San Francisco didn't get it either. I thought they would have gotten it this year when it was announced acouple years ago. Their stadium was built before Houston and Pittsburgh was.
Pittsburgh is having attendance problems, San Francisco is not. They have enough of a sideshow without an All-Star Game.