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    When was the last All-Star in Yankee stadium? 78? And why hasn't there been a game here in a long time?

    Is MLB practicing that terrible NFL policy of giving these games to teams with New Stadiums?

    Does anyone know how the All-Star Game is awarded?
    "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

  • #2
    Originally posted by TonyStarks
    When was the last All-Star in Yankee stadium? 78? And why hasn't there been a game here in a long time?

    Is MLB practicing that terrible NFL policy of giving these games to teams with New Stadiums?

    Does anyone know how the All-Star Game is awarded?
    Yes, MLB is practicing that policy. For instance, Pittsburgh is hosting this year's All-Star game, even though it hosted it in 1994. Then San Francisco is hosting in 2007, marking a departure from the NL/AL rotating policy.

    As for why no Yankee Stadium...I don't know why. I remember hearing a few years back that Steinbrenner didn't want it or something like that. But I don't know and can't back that up. Shea hasn't hosted it since 1964, so the Mets have a good gripe as well. You'd think MLB would like to have the game in New York.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DoubleX
      Yes, MLB is practicing that policy. For instance, Pittsburgh is hosting this year's All-Star game, even though it hosted it in 1994. Then San Francisco is hosting in 2007, marking a departure from the NL/AL rotating policy.

      As for why no Yankee Stadium...I don't know why. I remember hearing a few years back that Steinbrenner didn't want it or something like that. But I don't know and can't back that up. Shea hasn't hosted it since 1964, so the Mets have a good gripe as well. You'd think MLB would like to have the game in New York.
      Why the hell wouldn't George want it? It's free Revenue for 3 days worth.
      The revolving Policy is not fair to teams which cannot get the city to fund their park.
      "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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      • #4
        Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I heard that Yankee Stadium I will get it before it closes, and Yankee Stadium II a couple of years later?
        Me, at a Boston restaurant, to a waiter:
        Are you sure the Manny Ramirez (name of burger) isn't a sloppy joe?

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        • #5
          Well if the Yanks get a new stadium you can rest assured they will be getting the All-Star game.

          That seems to be the policy around all Pro Sports lately.
          But this one could be different, because I do believe the Stadium is being funded privately and the City isn't going to have to pay for it.

          Hopefully there is no loop hole because I'd like to see an All-Star game in the BX!
          "After my fourth season I asked for $43,000 and General Manager Ed Barrow told me, 'Young man, do you realize Lou Gehrig, a 16-year-man, is playing for only $44,000?' I said, Mr. Barrow, there is only one answer to that - Mr. Gehrig is terribly underpaid."- Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio

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          • #6
            Yankee Stadium will MOST LIKELY get it in 2008. Also being thrown around is the possibility that the New Yankee Stadium hosts it the following year, 2009.

            But yea, last one was '77, next one will be 2008. Honestly though, I'm not too thrilled about it. Its going to be crazy here for like 3-4 days. And tickets are going to be impossible for us New York fans.
            "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support, not illumination."
            -Vin Scully

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            • #7
              I have my doubts that the construction will be done on time for the new stadium to be ready for the 2009 season. Construction in New York over high-profile projects seems to always get delayed indefinitely. Look at Ground Zero, it's been 4 and a half years and nothing has been done. It's disgraceful.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BasEbaLlKnoItAll
                Yankee Stadium will MOST LIKELY get it in 2008. Also being thrown around is the possibility that the New Yankee Stadium hosts it the following year, 2009.

                But yea, last one was '77, next one will be 2008. Honestly though, I'm not too thrilled about it. Its going to be crazy here for like 3-4 days. And tickets are going to be impossible for us New York fans.

                Where did you get that info from? I dont think Yankee Stadium will get it in 2008.
                "I was pitching one day when my glasses clouded up on me. I took them off to polish them. When I looked up to the plate, I saw Jimmie Foxx. The sight of him terrified me so much that I haven't been able to wear glasses since." - Left Gomez

                "(Lou) Gehrig never learned that a ballplayer couldn't be good every day." - Hank Gowdy

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