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  • Angels to play host to 2010 All-Star game!!!!

    For the first time since Bo Jackson and Nolan Ryan graced Anaheim Stadium, the All-Star game is returning to Southern California.

    The Angels have been awarded the 2010 All-Star game, with Commissioner Bud Selig scheduled to make the official announcement Wednesday at Angel Stadium, according to three sources not authorized to speak publicly in advance of the announcement.

    The game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, with a fan festival at the Anaheim Convention Center extending from the previous weekend through game day.

    The Angels and the city of Anaheim worked together to secure the All-Star game, even as the two sides prepared for another round in court.

    Club executives and city leaders are scheduled to share the stage with Selig at Wednesday's news conference. On June 20, the team and the city will face off in the state appellate court, in Anaheim's latest and perhaps last challenge to the Angels' 2005 name change.

    The Dodgers are expected to be awarded the finals of next year's World Baseball Classic, but Selig does not plan to make any announcement about the WBC while he is in town, according to the sources.

    Dodger Stadium has not played host to the All-Star game since 1980, the only time it has been held there. The Dodgers have expressed interest in bringing the game back to Los Angeles, with 2013 a possible target. The Dodgers plan extensive renovations of the ballpark and surrounding area in advance of the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, in 2012.

    The All-Star game was last played in Southern California in 1989, before a crowd of 64,036 at Anaheim Stadium.

    The crowd remains the fourth-largest in All-Star game history, behind the three games played at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which no longer exists. The Angels renovatedand downsized their stadium after the NFL's Rams left for St. Louis, with seating capacity now listed at 45,257.

    Jackson, a two-sport star who took a winter job as a running back for the Los Angeles Raiders, was the most valuable player of the 1989 game with a 448-foot home run. Ryan was the winning pitcher, 10 years after Angels General Manager Buzzie Bavasi chased him out of Anaheim and into free agency with the parting shot that he could replace Ryan with "two 8-7 pitchers."

    The American League won, 5-3, tagging the loss on John Smoltz, the only player who appeared in that game that remains active. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia was the backup catcher for the National League.

    Anaheim Stadium also played host to the All-Star game in 1967. The National League won, 2-1, in 15 innings -- the most innings in All-Star history -- with Tony Perez hitting the game-winning home run off Catfish Hunter.

    Dodgers Manager Joe Torre was the starting catcher for the National League. On that day, his teammates included Hall of Fame pitchers Juan Marichal, Ferguson Jenkins, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale and Tom Seaver.
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  • #2
    Congrats! Its nice to see All-Star games in the 'older' parks.
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    • #3
      Despite what the story says, the last All Star game in So Cal was in San Diego sometime around 1992 or 93.
      http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Congrats, those renovations finally paid off!
        The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by parlo View Post
          Despite what the story says, the last All Star game in So Cal was in San Diego sometime around 1992 or 93.
          Notice he didn't say in Los Angeles.

          Strange, this will be Anaheim's 3rd all star game, yet Dodger Stadium has only hosted 1 in its 50 years, with nothing on the horizon for another 5 years at least.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LetsGoMets687 View Post
            Notice he didn't say in Los Angeles.

            Strange, this will be Anaheim's 3rd all star game, yet Dodger Stadium has only hosted 1 in its 50 years, with nothing on the horizon for another 5 years at least.

            Thats also interersting considering that the Dodgers are one of the leagues more premier and recognized franchises, as well as having an old but vey well maintained and recently updated Dodger Stadium.

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            • #7
              Congratulations Angels :applaud:
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jim Vaz View Post
                Thats also interersting considering that the Dodgers are one of the leagues more premier and recognized franchises, as well as having an old but vey well maintained and recently updated Dodger Stadium.
                Why does it seem like certain teams get the All Star game more than others? I'm sure the Red Sox, Yankees, and Cardinals have had their fair share. So why not teams like Kansas City, Mets, Dodgers... etc?
                Last edited by Onemoredayatshea27; 05-23-2008, 10:45 AM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Onemoredayatshea27 View Post
                  Why does it seem like certain teams get the All Star game more than others? I'm sure the Red Sox, Yankees, and Cardinals have had their fair share. So why not teams like Kansas City, Mets, Dodgers... etc?
                  Yea I don't know. Obviously they league wants to get to all the "new" stadiums that hurts for instance the Mets or Royals chances on scoring the game, also Shea is looked almost as an eyesore by baseball. I was actually shocked myself when in 1996 the old and pretty antiquated Vet in Philly got the all star game, and with that they will most likely have to wait to get one in Citizens bank.

                  Its going to be nuts trying to get all the venues in. You have the Nats new Park, Citi Field, Minnesota coming in 2010. And I'm sure MLB would love to get an All Star in the new Yankee Stadium despite the fact that its hosting one this year. Should be interesting.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Onemoredayatshea27 View Post
                    Why does it seem like certain teams get the All Star game more than others? I'm sure the Red Sox, Yankees, and Cardinals have had their fair share. So why not teams like Kansas City, Mets, Dodgers... etc?
                    I think you have to bid on it, like the Super Bowl. Some teams want it more than others. I think some teams are not interested. It may not be worth the hassle. Actually there has only been 1 AS Game at Fenway, and one at Yankee in over forty years. There was only one at the old Busch Stadium sometime in the late 60s.
                    Oftentimes a new stadium, or anniversary is chosen as the site. Maybe it will be at Dodger Stadium for the 50th anniversary. The Mets will most likely want one when the new park opens. KC might want one when their renovations are complete.
                    http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      st louis is actually due. last one was 66, yanks last was 77. although pittsburgh had one in 74, 94 and 06. here is the list.

                      http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgmenu.shtml

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by parlo View Post
                        Oftentimes a new stadium, or anniversary is chosen as the site. Maybe it will be at Dodger Stadium for the 50th anniversary.
                        2012, which will be Dodger Stadium's 50th anniversary, was already promised to Kansas City if their renovations are done by then.

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                        • #13
                          Teams can only bid for it every other year. One years it's National League Park, the next year is American League Park.

                          Pittsburgh Pirates has hosted it 5 times
                          Cleveland Indians have hosted it 5 times

                          NY Yankees have hosted it 4 times* (4th one is 2008)
                          Chicago White Soxs have hosted it 4 times
                          Washington DC (the city) has hosted it 4 times
                          Cincinnati has hosted it 4 times.
                          St Louis has hosted it 4 times.
                          Detroit has hosted it 4 times.
                          Philadelphia has hosted it 4 times.
                          Boston has hosted it 4 times. (3 soxs, 1 brave)

                          Chicago Cubs have hosted it 3 times.
                          Milwaukee have hosted it 3 times.
                          San Fransisco has hosted it 3 times.
                          Houston has hosted it 3 times.

                          Baltimore, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Anaheim, San Diego, Seattle have hosted it 2 times each, as well as the Polo Grounds twice.

                          Montreal, Oakland ('87), Toronto ('91), Arlington ('95), Denver ('98), and Shea ('64) has hosted it only 1 time, as well as Ebbets Field only once.

                          It's a no brainer to me of who is due to host it.

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                          • #14
                            It's a no brainer to me of who is due to host it.


                            Montreal??????
                            http://soundbounder.blogspot.com/

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                            • #15
                              I don't get this move at all, quite frankly.

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