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  • Dodger Stadium hasn't hosted the ASG since Jimmy Carter was president. Sometimes it takes a little patience.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
    - Walt Whitman

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    • Citi's supposed to get the All-star Game in 2013, isn't it? I thought it was at least in the running.
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      • Originally posted by SanDiegoPadres1969 View Post
        It just ticks me off a little to hear about the Mets possibly getting the 2013 ASG . . . . . with absolutely no mention of the Padres getting one
        You have no reason to be ticked off. In the 47 years since the Mets last hosted an All-Star game, the Padres hosted it not once but twice! The Mets have not hosted an All-Star Game since 1964, so we're waaaaaaaaaaaaaay overdue.

        Since 1964, when the Mets last hosted the All-Star game, seven clubs have hosted it twice at the same ballpark:

        Astros - Astrodome - 1968, 1986 (18 years between games)
        Padres - Jack Murphy Stadium - 1978, 1992 (14 years between games)
        Phillies - Veterans Stadium - 1976, 1996 (20 years between games)
        Pirates - Three Rivers Stadium - 1974, 1994 (20 years between games)
        Reds - Riverfront Stadium - 1970, 1988 (18 years between games)
        Royals - Royals Stadium - 1973, 2012 (39 years betweeen games)
        Yankees - Yankee Stadium - 1977, 2008 (31 years between games)

        And one team has hosted it three times in the same building:

        Angels - Anaheim Stadium - 1967, 1989, 2010 (22 years, then 21 years, between games)

        That doesn't include teams that hosted it more than once since '64 but the games were played in different stadiums (e.g. Indians - Municipal Stadium 1981, Jacobs Field 1997). I'm talking strictly about the game being played in the very same stadium.

        If the Padres can get the game again after only 14 years - and if the Angels can get it three times in 43 years - it's not right that Mets fans have had to wait 50 years for another shot at it.
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        Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
        Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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        • The yankees wont get an all star game for so long because they just had one, old stadium or not. The rays wont get one because they now don't like doing home run derbys in domes, it makes it harder to get those higher shots and no one can wait outside the wall for an out of the parker.

          I feel bad for the mets, but maybe they are clumping you and the yankees together by saying the town of ny has had all star games.

          Kind of cool though that the angles got it 3 times and each time the stadium looked different.
          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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          • Originally posted by SanDiegoPadres1969 View Post
            I'm sure you're right. It just ticks me off a little to hear about the Mets possibly getting the 2013 ASG, and now the Marlins possibly getting the 2015 game, with absolutely no mention of the Padres getting one, even though Petco Park opened 5 and 8 years before those places, respectively (I'd imagine Phillies fans feel the same way). Heck, it took the Diamondbacks 13 years to get an All-Star Game! They were bypassed in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009, before finally getting it this year. I really think priority should be given to the ballparks that open first.
            I see what you're saying, but the Marlins have never hosted an ASG - their one opportunity was taken away and given to Atlanta.

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            • Originally posted by rmc523 View Post
              I see what you're saying, but the Marlins have never hosted an ASG - their one opportunity was taken away and given to Atlanta.
              Which is a real shame, since Joe Robbie would have actually been a great venue.

              When all 67,000 seats in the stadium are filled--as it was for the playoffs and World Series--the place has a totally different atmosphere than the regular season.

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              • http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/...=.jsp&c_id=fla

                Ballpark topping out ceremony last Friday. The roof is almost done
                1997 2003
                Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                • Originally posted by Anubis2051 View Post
                  The Trop will probably have to at some point due to lack of AL ballclubs that haven't hosted, maybe 2016 or 2018? That is if it's not replaced or scheduled to be replaced by then.
                  Tropicana Field will never host an All-Star Game.

                  MLB wants the Rays out of that stadium and the game will be used as leverage for a new ballpark. Somewhere.

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                  • Originally posted by SanDiegoPadres1969 View Post
                    Apparently that doesn't apply to the Padres, Phillies, Reds, or Nationals.
                    I think you mean the Packers, Eagles,Bengals,or redskins
                    the nfl does not give you a superbowl simply base on the fact that you build a new stadium
                    it must be in a warm weather city or or in a dome
                    N.J was given a superbowl,base on the fact that NYC was promise a superbowl for the West Side Stadium (NY Jets)
                    and we all know what happened.
                    Even though some of us feel that football should be play outside and in the cold
                    that is just us the fans.
                    When it come to the superbowl us fans DO NOT apply
                    It is mostly for VIP's, star's and for show and tell
                    so I think if the NY/NJ game is a snowout or it is freezing cold
                    that will be the last time it will happen in a northern city without a dome
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                    • Originally posted by drdg View Post
                      I think you mean the Packers, Eagles,Bengals,or redskins
                      the nfl does not give you a superbowl simply base on the fact that you build a new stadium
                      it must be in a warm weather city or or in a dome
                      N.J was given a superbowl,base on the fact that NYC was promise a superbowl for the West Side Stadium (NY Jets)
                      and we all know what happened.
                      Even though some of us feel that football should be play outside and in the cold
                      that is just us the fans.
                      When it come to the superbowl us fans DO NOT apply
                      It is mostly for VIP's, star's and for show and tell
                      so I think if the NY/NJ game is a snowout or it is freezing cold
                      that will be the last time it will happen in a northern city without a dome
                      It was also a kind of kick back thank you to the Giants and the Maras for what they have done for the league, and to a lesser extent the Jets and Johnson as well for both owners sharing the cost of the new place. Other than that the NFL would have NEVER put a superbowl in a non domed stadium in the cold northeast.

                      Not to change the subject of this thread but for anyone who hasn't seen the New Meadowlands stadium, where they spent over a billion dollars is beyond me. While it has all the new amenities that all the new fancy stadiums have, its an extremely underwhelming and stale venue. There is no unique features about it, nothing stands out. Its cavernous, pale, and really just doesn't feel like its a NY stadium. They made such a big deal about the exterior louvers which IMO don't look all that great, and the one big feature was that they would light up blue or green for each team, but you can hardly tell.

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                      • ^ So it's not like the Allianz Arena, where literally the entire outer shell of the stadium lights up in different colors?
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                        • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                          ^ So it's not like the Allianz Arena, where literally the entire outer shell of the stadium lights up in different colors?
                          No, the effect is incredibily dissapointing.

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                          • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
                            ...I don't think the nfl would ever not use miami for a super bowl, it's miami...
                            there are plenty of other places for the nfl to go. it's - pay for a roof or nothing - it's called blackmail.
                            the turd in the punchbowl
                            reality really sucks.
                            enjoy the game more...

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                            • Originally posted by PeteU View Post
                              ...Which is a real shame, since Joe Robbie would have actually been a great venue...
                              gee, you're always writing that jrs is so bad.
                              the turd in the punchbowl
                              reality really sucks.
                              enjoy the game more...

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                              • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                                gee, you're always writing that jrs is so bad.
                                Actually, I've never written that Joe Robbie Stadium was bad, even as a baseball venue. It's not close to ideal, but I personally prefer it over some of the 1960s-70s era cookie cutters--at least it had grass and interesting dimensions.

                                The lease at Joe Robbie sucked for the Marlins--they barely got anything out of the place. And while Florida's heat and humidity and summer showers personally doesn't bother in the least bit (I actually enjoy it!), I nonetheless can understand why it might be a turnoff for some less seasoned fans. And for regular season baseball, having 35,000 extra seats that weren't sold was pointless. The bottom line is that the Marlins are getting a baseball only stadium of their own, and that's a good thing for the franchise in the long run.

                                But for postseason baseball, the place rocked. I was there in the stands in 2003, and the place was incredible. 65,000 screaming, towel waving fans standing for nine innings straight (or in the case of Game 3 of the NLDS, 11 innings straight).

                                Part of me wishes that the Marlins would still be allowed to use Joe Robbie as their playoff ballpark should they make the postseason. No way it would ever happen, but it's cool to dream about.

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