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redsfan1966
07-16-2008, 05:24 PM
Just wondering...how come it seems like Great American is left out of the All Star mix?? I have heard nothing about GABP being considered for the future....Busch Stadium is the site next year and that was built after GABP. What gives?? I have heard fans of other teams and even Reds fans say GABP is too bland/mediocre. Is that why?? Anyone have any other reasons, ideas or thought why we arent in the All Star mix?

superred
07-16-2008, 05:46 PM
its in cincinnati thats why

Blue
07-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Because on the Cincinnati Riverfront you have to walk across the river to find something to do.

improbus
07-16-2008, 08:17 PM
I still have my 1988 All-Star Game t-shirt. It is a little small (I was 8 when I got it) but I still wear it to games.
We last had the game in '88, there are 30 teams, so that means somewhere around 2018.

redsfanmia
07-16-2008, 08:48 PM
I still have my 1988 All-Star Game t-shirt. It is a little small (I was 8 when I got it) but I still wear it to games.
We last had the game in '88, there are 30 teams, so that means somewhere around 2018.

I went to the game and still have my 1988 all-star key chain on my key ring.

Ghosts of 1990
07-16-2008, 09:23 PM
I heard rumors back in 2003 that we'd get it soon. It has to be in the next 6 years doesn't it?

redhawk61
07-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Just wondering...how come it seems like Great American is left out of the All Star mix?? I have heard nothing about GABP being considered for the future....Busch Stadium is the site next year and that was built after GABP. What gives?? I have heard fans of other teams and even Reds fans say GABP is too bland/mediocre. Is that why?? Anyone have any other reasons, ideas or thought why we arent in the All Star mix?
It won't be here until the Banks are finished, even if we were offered it. The City wants to promote the "new" Cincinnati, and the completion to the Banks development will be the capper to the rebirth of downtown. Look for the All Star game to come here either in 2014 or more likely 2016, cause the Banks, the trolley, and the new Great American Tower will be finished by then, so people visiting will actually have places to go to around the ball park.

AFalcon10
07-17-2008, 03:54 PM
Redhawk hit it right on the money. If the Banks project is a sucess and the Great American Insurance Building is built as planned I think we will be more of a contender. There is just not much to do around the ballpark right now. Also, it is not really considered a gem so far as new ballparks go. Should have used the river better and I think the steamboat in center is plain tacky. Simpifly simplify simplify - please.

levydl
07-17-2008, 04:19 PM
It won't be here until the Banks are finished, even if we were offered it. The City wants to promote the "new" Cincinnati, and the completion to the Banks development will be the capper to the rebirth of downtown. Look for the All Star game to come here either in 2014 or more likely 2016, cause the Banks, the trolley, and the new Great American Tower will be finished by then, so people visiting will actually have places to go to around the ball park.

Push your projections back about 10 years and there's a chance.

dougflynn23
07-17-2008, 05:38 PM
:) I also would not underestimate the Pete Rose factor, and that Bud Selig might well choose to avoid giving a group of people a platform to make him look like Satan reincarnate on a national stage.

Rob387
07-17-2008, 06:45 PM
:) I also would not underestimate the Pete Rose factor, and that Bud Selig might well choose to avoid giving a group of people a platform to make him look like Satan reincarnate on a national stage.

that's a real good point

yab1112
07-17-2008, 07:45 PM
What gives?? I have heard fans of other teams and even Reds fans say GABP is too bland/mediocre. Is that why??

Have you seen PNC park? If this is the reason, how did Pittsburgh get it and not Cincinnati? If Pitt is ahead of us in terms of the stadium its not by much.

redsfan1966
07-17-2008, 08:03 PM
Everything I have heard about PNC has been rave reviews....

steig
07-17-2008, 09:11 PM
Have you seen PNC park? If this is the reason, how did Pittsburgh get it and not Cincinnati? If Pitt is ahead of us in terms of the stadium its not by much.

PNC park is one of the best looking parks in all of baseball. Great views of the river and bridges, especially at night. Pitt just has a terrible team and ownership group. I would trade GABP and day of the week for PNC park.

HalMorrisRules
07-17-2008, 09:39 PM
Just wondering...how come it seems like Great American is left out of the All Star mix?? I have heard nothing about GABP being considered for the future....Busch Stadium is the site next year and that was built after GABP. What gives?? I have heard fans of other teams and even Reds fans say GABP is too bland/mediocre. Is that why?? Anyone have any other reasons, ideas or thought why we arent in the All Star mix?

St Louis hasnt had an All Star game since the 1966. The Reds have hosted two games in that time. Improbus hit the nail on the head. With 30 teams in the league, the Reds shouldnt have hosted another game since 1988 yet. You cant host the game every ten or even twenty years even though we would enjoy that very much. It has nothing to do with Pete Rose for crying out loud.

foxfire123
07-18-2008, 12:04 AM
But what is there to do in St Louis? The Arch, the Casinos and visit the giant hole in the ground beside Busch Stadium.

By this time next year, Grants Farm may well be gone, and say goodbye to the AB tours too I bet. The I-40/61/64 construction should have progressed to the point where trying to visit the Zoo, Forest Park or the Science Center will be a raging PITA even with the Metro

Yay. I am SO not looking forward to listening to the Cardinals brag aboutthe next all star game for the next 2 years.

yab1112
07-18-2008, 12:31 AM
Everything I have heard about PNC has been rave reviews....

I've been there once and i agree its nice, but I don't think it's leaps and bounds better than GABP. My point is that GABP isn't sooo bad that it shouldn't be in the running, especially since its a new park. GABP is nice I think its problem is that it lacks something defining and unique.

Newman4
07-18-2008, 12:47 AM
GABP is nice I think its problem is that it lacks something defining and unique.

I think that is exactly right. Lots of white painted steel. Corny paddlewheeler. Ugly black batter eye. Nothing around the stadium to do. No distinguishing features. Small Jumbotron.

I was at Coors Field last year and it's much nicer even though it's older. Heck, my family even liked Tropicana Field better. At least they had stuff for my 3 year to do when she got bored. Jumbo baseball equipment playground, craft area where she made a baseball necklace, cartoon watching area with Raymond, the mascot, and the Devil Rays petting tank. GABP has one little playgym with like 500 kids on it.