Let's not get too excited.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said Monday night that Cincinnati is still in the running for the 2011 All-Star Game, along with the Arizona Diamondbacks and other teams.
"They've got a chance, a good chance," Selig said of Phoenix at Monday's Reds-Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. "... There's a lot of cities trying to get it. It's making my job tough, but that's OK. I like it. It didn't used to be that way. I like their [Arizona's] chances."
He was asked then about Cincinnati's chances. The 2007 game is in San Francisco and Selig said he wants to alternate the game between American League and National League stadiums for the foreseeable future. With the 2009 game going to St. Louis, the Reds would need to look to 2011, 2013 or 2015 for their chance to host the game.
"They're there too," Selig said of Cincinnati.
I read that as a pretty non-committal "maybe" for the hometown press in Arizona, and a very shaky "who knows" for the visiting press corps from Ohio.