Selig on the All-Star Game
Posted by JohnFay at 6/20/2009 6:34 PM EDT on Cincinnati.com
One the reasons the Reds wanted to host the Civil Rights Game was to make a good impression on the Major League Baseball in order to help land the All-Star Game in 2013.
"They deserve an All-Star Game," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "The problem we have these days -- back in the 90s you had to beg cities to host. Now, we're jammed. Every time we build a new ballpark -- like in Florida, Minnesota and the Mets -- they want one. So I've got to work my way through this. They deserve an All-Star Game, and I'm going to do my very best to get them one."
Selig was very pleased with the ceremonies leading up the Civil Rights Game.
"Cincinnati should be very proud," Selig said. "They've done an extraordinary job."