Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
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. "
WEEI in Boston had Selig on with one of the Red Sox owners (Tom Warner I think) this past Friday and Selig said the same thing- nearly word for word- when they were saying how special the last All Star game in Fenway was and would he give it to them for the anniversary. Selig impressed me in the interview.