Flash the leather!
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Re: 2015 All Star game to GABP?
Doesn't look like anything of substance to me. Just rampant speculation on the part of the author IMO.
Not that I don't want the Reds to get the ASG, but I think every franchise should have a turn and IIRC there are some that have NEVER had it yet.
Marlins & Rays have never hosted it. The Nats haven't (although they did as the Expos). The Dodgers haven't had one since 1980.
Dodgers, Nats, A's and the Marlins and Rays should have first dibs before the Reds if all things are fair.
from least recent to most recent
New York Mets, 1964 (scheduled to host in 2013)
Los Angeles Dodgers, 1980
Washington Nationals, 1982 (as Montreal Expos – the last All-Star Game held in Washington, DC was in 1969, hosted by the present-day Texas Rangers franchise)
Minnesota Twins, 1985 (scheduled to host in 2014)
Oakland Athletics, 1987
Cincinnati Reds, 1988 (bidding for 2015)
Chicago Cubs, 1990
Toronto Blue Jays, 1991
San Diego Padres, 1992
Miami Marlins, never (franchise started in 1993; was scheduled to host in 2000, but moved to Atlanta; bidding for 2015)
Baltimore Orioles, 1993
Texas Rangers, 1995
Philadelphia Phillies, 1996
Cleveland Indians, 1997
Tampa Bay Rays, never (franchise started in 1998)
Colorado Rockies, 1998
Boston Red Sox, 1999
Atlanta Braves, 2000
Seattle Mariners, 2001
Milwaukee Brewers, 2002
Chicago White Sox, 2003
Houston Astros, 2004
Detroit Tigers, 2005
Pittsburgh Pirates, 2006
San Francisco Giants, 2007
New York Yankees, 2008
St. Louis Cardinals, 2009
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 1989 (as California Angels), 2010
Arizona Diamondbacks, 2011
Kansas City Royals, 2012
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.