They'd sell dozens and dozens of tickets.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
It's about time. Every new park seems to get a crack at it except for us. Are outsiders intimidated by the immense size of our smoke stacks? (Smoke stack envy.) Are they disgusted that we like chili on our spaghetti? (And Skyline/Gold Star cheese coneys in general? Yes, this counts for all Reds fans in Columbus and Dayton too. It's not a phenomenon limited to Cincinnatians. Love me some Skyline. I think if you're a Reds fan liking that stuff is a pre-req. And for those that don't know... the secret ingredient is chocolate. Yes, chocolate. Now you'll think of that every time you eat it... I guarantee it.)
Would love it if the Reds got the All Star game in '13. Hopefully that happens.
I hope it happens, but I would not bet on it.
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
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."
I miss Adam Dunn.
I don't know if it really helped or not, but I wouldn't expect Bud to say anything differently than what he did. Canned response basically.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
IMO they need to set up a constant rotation for the ASG's. This bidding for one garbage is ridiculous. Every team deserves to host one. Period. I couldn't care less about "new stadiums" and such. It's per FRANCHISE...not per stadium.
Set up a list based on first franchise to newest franchise then start doing them in order. If a new team is added, then they go to the end of the list and don't get one right away (should be at least a 5 year waiting period for a new franchise).
Simple and fair.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.
From C. Trent's blog:
Only one fan asked a question of Bob Castellini, who was making one of his three stops on the caravan. The question was about getting an All-Star game.
"We'll get it," Castellini said. "We're on the case."
Thom Brennaman, the MC, noted that the games were picked "two or three years in advance" and Castellini jumped in, "more than that."
From what I hear, there's a chance at the 2017 game or the 2019 game. Baseball has said they could have the 2019 game -- the 150th anniversary of pro baseball -- but the Reds want the 2017 game
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Yeah that'll happen.
The good news is the Cubs still won't have won a World Series.