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Friday, January 27, 2017

Report: Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field to host 2019 MLB All-Star Game

The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be hosted by the Cleveland Indians in Progressive Field, according to a cleveland.com report by Zack Meisel.
Progressive Field has been renovated several times since last hosting the game in 1997 and right now the Indians are off the heels of a World Series appearance, so the decision by MLB here would make a lot of sense.
This would break a four-season streak of National League clubs playing host to the Midsummer Classic, as the Reds and Padres hosted the last two while the 2017 All-Star Game is in Marlins Park in Miami and 2018 is set for Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Traditionally, the leagues alternate venues for the All-Star Game, but we saw a departure here in this midst of this four-year stretch.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 27, 2017 at 08:34 AM | 27 comment(s)
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Nightengale: MLB kills ‘this time it counts’ for stronger All-Star Game incentive

The idea was ridiculed from the outset, and the slogan mocked.

This time it counts.

Really, no one liked the idea that the All-Star Game winner determined home-field advantage in the World Series.

But you know what?

It actually worked.

The All-Star Game was immeasurably better after the 7-7 tie in the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee.

Players actually stuck around until the end of the game. Managers managed the game as if it were a game that meant something. There were players even picked for the game based on their versatility that could come in handy in the late innings….

Everyone seems thrilled that home-field advantage will now actually go to the World Series team that has the best record.

Yet, the repercussions could come as quickly as July 11 when the 2017 All-Star Game will be in Miami.

Will this become as meaningless and boring as the All-Star Games in the NBA and NHL, where no one plays defense? Will it become nothing more than a nine-inning home-run derby?

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 01, 2016 at 08:01 PM | 45 comment(s)
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