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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Terence Moore: Great American idea: Give Cincy more All-Star Games

Another Great American idea: Give Cincy more Slopfactor Records.

That said, favoritism has nothing to do with what I’m about to type. The following has everything to do with common sense, particularly in regards to the essence of baseball.

As for that essence, it’s history. It’s tradition.

It’s the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds were baseball’s first professional team, which means they deserve special treatment over their 29 peers in the game. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, because I had a revelation a few days ago. It came after Major League Baseball announced it was making Cincinnati the host city for the 2015 All-Star Game.

The revelation? Given the Reds’ significance to baseball history, why not make Cincinnati the host city to the All-Star Game on a regular basis? Like every five years or something?

... All the Commissioner has to do is call a news conference during the next few days, weeks or months and say: “Since the Reds and Cincinnati have meant so much to professional baseball forever, we will give them an All-Star Game every five years, starting with this one in 2015.”

Then after the Commissioner does that, he could go back to the future by declaring Cincinnati always will have exclusivity on Opening Day.

But that’s another column.

Repoz Posted: January 30, 2013 at 07:02 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: January 30, 2013 at 07:32 AM (#4358041)
The Reds were baseball’s first professional team
ARGH. Yes, they were. And then they moved to Boston. And then they moved to Milwaukee. And then they moved to Atlanta.

In honor of the history of that franchise, maybe MLB should have the All Star Game move around the country on a regular basis.
   2. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: January 30, 2013 at 07:42 AM (#4358044)
The Reds play in the same city as baseball's first professional team, and have a similar nickname. . . .
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: January 30, 2013 at 08:27 AM (#4358049)
Right, let's put the All-Star game in Cincy every five years, Washington every presidential election year, Yankee Stadium every 100th anniversary of a Yankee World's Championship, and Marlins Stadium every time a politician gets indicted for kickbacks.
   4. bobm Posted: January 30, 2013 at 08:27 AM (#4358050)
FTFA, preceding TFE:

OK, OK. Let me get this out of the way: I'm a little biased when it comes to the Reds. I spent much of my youth in Cincinnati when the Big Red Machine was the rage. I also didn't exactly bleed Dodger Blue while matriculating at Miami (Ohio) University up the road in Oxford.Not only that, my brother, Dennis, and his family still live on the outskirts of the Queen City, where they've been known to make more than a few trips to Great American Ball Park.


This article is just about the dumbest f***ing thing I have ever read.
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: January 30, 2013 at 08:51 AM (#4358055)
I think the A's should get the All Star game 20 times in a row.
   6. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: January 30, 2013 at 09:42 AM (#4358074)
I want Detroit to get the ASG, so Zombie Ernie Harwell can beat the crap out of Jeannie Zelasko.
   7. Chris Fluit Posted: January 30, 2013 at 09:43 AM (#4358075)
MLB should award the all-star game to Brooklyn every other year- whether they have a team or not.
   8. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: January 30, 2013 at 09:57 AM (#4358081)
Cincinnati in mid-July? No, thank you.
   9. The Tarp That Ate Vince Coleman Posted: January 30, 2013 at 09:59 AM (#4358083)
Forcing baseball's finest to go to Cincinnati more frequently just might stop this crazy PEDs problem.
   10. John Northey Posted: January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM (#4358102)
Nah, lets just play it in a neutral site, say Montreal.
   11. Robinson Cano Plate Like Home Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM (#4358113)
I want Detroit to get the ASG, so Zombie Ernie Harwell can beat the crap out of Jeannie Zelasko.


Make this happen. Actually, anything with Zombie Ernie Harwell would be awesome. I wonder if he can still recite that poem for opening day?
   12. bjhanke Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM (#4358114)
Terry Moore is a little old to be writing articles. I mean, he was a Gold Glove center fielder in the 1940s, but that's been a while now. - Brock Hanke
   13. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM (#4358124)
All-Star games in old stadiums:

1988 - Reds
1989 - Angels
1990 - Cubs
1992 - Padres
1994 - Pirates
1996 - Phillies
1999 - Red Sox
2008 - Yankees
2010 - Angels
2012 - Royals

All-Star games in new stadiums:

1991 - Blue Jays, 3rd-year stadium
1993 - Orioles, 2nd year
1995 - Rangers, 2nd year
1997 - Indians, 4th year
1998 - Rockies, 4th year
2000 - Braves, 4th year
2001 - Mariners, 3rd year
2002 - Brewers, 2nd year
2003 - White Sox, 13th year
2004 - Astros, 5th year
2005 - Tigers, 6th year
2006 - Pirates, 6th year
2007 - Giants, 8th year
2009 - Cardinals, 4th year
2011 - Dbacks, 14th year
2013 - Mets, 5th year
2014 - Twins, 5th year
2015 - Reds, 13th year

New stadiums still waiting:

Phillies: opened 2004
Padres: opened 2004
Nationals: opened 2008
Yankees: opened 2009
Marlins: (vomits in rage)
Devil Rays: opened 1998, built 1990
   14. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM (#4358125)
I want Detroit to get the ASG, so Zombie Ernie Harwell can beat the crap out of Jeannie Zelasko.

Make this happen. Actually, anything with Zombie Ernie Harwell would be awesome. I wonder if he can still recite that poem for opening day?



"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and BRRRAAAAAIINNNNSSSS......!!!!!!"
   15. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM (#4358126)
Terry Moore is a little old to be writing articles. I mean, he was a Gold Glove center fielder in the 1940s, but that's been a while now. - Brock Hanke

But look at those gams!
   16. JJ1986 Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM (#4358132)
I want Detroit to get the ASG, so Zombie Ernie Harwell can beat the crap out of Jeannie Zelasko.


Never seen him eat someone's brains.
   17. DA Baracus Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM (#4358134)
   18. Gamingboy Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4358143)
Doesn't Philly want the All-Star Game in 2026? Y'know, for the 250th anniversary? Somebody needs to break the AL-NL cycle to make that happen....
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4358152)
The AL-NL cycle was broken in 2007, it can be broken again.
   20. BDC Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM (#4358163)
ASG could be in Hawaii the week after the World Series. That would be … boring, actually, but it's getting more boring all the time anyway.

Or build that all-weather venue in Nashville or wherever Whitey Herzog wanted to build his dedicated World Series stadium. Then it can be boring and the fans less interested than ever.
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM (#4358177)
Put the ASG in Troy, NY to make up for the dissolution of the Haymakers.
   22. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM (#4358193)
I want Detroit to get the ASG, so Zombie Ernie Harwell can beat the crap out of Jeannie Zelasko.

Make this happen. Actually, anything with Zombie Ernie Harwell would be awesome. I wonder if he can still recite that poem for opening day?

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and BRRRAAAAAIINNNNSSSS......!!!!!!"


"CARL! Get back inside the house by the side of the road!"
   23. phredbird Posted: January 30, 2013 at 02:39 PM (#4358334)
it should be in busch every year. convenient to all other teams, best fans in baseball ...

*ducks*

/fanboy rant
   24. smileyy Posted: January 30, 2013 at 02:51 PM (#4358350)
Cincinnati in mid-July? No, thank you.


Summer baseball seems to be the natural environment. Like the people hankering for cold-weather Super Bowls.
   25. Traderdave Posted: January 30, 2013 at 03:16 PM (#4358367)
This article is just about the dumbest f***ing thing I have ever read.


I found it among Moore's more well founded & reasonable pieces. He has produced far dumber columns than this.
   26. AndrewJ Posted: January 30, 2013 at 08:35 PM (#4358664)
I wouldn't mind seeing the regular season begin in Cincinnati (or Washington) again. Unless you enjoy getting up at 4 a.m. to watch MLB's recent Opening Days in Japan.

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