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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Report: Atlanta expected to be awarded 2021 All-Star Game

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports today that the Braves and SunTrust Park are expected to be awarded the 2021 All-Star Game soon. Probably next week.

This year’s All-Star Game will be in Cleveland. Next year it’s at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. They already announced 2026 for Philadelphia as a part of America’s Semiquincentennial (look it up). Now baseball is filling in the year’s in between.

The last time the Braves hosted the All-Star Game was in 2000, awarded a couple of years before that. Like a lot of All-Star Games, the 2000 edition was awarded to reward the building of a new ballpark, Turner Field, which came online for baseball purposes in 1997. This time it’s to reward the construction of SunTrust Park. Basically, the Braves just need to keep building new stadiums every twenty years or so to keep this ride going. Just see if they can’t!

And the use of the All-Star Game as a reward for shakedown artists continues.

 

QLE Posted: May 25, 2019 at 06:04 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: all-star game, atlanta

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   1. Meatwad Posted: May 25, 2019 at 07:58 PM (#5845633)
I would be surprised if atlanta got it before chicago. But maybe Manfred really hates the ricketts.
   2. Fancy Pants Handle on Altuve's Buzzer Posted: May 26, 2019 at 06:36 AM (#5845752)
I wouldn't. Cities that pony up money for a new stadium get an all star game as a reward. That is pretty much standard operating procedure. Have to try and convince other cities into being scammed into throwing money away to billionaire owners somehow.
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5845764)
Just award the All-Star game to the previous year's World Series winner. This time make the World Series count!
   4. Itchy Row Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:56 AM (#5845766)
By July 2021, the Braves will be looking for their next stadium.
   5. Bote Man Posted: May 26, 2019 at 07:18 PM (#5845836)
It's expected to bring at least a few bazillion dollars to the local economy, according to a study commissioned by the Braves.
   6. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: May 26, 2019 at 07:35 PM (#5845838)
I will be OUTRAGED if MLB doesn't bring back pillbox caps for the Semiquincentennial.

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