Do not let these people get an All-Star Game
And, Marcus Stroman is taunting them and Ian Happ is anchoring the lineup, right out of contention
There was a lot of buzz at last week’s All-Star Game and not all of it was how the weird black pants they made the National League wear gave the whole thing the feel of a Dockers’ commercial.
Some of it was who will host a future All-Star Game, specifically the 2025 edition. (Although this year’s game set an all-time low for ratings at just 7.01 million, so maybe they’ll just cancel future ones.)
The Cubs are “in the running” for the game, and the Garbage Family That Owns the Cubs™ has been pining for one since before they even started their renovation of Wrigley Field.
The Cubs haven’t hosted a game since 1990, and that was remembered for three things. The Home Run Derby where almost nobody homered (Ryne Sandberg won with three), the game itself had two rain delays for a total of 85 minutes as the AL won a barn burner 2-0, and at the workout day on Monday they gave out florescent hats, and the Pink Hat Guy started his “trend” by wearing that hat for years.
Since then the Mariners have hosted two, both of them in the same park.
Pissburgh has hosted twice, once in Three Rivers Stadium and once at PNC Park, and the Padres have hosted two, one in Jack Murphy Stadium and one at Petco Park.
The Ricketts want the game as a reward for all of their hard work renovating Wrigley, and yes, they did a really good job. They fixed a lot that was wrong with the place without screwing much up. So, in that respect they probably do deserve one. Plus, now that guys actually know what do do in a Home Run Derby that would likely be pretty epic. Fox could put Ken Rosenthal on a rooftop and if somebody hits him with a 500 foot homer somebody wins a house.
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