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Royals to host 2012 All-Star Game, then what?

Jun 12, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

According to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Bud Selig will appear in Kansas City on Wednesday to officially award the 2012 All-Star Game to the Royals and Kauffman Stadium. This will be the first All-Star Game in Kansas City since the stadium’s inaugural season in 1973.

Let’s hope that by 2012, the Royals will be in contention with the help of some old favorites like Zack Greinke, Billy Butler and Joakim Soria and some of the game’s brightest young stars like Mike Montgomery, Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers. I’m not holding my breath here, but it would be great for the game.

While the 2012 All-Star Game announcement has been anticipated since last summer, Bob Nightengale of USA Today adds that the Mets will host the All-Star Game in 2013, while the Twins will host in 2014 and the Nationals in 2015. Selig is expected to make these announcements on a year-to-year basis. As discussed thoroughly on this blog due to the immigration issue, next year’s All-Star Game will take place in Phoenix.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 12, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Then nothing. The Royals don’t count. However, the All-Star Game, se cuenta.

  2. ryandevilhorns - Jun 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    It’s a travesty that Boston isn’t hosting the ASG that year.

  3. CG - Jun 12, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Boston had it in 99, give other teams a shot. If they wanted it on the 100 year so bad, they should have said no to 99 and waited till 2012.

  4. Andy II - Jun 12, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    “Royals to host 2012 All-Star Game, then what?” Contraction.

  5. Fast Eddy - Jun 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    What’s the big deal? Let them carry the game for a year. It doesn’t have to go to any one city in any year. The same players are going to play the game no matter where it is. Most people watch on T-V so it can be out of the country for all I care. I get a little tired of the same old cities having the game and on and on. Then griping when they don’t get it for 5 or 10 years. There are a lot of teams who don’t get a “turn” at the game. Get over it.

  6. JBerardi - Jun 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Whatever. Give it Boston and then they don’t get another one until Fenway’s 200th.

    I dunno, it just seems like a huge wasted opportunity to me. How often does Baseball get a chance to host it’s ASG in park celebrating it’s 100th anniversary? It may never happen again. But, oh, we can’t do that because it wouldn’t be fair to the pathetic Royals. I’m sure fans appreciate that sense of fairness more than, you know, a once in a lifetime celebration involving one of the league’s most popular franchises. Well, it just makes sense.

  7. Amol - Jun 12, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    What’s really annoying to me is that there’s an easy solution to be had in giving Boston the game for the 100th anniversary in 2012, and giving KC the game in 2013 for Kauffman’s 40th anniversary.

  8. JBerardi - Jun 12, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Wow, I wasn’t even aware of that. Congratulations, Bud, you’ve done it again! Great job.

  9. JBerardi - Jun 12, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Wow, I wasn’t even aware of that. Congratulations, Bud, you’ve done it again! Great job.

  10. Ben - Jun 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Well said, dude. I applaud your levelheadedness on the Internet. That’s not sarcasm, either.
    God willing Bud will listen to you!

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