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Offline NationalHeat

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2015 AS Game
« Topic Start: November 13, 2012, 09:48:57 PM »
Safe to say well get it over Miami now, right?

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #1: November 13, 2012, 10:03:34 PM »
No

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #2: November 13, 2012, 10:26:06 PM »
Yes

Online zimm_da_kid

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #3: November 13, 2012, 10:32:10 PM »
maybe

Offline NatsTheFats

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #4: November 13, 2012, 10:49:48 PM »
I can't see the MLB awarding an all-star game to a team/owner that just sold the team away.  No way MLB is happy with that deal...

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #5: November 13, 2012, 10:54:36 PM »
I can't see the MLB awarding an all-star game to a team/owner that just sold the team away.  No way MLB is happy with that deal...

The last time he did it MLB gave him a new team, so don't count on it.

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #6: November 13, 2012, 11:06:29 PM »
The last time he did it MLB gave him a new team, so don't count on it.

Fool MLB once, shame on them.  Fool MLB twice, shame on you.  If Miami doesn't flog him and ride him out of town on a flaming pike, he may be forced to sell the team.

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #7: November 14, 2012, 06:39:43 AM »
They won't give him an ASG, this is already a huge media problem for MLB.

Additionally other owners will likely be pissed he's diving in and screwing up free agent and arbitration markets and then just dumping players the next year.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #8: November 14, 2012, 08:08:43 AM »
No. The Marlins were all but promised the 2015 ASG if they got their new ground up and running. Nats are looking at 2017 at the earliest.

Offline wj73

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #9: November 14, 2012, 08:53:27 AM »
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The last time he did it MLB gave him a new team, so don't count on it.

This. 

As horrible as it was for the Nats to be owned by MLB for those first couple of years, it had one positive - it made sure Loria wasn't still the owner by the time we got the team.  Can you imagine if MLB had allowed Loria to move the Expos directly to DC, with him still as the owner???  What's happening in Miami now could be happening to us.   :phew:

Offline PebbleBall

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #10: November 14, 2012, 08:53:33 AM »
No. The Marlins were all but promised the 2015 ASG if they got their new ground up and running. Nats are looking at 2017 at the earliest.

We already had this:

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according to a league source familiar with commissioner Bud Selig's thinking, the Nationals are currently the frontrunners to host the game over the Marlins.

So this certainly won't help.  The announcement comes in the summer and there is NO CHANCE that MLB will put its marquee event in that stadium with the uncertainty of a government investigation hovering over it. 

Offline NationalHeat

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #11: November 14, 2012, 09:02:07 AM »
Home run derby has always been on my bucket list.

Offline BH34Natural

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #12: November 14, 2012, 08:43:51 PM »
Cincinnati?

Offline Coladar

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #13: November 15, 2012, 01:03:43 AM »
I still fail to understand why or how all these parks that opened after 2008 are hosting and we aren't. crap, New York got the last hoorah of Old Yankee Stadium AND Citi Field post Nats Park. When DC was without baseball for four decades and last hosted going on a half century before.

Here's hoping our resurgence and playoff appearance, coupled with national media over Harper and Strasburg and the Marlins rape by Loria sees us awarded this one, but I doubt it.

Offline blue911

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #14: November 15, 2012, 07:39:52 AM »
I believe that the All-Star game is tied to the development of the surrounding area.

Offline OldChelsea

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #15: November 15, 2012, 08:17:41 AM »
Cincinnati?

Last hosted ASG in 1988; not getting it as long as one Peter Edward Rose is still alive and self-promoting.

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #16: November 15, 2012, 08:42:02 AM »
I believe that the All-Star game is tied to the development of the surrounding area.



Not only that, but I wouldn't want the AS game here until that happens. In a couple of years, a whole lot more will be complete based upon current plans. But it we don't want the AS game here with a hole in the ground on one side of half street and some make shift outdoor bar on the other.

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #17: November 15, 2012, 09:00:44 AM »
The all star games now carry with them outside exhibits (games - something like the All Star Experience).  I'd imagine that could easily take over at least one of the big lots between M and the stadium. 

Paging JD - has there been any construction activity along Half Street since the season ended?  Anything going into the hole on the east side or on the fairgrounds yet?

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #18: November 15, 2012, 10:24:09 AM »
Here's an article highlighting some development in the ballpark district.

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/11/14/an-urban-adventure-taking-shape-on-the-riverfront/

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #19: November 15, 2012, 01:52:39 PM »
Here's an article highlighting some development in the ballpark district.

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/11/14/an-urban-adventure-taking-shape-on-the-riverfront/

:crackup:

I'm not sure what's funnier - that all of the crap being built there has WHITEY blasted all over it or that the audience for the article you linked to has more to do with the Pet Shop Boys and Kneel-and-Bobbin than the suburban MLB crowd.

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #20: November 15, 2012, 01:59:35 PM »
Paging JD - has there been any construction activity along Half Street since the season ended?  Anything going into the hole on the east side or on the fairgrounds yet?

I ride through there during interval training at least two times a week and it looks like there's been moderate progress on the shops across from the Potbelly/failed condo apartment building and the NYC (:lmao:) trapeze school.  If someone, anyone, could explain to me how that place stays in business I'd really appreciate it.  The big hole across from the CF gates is still a big hole and there's been little to nothing done to the lofts building over by the Yards parking lot. 

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #21: November 15, 2012, 03:51:13 PM »
It appears to me we need to apply the same patience to the neighborhood that we had to apply to the team that plays there!

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #22: November 15, 2012, 04:27:49 PM »
At this point the most you can hope for is that sequestration doesn't happen and that the banks (and developers) get desperate and start giving out crazy loans to anyone with a pulse again. 

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #23: November 15, 2012, 07:49:29 PM »
It appears to me we need to apply the same patience to the neighborhood that we had to apply to the team that plays there!

Do you honestly think they'll do anything with the big pit on Half Street within the next 3 years?

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Re: 2015 AS Game
« Reply #24: November 15, 2012, 10:37:52 PM »
Do you honestly think they'll do anything with the big pit on Half Street within the next 3 years?

Without a doubt.