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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:18 PM Post
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https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/311 ... voting-law


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:21 PM Post
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Let's keep politics out of this thread pretty please [smile] [smile]

Plenty else to talk about such as where the game will be moved to.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:26 PM Post
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With plans to still honor Hank Aaron...how about moving the game to Milwaukee?


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:28 PM Post
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bensheeps said:
With plans to still honor Hank Aaron...how about moving the game to Milwaukee?

pretty sure that ship sailed in 2002. the writers were upset that the had to eat hotdogs and brats in their free dinner buffet.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:41 PM Post
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One thing I always appreciated about the MLB All-Star game was how it rotated through sites and allowed small market teams to host. Now I fear they’ll revert to the NBA model to maximize profit.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:45 PM Post
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One thing I always appreciated about the MLB All-Star game was how it rotated through sites and allowed small market teams to host. Now I fear they’ll revert to the NBA model to maximize profit.

kind of - the MLB all star game was a reward for building a new stadium. This was Atlanta's reward.

I do not think the NBA All star game will ever come to Milwaukee to play in the Fiserv Forum, which is how MLB and NBA differs.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:48 PM Post
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patrickgpe said:
nodakfan17 said:
One thing I always appreciated about the MLB All-Star game was how it rotated through sites and allowed small market teams to host. Now I fear they’ll revert to the NBA model to maximize profit.

kind of - the MLB all star game was a reward for building a new stadium. This was Atlanta's reward.

I do not think the NBA All star game will ever come to Milwaukee to play in the Fiserv Forum, which is how MLB and NBA differs.


Probably more to do with the weather in Milwaukee in February being horrible. And I don't blame them for that.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 1:56 PM Post
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As owbc mentioned, no politics, regardless of the reasoning behind the move. Please keep discussion to either factual items surrounding the cancellation, discussion of the AS game itself, or possible relocation/alternative options. Thanks!

EDIT: Last warning....


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 2:06 PM Post
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I'd like to see them just go to Tampa who has never hosted it. Are we even sure that stadiums will be at full capacity by then?


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 2:07 PM Post
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Sounds like an alternative will be named shortly. Won't be LA who is getting it in '22.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 2:12 PM Post
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I'd like to see them just go to Tampa who has never hosted it. Are we even sure that stadiums will be at full capacity by then?

That’d be the exact opposite of rewarding teams for building new ballparks. [tongue]


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 2:18 PM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
madbad2000 said:
I'd like to see them just go to Tampa who has never hosted it. Are we even sure that stadiums will be at full capacity by then?

That’d be the exact opposite of rewarding teams for building new ballparks. [tongue]


Not to stray too far off topic but it stinks that Tampa can't get any fan support. They have such a well-run organization.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 2:36 PM Post
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Wouldn't surprise me if they move it to Texas.

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 3:46 PM Post
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A good alternative spot? What criteria is this based on?


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 3:49 PM Post
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If honoring Aaron, it should be here.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 3:56 PM Post
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rickh150 said:
If honoring Aaron, it should be here.



Totally. If you are moving is so late I don't see why it matters much where and no risk of rain out either. It would be a great gesture to the Hammer and the Milwaukee fans.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 4:01 PM Post
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I assume they’ll also move the Future’s Game to the new ASG host city, but I’m curious if the MLB Draft (which was supposed to be in Atlanta during the All-Star break) will move to the new host city or just default back to the old venue near the league offices.


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 5:20 PM Post
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Apparently, this was the result of corporate sponsor pressure. The players didn't vote on the issue.

https://twitter.com/hbryant42/status/13 ... 1835911168

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 6:07 PM Post
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Barrett feels the same.....
Check out this article from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

With MLB moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has made his pitch

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/m ... 069128002/


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Posted: April 02, 2021, 6:40 PM Post
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If they move it here, they need to play the Futures Game at Helfaer. x)


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