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Postby Rirruto » Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:23 pm

Yankee Stadium could go out with a bang.

The New York Post reported Saturday that the Yankees and Major League Baseball have discussed the possibility of Yankee Stadium hosting the 2008 All-Star Game. The Yankees will move into a new Yankee Stadium in 2009.

"There have been talks about it being a way to honor the last year of the stadium," a source told the Post.

Pittsburgh will host the 2006 All-Star Game and San Francisco has been chosen to host in '07. The Post reported that after two years in an NL park, the All-Star Game will likely be awarded to an AL team for '08.

Yankee Stadium has hosted the contest three times, in 1939, 1960 (the second All-Star Game) and 1977.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2133223
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Postby blankman » Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:06 pm

I've been thinking this for awhile now. That's exactly how it should be and if they don't put the AS game there in '08, that's a huge, huge mistake by MLB.
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Postby WharfRat » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:49 am

blankman wrote:I've been thinking this for awhile now. That's exactly how it should be and if they don't put the AS game there in '08, that's a huge, huge mistake by MLB.


I'm sure they'll go with it. It's the single most historic park in all of baseball, Selig wouldn't let it go without some type of fanfare. Plus, the powers-that-be are well aware of the size and spending power of the Yankee fanbase, and this would make for some HUGE marketing opportunities.

I was pretty surprised to find out how few times there have been All-Star games there, and none since before I was born. I'd never really thought about it before.
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Postby sheffield81 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:31 pm

give the yankee fans a little love in their last year at yankees stadium. The place will be filled in every seat. Not only because it is the all-star game but because it's new york! Good Selig and company.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:37 pm

We'd better start lining up for tickets now if we want any. :-D

But really, that'd be a nice way for it to end. I still hate the idea of a new Yankee Stadium because of all the memories and history in this one, but I guess it has to go sometime anyway, better sooner than later.
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