Arizona will host the 2011 All Star Game

The anouncement won’t be made official just yet, but Arizona will get the 2011 All-Star Game.

Major League Baseball’s All-Star game, which features the game’s biggest stars and an economic boost of roughly $60 million, is coming to downtown Phoenix in July 2011. Commissioner Bud Selig is expected to make the official announcement at a 12:30 p.m. news conference Saturday at Chase Field. Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Executive Derrick Hall, who has lobbied the commissioner for the game the past four years, Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick, Gov. Jan Brewer, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and other civic leaders are scheduled to join Selig for the announcement.

This is something to gripe about. For instance, Cincinnati got a new park in 2003. Where is our All-Star Game? We’d put some greenbacks on it that Tampa Bay, the Yankees, the Mets, and anyone else who swings their dick will get All-Star games before Cincinnati does. And not that we particularly deserve it. But if you’re going to reward Arizona, we deserve it! Americana baby! The heart of it all!

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