2015 All Star Game

I hope you all are ready to show ‘em how we do it in Cincinnati! Reports that the 2015 All Star Game will be held in Cincinnati are expected to be confirmed today in a press conference at Great American Ballpark. This is the first ASG to be held in Cincinnati since before I was born (that is, 1988), and, using some quick deductive reasoning skills, the first to be held at Great American Ballpark EVER.

Cincinnati has hosted four other All Star Games in history – 1938, 1953, 1970, and 1988. Of those four games, only one (1988) resulted in an American League victory.

This is really great news – all the glitz and glamor associated with the All Star Game is going to be really exciting to see firsthand, and an excellent opportunity for Cincinnati fans who have never been to an All Star Game (read: me) to join in the fun and festivities.

Now, here is my question for you guys – what do you think this means for Cincinnati? Are we all going to be off work during the All Star Break? (I’m a schoolteacher, so I’ll be off work anyway, but what about the rest of you?) Surely, it will be more than a little challenging to accommodate not only all the Reds fans, but all the out-of-towners, not to mention all the media in Downtown Cincinnati. What will the parade route be? Will anyone be able to find a parking spot anywhere? I guess the most important question is WILL THE MLB ALL STARS BE WORKING OUT AT MY GYM? I know it’s a couple of years away, but this is the time to ask the big questions! If you have any possible insights, please let us know in the comments. I am very interested in the execution of this whole shenanigan.

Here is a picture of a 1970 All Star Game ticket. In 1970, you could go to the All Star Game for $8.00. How much do you think it will cost 45 years later?



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