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Twins waiting for word on 2014 All-Star Game

Major League BaseballWith the 2012 All-Star Game in the books and the 2013 game slated for Citi Field, the fate of the 2014 match — eyed by the Minnesota Twins for Target Field — will be a continuing font of discussion.

We won’t see MLB Commissioner Bud Selig make a decision about 2014 for several months, though an official decision is often made far in advance of the public announcement. Usually such an announcement comes at the beginning from the prior season, so we won’t know who will host the 2014 game until the first quarter of the 2013 season.

Still, that’s not stopping speculation about the Twins’ chances of landing the game, though John Shipley misses the elephant in the room: 2014 would mark the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, and baseball is all about such anniversaries. Usually the game alternates between American League and National League ballparks — though not always, and it’s at the discretion of Selig — and there’s been talk the expected order could be altered under the circumstances. But with renovation plans for the historic facility stalled, the chances increase every day that the Twins will be awarded the game.


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