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Padres and Cubs playing in the last Hall of Fame game ever

I was excited about the news that the Padres and the Cubs would be playing in the Hall of Fame Game this year, but I had no idea it would be the last one ever.

Hall of Fame officials say Major League Baseball decided keeping the game was too difficult because of the complexities of the major league schedule and "all its inherent challenges."

The first Hall of Fame Game was in 1940, and its the last surviving in-season exhibition game on the major league schedule.
The Hall of Fame Game was always something I thought would be really cool to see live and I'm saddened that I won't be able to see it... Unless I get it in gear to get to Cooperstown in June. ROAD TRIP!!!

Update [2008-1-30 9:41:0 by Dex]: I just got an email from Jeff Idelson at the Hall of Fame saying there isn't anything special planned, but something special might happen. If it involves midgets, I'm totally there.