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San Diego awarded 2016 All-Star Game

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Man, I should be really more excited but I still feel a bit dirty because of the whole Bud Selig bribe that brought us the All-Star game.  I'm also already thinking about how I'm not going to be able to get tickets. Not to mention the home run derby is going to be tough to watch as well with the increased levels of gravity on the field.

Enough of my pessimism though!  It'll be good for the city.  I'll keep reminding myself of that every time I see Mike Dee grin at the TV cameras.

Anyway the news broke this morning, the Padres will host the All-Star game for the third time and for the first time since 1992. It's long overdue,  mostly because Selig wouldn't give it to us after the city built a new ballpark in 2004 in his honor.  Huzzah!

Returning to the Bud Selig Plaza thing for a moment, can the Padres officially hang the plaque commemorating the Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza ?  I mean the transaction is complete now.  Or did they chicken out after the immense outrage by Padres fans?  Personally I want it hung. I want that plaque there forever to remind Padres leadership  how badly they screwed up.  I want them to look at that scar on our ballpark and think twice before they knowingly make a side deal that embarrasses the city.