Seattle will host All-Star Game earlier than expected

When the Seattle Mariners began to follow the path to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the goal was 2024 or later to host the gam...

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When the Seattle Mariners began to follow the path to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the goal was 2024 or later to host the games for a third time.

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When MLB returned to the club earlier this year asking if 2023 was a possibility, The Sailors quickly set off.

SEATTLE WAS ALREADY PREPARED BY 2024 TO ORGANIZE THE STAR GAME

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Impressive the T-Mobile Park. Photo

Seattle formally introduced itself as the host of the 2023 Summer Classic on Thursday, making the announcement inside the Space Needle with Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez watching.

THE GAME OF STARS THE HEADQUARTERS HAS ALREADY BEEN POLITIZED

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The Mariners were ready. AP Photo

Seattle’s turn as host will be for three consecutive years when the game is played in the western half of the country.

This year’s All-Star Game moved to Denver from Atlanta in April after Manfred made the decision to relocate the game due to a Georgia voting law that critics say will negatively affect communities of color. His decision was generally denounced by conservatives and praised by liberals.

MANFRED PRAISED THE MARINERS ORGANIZATION, DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ATLANTA

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Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about Seattle’s nomination for the 2023 All-Star Game. AP Photo

The 2022 game will be held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. It was originally scheduled to be there in 2020 before being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manfred said he was “in no position” to comment on talks about a future game in Atlanta and praised Seattle for being ready to receive faster than expected. John and his people did a fantastic job preparing beforehand. You know our deepest hope is that baseball will return to its traditional kind of apolitical stance, ”Manfred said. “Our goal is to entertain our fans, to have an inclusive environment where everyone can come and enjoy our games.”

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