Washington D.C. has a first place ball club at the All-Star break, and could be playing host to the festivities this time come 2015, if rumors are true. USA Today's Bob Nightengale is reporting that Nationals Park could be the next in line to host the event:
Washington #Nats most likely destination for 2015 #ASG— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 10, 2012
The Nationals were in the hunt to host next year's All-Star game, but lost out to the new Citi Field in New York. While the AL and NL usually rotate hosting duties year to year, the Chicago Cubs are trying to lobby MLB to put the 2014 game at Wrigley Field to honor that stadium's centennial. If the Cubs can't convinced Bud Selig and company to make the move, Minnesota's Target Field is the next likely destination.
The Washington Nationals haven't hosted an All-Star game since the franchise was moved to D.C. in 2005, and since Nationals Park opened in 2008. The Montreal Expos hosted the game once, in 1982, in Olympic Stadium.
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