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MLB All-Star Game: Could Washington Host In 2015?

The first-place Washington Nationals were well represented at the 2012 MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night with a trio of players making an appearance. Washington could play a far more prominent role in the 2015 All-Star game. Commissioner Bud Selig told a gathering of baseball writers that Nationals Park could be the site of that year's All-Star game.

All-Star game locations alternated between the American and National League each year. Next year's game will take place at Citi Field in New York, home of the Mets. Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Twins, is expected to host the 2014 game.

Washington is making a lobbying push to host their first Mid-Summer Classic since 1969.

"[We] would love to host a future All-Star Game," Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner said in a statement to The Washington Times. "Since commissioner Selig returned baseball to Washington, the Nationals‘ ownership group has enthusiastically lobbied him to allow us to honor the game, our fans, and him, by bringing one of the national pastime's greatest fan attractions to the nation's capital. We can think of no better place to celebrate America's game than in America's city."

Selig noted that the demand from teams to host the game was high.

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