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Did Rob Manfred shade Bud Selig with comments about Dodgers hosting ASG?

Did Rob Manfred shade Bud Selig with comments about Dodgers hosting ASG?

The 2020 All-Star Game is headed to Los Angeles, where the Dodgers will host the event for the first time since 1980, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

Commissioner Rob Manfred visited Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon as the team announced they would host the Midsummer Classic for the first time since 1980-a 4-2 win for the National League. "As last year's World Series demonstrated, Dodger Stadium remains one of our game's classic ballparks and it will be a ideal venue to showcase the very best of the National Pastime", Manfred said.

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Stan Kasten, team president and CEO, donned a blue cap with the insignia "LA ASG 2020".

The Dodgers beat out the Chicago Cubs for hosting honors and will follow The Washington Nationals (who host this July), and the Cleveland Indians will host in 2019.

Besides 1980, the only other time the game has been held in Los Angeles was 1959 at the Coliseum.

"This is the most handsome venue ever built to play and watch baseball", Kasten said. Needless to say, it has been a long time coming for the All-Star game to return to the great city of Los Angeles.

Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego played host in 1992 and its replacement, Petco Park, was the site in 2016. The Angels hosted the game in Anaheim in 2010.


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