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MLB Got It Wrong When It Gave 2012 All-Star Game To Kansas City

Wednesday night, Commissioner Bud Selig officially awarded the 2010 MLB All-Star Game to Kansas City (you can read all about it at SB Nation Kansas City -- cross promotion high-five!). Reportedly, Kauffman Stadium was selected over Fenway Park, as the decision apparently came down to either K.C. or Boston. And while it's true that Fenway did just host the Midsummer Classic 11 years ago (and had one of the more memorable two-nights in All-Star Game history), Randy Booth at Over The Monster says baseball got it wrong by giving the 2012 game to Kansas City, because besides the barbecue and Joe Posnanski, it doesn't have much to offer.

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Let me predict what July of 2012 will look like for Major League Baseball: ... the Royals will not be competing in the American League Central. They will be losing that race like they do every year. They will be scraping the mold off the bottom of the cellar. They will be nothing.

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How does that set up the All-Star game? Well, the Royals will certainly have the "buzz" that surrounds any city that is hosting a big event. The Royals will hold this buzz and exploit it to the best of their ability, but when the game is finally over, they'll have nothing. They might have Billy Butler competing for a batting title, but they won't be competing for a division title.

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Moreover, baseball is missing a great opportunity for celebration: 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. Oh well, at least we'll get some Posnanski columns out of it.

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