Reason 3: Milwaukee deserves a mulligan
The last time the Milwaukee Brewers hosted the All Star Game, things were going great until everybody ran out of pitchers. Then there’s the famous video of Bud Selig throwing up his hands and not knowing what to do, and the game ultimately ending in a 7-7 tie.
That game also led to the rule change that the league that won the ASG would get home field advantage in the World Series. A rule that has since been changed, thankfully.
Milwaukee deserves another shot. The Milwaukee Brewers deserve to host an All Star Game that, hopefully, won’t end in a tie this time. With a new sponsor of the park and a lot of new things to show off, including the LED lights, Bernie’s new chalet, and Miller Lite Landing, a lot has changed since the last time all of MLB had their eyes here in 2002.
Sure, it’s only been 19 years since the last one, and normally teams have to wait a little longer to host, but Milwaukee should get another shot a little earlier after how the last one went. What happened in 2002 was an embarrassment.
This would also give the Brewers a chance to highlight their team and the exciting players in Milwaukee. Christian Yelich could play in an All Star Game in his own ballpark, and there are several other exciting young players who could earn an All-Star nod, including Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes, Devin Williams, Keston Hiura, and more.
If MLB is going to move all these festivities out of Atlanta, Milwaukee is the next best place to put them. The Brewers would make great hosts.