You had to know it was coming eventually.
Following the Miami Marlins' November salary dump-related trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig made it clear that he, like many fans, was angry. He explained that he would "keep an eye" on the Marlins, because he didn't want baseball to become obsolete in South Florida.
After the Marlins didn't get a stadium in the late 1990s, Selig was so bothered that he refused to even discuss bringing All-Star lineups to Miami. Now, despite the fact that the Marlins have a stadium worth over $600 million, Selig couldn't prevent Marlins Park from hosting an All-Star game because the building is not new, secure, or fan-friendly. Owner Jeffery Loria, though, gave him another reason to do it.
"We're going to submit a bid for the 2015 All-Star Game," president David Samson said while Marlins Park was still being built. "We firmly expect it to be awarded because our bid will be so persuasive, given what's going on in Miami, given what's going on in this new ballpark. The Marlins had a game taken away and it's time to get it back."
Ever since their Sun Life Stadium days, the Marlins were vying to host an All-Star game. Because they traded several key players that had just been signed to lengthy contracts, that won't happen any time soon.
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