In a disappointing announcement, MLB has revealed that the 2020 MLB All-Star Game will be hosted by the Dodgers in Los Angeles. That means, of course, that the Cubs and Wrigley Field will not get the game that they’ve fairly publicly stumped for in recent years. The Cubs last hosted the All-Star Game exactly 30 years prior to 2020, so it seemed like a good fit.
In fairness, the Dodgers last hosted the All-Star Game exactly 40 years prior to 2020.
On the surface, the Cubs made as much sense as any team, not only because of the timeline, but also the recent renovations and improvements both inside and out of the stadium – which shows a certain dedication that MLB likes to reward. Moreover, the Commissioner reportedly wanted to see some improvements to the visitors’ side of things at Wrigley Field, and as we’ve explored, the Cubs did just that, and more will be done before 2020. But alas, here we are.
Perhaps 2021 will still be an option, but I can’t say I’m not disappointed it’s not happening sooner. The Commissioner did previously suggest that the 2020, 2021, 2022 range of games was where they were looking for Wrigley Field.
There’s always next, next, next, next year.