Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field hosting the All-Star Game?; Training camp update

May 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Wrigley Field
May 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Wrigley Field /

How awesome would it be for this new-look Chicago Cubs team having the opportunity at hosting the All-Star game within the next five years? Well, it all depends on when the renovations come to a close.

We all know what’s going on inside the Friendly Confines and heard about the McDonald’s that’s located across the street from Wrigley Field being shut down in order to make room for a new hotel. The hotel will come in handy for not only visiting teams but tourists who are hoping to catch a game.

This year the All-Star game will be on the West Coast when the San Diego Padres host the Summer classic. In 2017 and 2018, the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals will take center stage when it’s their turn.

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It may end up being either 2018 or 2019 when the Ricketts family receive the call, confirming their first All-Star game in what will be 30 years or so years. The last being back in 1990 when Ryne Sandberg won the Home Run Derby against a group of fierce competitors such as Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr.

There’s no doubt this club will or should have at least four or five guys that could be representing the home team when it’s time for them to shine during the event. Other prospects that are working their way through the minor league circuit, such as Albert Almora have a chance at making a name for themselves before that day comes.

Speaking of Almora, pitchers and catchers will be reporting to training camp in Mesa, Arizona later on this week. Almora and company will follow as position players are expected to report on Feb. 21.

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