Finally, the Stars Will Shine in San Francisco

The Giants will play host to the Midsummer Classic since 1984.

It will be twenty-three years since Gary Carter and Dale Murphy led the National League to a victory over the American League at Candlestick Park. In other words, it will be twenty-three years since the top baseball players from both leagues will meet in San Francisco.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bud Selig, along with Giants' owner Peter Magowan, will make the official announcement after the World Series concludes. This will be the first time where ballparks don't alternate between leagues (Pittsburgh will be hosting in 2006).

Depending on whether or not Bonds will extend his contract into 2007, the Giants still have a sure lock in their marketing department. To ensure their seat in the Midsummer Classic, fans will be obtaining season tickets in 2007... No matter if Bonds is still with the Giants or not.

Not only are the Giants looking forward to this opportunity, but the city of San Francisco is also excited. "We are looking forward to welcoming the thousands and thousands of people who will get to spend time in the city that week,' said Peter Ragone, Mayor Gavin Newsom's press secretary.

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