2018 MLB All Star Game will be at Nationals Park

There’s something about sitting at a baseball game that makes you feel extremely American: from the smell of the freshly cut grass, to singing the national anthem, to eating a hot dog while sipping a cold beer, there really is nothing quite like it.

From just about the most American sport out there, it would make a whole lot of sense to have the MLB All Star game in just about the most American place in the country, right? Well… it’s happening. The 2018 MLB All Star Game will, in fact, be taking place in Washington D.C.

The All Star Game has taken place in Washington D.C. four times before, but the last time this happened was 46 years ago in 1969.  The last time the American and National Leagues battled it out, they played in RFK Stadium, before National’s moved from Montreal to the Nation’s Capital (Vox finds it rather ironic that the team now called the “National’s” used to be Canadian).

The new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement on Monday before he attended the National’s opening day against the New York Mets (when the Nat’s tragically lost).  He described the All Star game as “an opportunity to showcase this terrific facility”.

Although Vox is a massive baseball fan and was super pumped to hear that the games will be in National’s Park in 2018, she just realized the irrelevance of this post because even the freshman this year will have graduated…Go Nats?

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