Not since Pedro Martinez dazzled in front of a home crowd in 1999 has Fenway Park had the privilege of hosting the MLB All-Star Game, but that all could change sooner rather than later.
Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy revealed that the team has had talks with the league about possibly hosting the event sometime soon, saying, "We've told MLB we would like to host. We'd like to make it happen in the near future."
It would truly be magical to see the Midsummer Classic return to an updated Fenway Park. The atmosphere would be absolutely electrifying.
Few stadiums in the majors could possibly compare to the old-timey baseball aura that America's Most Beloved Ballpark exudes -- and, don't forget, the Monster Seats didn't even exist the last time the event was held at the Fens.
The earliest possible season in which Boston could play host to baseball's greatest stars would be 2022. The Dodgers and Braves have the honor locked up for 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Should the Red Sox submit a successful bid, it would mark the fifth time the city of Boston has hosted the event, and the fourth time that it's been played at Fenway Park.
Suffice it to say, it would truly be great for baseball if the All-Star Game at long last returned to Fenway Park