The Midsummer Midseason Night’s Dream will play out in Denver again.
No Beanie Babies this time.
Turn off the humidor for the Home Run Derby.
Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu can hold a brief reunion.
Shohei Ohtani should hit in the Derby and pitch in the game.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is returning to Mile High and LoDo on July 13.
Welcome back to Coors Field, which has the record for most runs in the game’s history – 21.
Atlanta’s loss is Denver’s gain.
It is well to remember, though, that the Winter Olympics of 1976 were relocated from Colorado to Austria.
Denver has been the site of All-Star games in the NBA, the ABA, the NHL, MLS and baseball in 1998.
All players, coaches and managers should wear jersey No. 44 to honor Hank Aaron, who died Jan. 22.
At the previous All-Star Game at Coors Field the emphasis seemed to be on Beanie Babies and Baseball Bashers.
Alas, 1998 was the year of the home run clash of the titans between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, who both played in the All-Star Game before McGwire finished with 70 homers and Sosa 66.
The National and American league All-Star teams included Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro, who would be accused ultimately of using performance-enhancing substances.
Bonds and A-Rod hit home runs in the game.
It was the height of baseball’s scandalous Steroids…