2016 MLB All-Star Game - Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Back in May, MLB commissioner Bud Selig said that the he thought Baltimore was a “very, very viable candidate” to host the 2016 All-Star Game. Selig was in Baltimore on Tuesday and reiterated those comments.

Via Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com:

“I’ve been a little busy, but before I leave office, I’m going to do a number of All-Star Games, including 2016. That’s as much as I can say, but I really haven’t [focused on it] since I said that, but Baltimore is certainly a prime candidate,” Selig said.

Baltimore has now gone from “very, very viable” to “prime”. That’s an improvement, right?

Interestingly, Selig added that Washington D.C. could still host the 2017 mid-summer classic even if it were held in Baltimore the year before. Of course, for any of this to happen, I’m sure Major League Baseball would like to see the Orioles and Nationals solve their television dispute first.