Goldeyes to host American Association's All-Star Game

By: Devon Teeple

On Thursday, the American Association announced that the Winnipeg Goldeyes will be hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. 

All the festivities begin on Monday July 28 with a fanfest and skills competition. At 7pm the following day, the AA’s best of the best take the field for the league’s first All-Star Game since 2010.

This is the third time the Goldeyes will be hosting the summer classic. Prior to that they hosted the 2001 and 2008 game while as a member of the Northern League.

More information will be available when the event draws near, in the meantime, this is icing on the cake on an otherwise standout season for a team widely considered as one of the best-run franchises in all of independent baseball.

In a location widely known for hockey, the Goldeyes are a staple of the community, they led all 48 independent teams in attendance and ranked 26th amongst 300 minor league franchises.

For more information on the Goldeyes, please visit their website, and follow them on twitter and facebook.

Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at devon@thegmsperspective.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.

 



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