Report: Nationals likely to host the 2018 All-Star Game

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Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post hears from “people with reason to know” that the Nationals almost certainly will host the 2018 All-Star Game, and the organization has already been notified.

The Padres were recently awarded the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park, making it back-to-back years for a National League host. James Wagner of the Post reported several days ago that Washington had been ruled out for the 2017 All-Star Game due to preexisting commitments with conventions and events. Baltimore and Miami are potential candidates to host the 2017 festivities.

It’s been a pretty good day for Nationals fans, as the team also made headlines with the signing of starter Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million deal.