Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/17/14

MOBILE, AL - APRIL 14: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (L) talks with Billye Aaron, wife of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron during ceremonies opening of the Hank Aaron Museum at the Hank Aaron Stadium on April 14, 2010 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
From the first day he sat down behind his executive desk in Great American Ball Park in 2005, one of the many missions of Cincinnati Reds PresidentCEO Bob Castellini was to snag the All-Star Game for his team, his fans and his city.The All-Star game has not been in Cincinnati since 1988, at old Riverfront Stadium, and it never has been played at Great American Ball Park, which unlocked its gates for the first time in 2003.Castellini kept after it, kept the bug in the ears of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, asking when the game would land in Cincinnati.When Castellini and Selig were together, surrounded by media, a media representative from Cincinnati would ask Selig, When will the All-Star Game be in Cincinnati again? Castellini would smile and tell Selig, I didnt plant that question, but he smiled broadly when the commissioner would say, Soon, we hope. Very soon.Well, now Castellini can say of one of his many missions, Mission accomplished.The All-Star game is coming to Cincinnati...
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