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Twins to host 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field

It's been almost 30 years since the Twins last hosted an All-Star Game, and on Wednesday, they were chosen to show off their new stadium at the 2014 Midsummer Classic.

Commissioner Bud Selig, Hall of Famer Rod Carew, Twins owner Jim Pohlad and Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak were all on hand at Target Field to ring in the news.

"I've known for a long time where the 2014 All-Star Game was going," Selig said. "And it's coming here because it's the right thing to do. This is the right place to be."

The Twins last hosted the All-Star Game at the Metrodome in 1985.

"I think it's going to be great," catcher Joe Mauer said. "Not just the baseball stadium, but the city. I think when an All-Star Game goes to a city, the whole city is in a buzz. It's going to be awesome."

Yes indeed, Joe.

-- Matt Monagan /