Quote to note

"It'll give Cincinnati an opportunity to show what kind of a baseball city it is. ... This is a wonderful place to play baseball. They love their team and they love baseball. Opening Day here is like no other. The kids used to get out of school. They have a parade. They just really like baseball here."
--  Francona, who played for the Reds in 1987, on the All-Star Game coming to Cincinnati in 2015

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.