Phoenix has apparently served its debt to Major League Baseball for being a National League city.
Back when Jerry Colangelo was wheeling and dealing to get the Diamondbacks franchise - he was thankfully adamant about being a National League club.
With MLB's announcement that the Major League All-Star Game will be played at Chase Field in 2011, it is safe to say that our 10-15 year sentence unofficially imposed by "baseball" has been reduced to 11 years with good behavior.
It's about time. And the trade-off of National League vs. American League was well worth the penance (not to be confused with pennants!)