The first half of the 2013 season is winding down and now it’s time for everyone’s attention to turn to the All-Star festivities. For the first time since 1964, the best players in the game will be coming to Queens for the mid-summer classic and Citi Field is the perfect host for the annual event.
Prior to this year, the Mets had gone the longest period without hosting the All-Star game. This weekend will be a great showcase for our beautiful 4-year old ballpark as well as the two faces of our franchise – David Wright and Matt Harvey. Hopefully Harvey will start the game and Wright will be starting at third as well as participating in the HR Derby on Monday night.
The Mets have become a bit of punching bag in the past 5 years with their late season collapses and financial problems for their affiliation with Bernie Madoff, but this weekend should be a showcase of everything that is great about baseball in Queens. Mets fans will be welcoming hosts and everyone at the stadium should take great pride in showing off our ballpark. It should be a fun week to be a Mets fan and I’m looking forward to it.