The Mets have been awarded the 2013 All-Star Game announced MLB commissioner Bud Selig today at a press conference at City Hall. In addition to Selig, Mayor Bloomberg, Fred Wilpon and of course Mr. Met were on hand for the announcement.
“As we celebrate the franchise’s golden anniversary this year, I am pleased to award the 2013 All-Star Game to the New York Mets and their loyal fans. We are delighted to bring the Midsummer Classic to Citi Field, a wonderful ballpark that has carried on the remarkable National League tradition in New York City. The Mets will be superb hosts to next summer’s greatest sporting event.”
-Bud Selig today announcing Mets 2013 All-Star hosts.
This will mark the second time in franchise history that the New York Mets will host an All-Star Game, the last time being 1964 during Shea Stadium’s inaugural season. This marks the ninth time that the All-Star Game will be played in New York City, more than any other city. Baseball’s 84th All-Star Game will take place at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 13th, 2013.
Original Post 5/7 at 1:38pm:
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says to expect an official announcement shortly that the Mets will host the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field.
Expect an official announcement shortly that the Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. It’s been locked in for over five years.
This has been expected for quite sometime but the timing of an official announcement has been a long time coming most likely because MLB wanted to be sure the Wilpons and their financial problems were settled and behind them.
In 2009, Kelly created some great mock-up logos/patches for the 2013 All Star Game and posted them on MMO. We even took a vote to see which one our readers preferred the most.
Here are the designs that you voted on…
Each design tells a story about the rich history and imagery of our team and our wonderful city.
*Click on each design to enlarge and see the graphic in high resolution.*
1. Mets All Star Skyline – The first entry is representative of the classic Mets logo with such aspects as the skyline and bridge and of course the shape.
Ranked #1 with 895 votes.
2. Big Apple All Stars – The Home Run Apple is one of the most popular and familiar Mets symbols. Many Mets fans remember campaigning to save the apple when the team moved from the beloved Shea Stadium to the new Citi Field.
Ranked #4 with 518 votes.
3. All Stars Across the Unisphere – Arguably Queens’ most iconic symbol, the Unisphere is located in Flushing Meadow Park and not far from the home of the Mets.
Ranked #3 with 567 votes.
4. Mr. Met Is An All Star – A happy Mr. Met sits atop this All Star logo which is in the shape of home plate.
Ranked #2 with 725 votes.
Amazing job by Kelly on these and I’d wager good money that whatever the team decides to go with, their patch probably won’t be nearly as good as any of these.