Today is the big day as the Mets get set to unveil their official 2013 All Star Game logo. The following is my live blogging of the event which was broadcast on SNY and MLB.com.
3:08 – Howie Rose takes the stage and rolls out all the introductions… They are now showing a video montage of the Mets in previous all star games.
3:15 – New York First Deputy Mayor, the Honorable Patricia E. Harris, discusses what this means for the city of NY which she says will have a $200 million dollar impact on the economy.
“Major League Baseball hit a home run when they chose to hold the 2013 All-Star Game in New York City,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Incorporating our city’s iconic skyline into the logo highlights that the game will be played on the world’s biggest stage.”
3:18 – David Wright makes a joke thanking the Mets for bringing in the fences for the Homerun Derby on behalf next year’s derby participants. He also said, “I can’t think of a better place or a more historical city to host the All Star Game”
3:20 – The unveiling…
3:23 – Mets’ Dickey, Wright and Santana gather round for pictures…
3:25 – Former Mets Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and John Franco all pose with the new logo.
That’s a wrap. They are all moving onto the field where they will showcase the 2013 All Star logo on the big scoreboard.
The 2013 All-Star Game will mark the second time that the Mets, who are commemorating their 50thanniversary in 2012, will host the Midsummer Classic.
Shea Stadium hosted the 1964 All-Star Game, a 7-4 National League victory that featured 21 participating Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, as well as two of MLB’s Executive Vice Presidents, Frank Robinson and Joe Torre.
It will be the ninth All-Star Game in Baseball history to be played in New York City, which is the most of any host city.