Collins Named Coach For Upcoming All-Star Game

Collins was recently named as coach for the upcoming All-Star game on June 6th.

Current Mets manager Terry Collins has been named as National League coach alongside former Mets skipper Davey Johnson for the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field.

The two were designated by Bruce Bochy on Thursday, the current skipper for the San Francisco Giants, who will manage the National League at this years Midsummer Classic.

The announcement marks Collins’ second straight year coaching for the All-Star game after serving under Tony La Russa in last years rout of the American League.

Currently in his third and final season managing the Washington Nationals, Johnson, led the 1986 Mets to a 108 win season and their second World Series title.

The opposition also received additions to their coaching staff, as AL manager Jim Leyland named Robin Ventura and John Gibbons to his team, both of which have ties with the Mets organization.

Ventura was with the Mets when they won their last NL pennant in 2000, while Gibbons had a brief stint with the team back in the 80’s.

The All-Star game will take place on July 16. The last time the Mets hosted the event was in 1964 at Shea Stadium.