Originally written April 25, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
NEW YORK – Though we’re just 20 games into the young season and temperatures in New York have struggled to surpass 50 degrees, Wednesday marked the official start of “All-Star Summer” in New York City. The Mets and Major League Baseball hosted a press conference at New York’s City Hall with Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce the commencement of balloting (“Vote Early, Vote Often”) and to highlight some of the major initiatives around the 2013 Midsummer Classic to be played at Citi Field on July 16. Joining Hizzoner for the festivities were Tim Brosnan, MLB’s Executive Vice President, Business; six-time National League All-Star third baseman David (“Captain America”) Wright of the Mets; and former Mets players (and current Club Ambassadors) Edgardo Alfonzo, John Franco and Mookie Wilson. Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz of the Mets also attended and Mets announcers Gary Cohen and Howie Rose facilitated a question and answer session with the players. “Are they all going to ...
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