Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/10/13
In an interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Tom Seaver said that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Awesome! The Mets’ “Franchise” wants you to know he’ll be up to the task of delivering that first pitch Tuesday night — the full 60 feet, six inches. But more than that, Seaver wants you to know he’s going to love just being here — being on the field again, taking it all in and, as he might say, being back on the baseball planet. No need for me to tell longtime readers of MMO that Seaver is my all-time favorite Met. The one player grabbed my attention as a kid and set me on my path to Mets fandom. You hear about “Harvey Day” a lot these days, but let me tell you first hand that nothing will ever beat “Seaver Day.” There are not enough superlatives for describing the best pitcher I’ve ever seen. And the fact that he was a Met made it all the more special. Nothing was better than going to
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