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On May 16, the Mets were formally announced as the hosts for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, to be played July 16, 2013. On August 7, the official 2013 MLB All-Star Game logo was revealed.
The Mets had long been the favorites to land the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, so this really came as no surprise to the Mets and their fans. Nonetheless, it's a big moment because it will only be the second time that the Mets will get to host the MLB All-Star Game.
The only other year that the Mets were able to host the MLB All-Star Game was in 1964, which was the very first year of Shea Stadium's existence. With almost 50 years in between, the Mets were certainly long overdue to host the All-Star Game.
It will be nice to see not only another All-Star Game in New York City next year, but one with some real Mets flair to it that the 2008 MLB All-Star Game at the old Yankee Stadium did not provide. The Mets, of course, have always been under the Yankees' shadow in New York, so it will be a great opportunity for the rest of the baseball fans across the country to get exposed to the Mets, their history and their team legends.
The next Home Run Derby event should be interesting to see as well, especially now that the Citi Field fences have been moved in. It's still classified though as more of a pitcher's park, so in order to win the event, it will likely take some distance in certain areas to get home runs.
All in all, this is an event that the Mets and their entire fanbase should be very excited for.