MLB All-Star Game: US Flag Unveiled That Practically Covers Entire Outfield

Josh SchochAnalyst IIIJuly 16, 2013

The New York Mets broke out an American flag that can only be described as massive.

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game got kicked off with a typical patriotic salute on Tuesday night, and during that tribute the mammoth flag was unveiled.

Check out the American Flag at the @MLB All-Star Game! #AllStar #AllStarGame

— Jared Roberts (@ShortGo) July 17, 2013

The event staff at Citi Field apparently subscribe to the theory that bigger is better, and in this case it sure is.

The flag that was used before the game practically covered the entire outfield, and was likely among the biggest ever used. Heck, if it were any bigger it might not have fit on the field!

According to the New York Daily News, the flag was held by 150 servicemen and women. U.S. staff sergeant and Boston Red Sox fan Mike Dambra was among the men and women to hold the flag, and he said that it came as a complete surprise.

The MLB All-Star Game is really for the fans more than it's for the players, and opening with such a special patriotic introduction was perfect.

When players were being introduced, many starters jogged onto the field holding American flags of their own. This added to the spectacle, and was not missed by fans.

David Wright, Captain America, comes out holding a U.S. flag, as have several other players

— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 16, 2013

Among the players who came out with a flag was fan favorite and one of the most beloved players in New York Mets history: David Wright.

Wright has stuck with the Mets for all 10 seasons of his MLB career, and the fans were giddy with excitement to see him play at home in the Midsummer Classic. To have him be one of the players coming out with a flag was a classy move.