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The Mets have showed a soft spot for their crosstown rivals closer this year. Like every other team in MLB, they honored Mariano Rivera during his farewell tour, but they've decided to bring out the big guns for the closer's 13th and final All-Star Game.
According to reports, Rivera will hear his infamous entrance song, Metallica's "Enter Sandman," as he makes his way out from the...Read more »
All-Star Game managers Bruce Bochy and Jim Leyland revealed their starting lineups Monday in preperation for Tuesday's main event at Citi Field.
In addition to Matt Harvey being named starting pitcher, Mets third baseman and Home Run Derby captain David Wright will bat cleanup for the NL. Bochy said in a press conference, "If you're captain of the HR Derby, you have to bat cleanup."
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When I agreed to go to Wednesday’s All-Star Game menu sampling at Citi Field, I figured it’d be a small, quick affair. They’d unveil one or two big dishes, we’d try them, the chef would answer questions at the end. Event over.
I couldn’t be more wrong. There was so much food, ranging from traditional to the exotic, that it was impossible to try it all. And if the event was any indication,...Read more »
There are, by a rough estimate, approximately 1,200 baseball players in the major leagues. 68 will have the chance to play in the 2013 All-Star Game July 16 at Citi Field.
This means one thing: there will be snubs. There are a few players across Major League Baseball that have put up solid numbers this season yet still find themselves on the bubble for an All-Star Game berth.
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