The All Star buzz is all around New York City. Centerfieldmaz will be reporting from the game with pictures & reviews.
The All Star Game Apples on Parade, are all situated throughout the City, with representation from all MLB teams as well as our long lost- but never forgotten; New York Giants & Brooklyn Dodgers.
here is a link to the All Star Apples: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/apples_parade_map.jsp
The Empire State Building will be all lit up in Mets Orange & Blue shining brightly in the New York night. The Fan Fest is in full gear at the Javitz Center, starting today & running through Tuesday before the game.
The Fan Fest features some all time great Mets making appearances throughout the week: David Wright, Doc Gooden, Rusty Staub, John Franco, Daryl Strawberry, Mookie Wilson, Cleon Jones, Edgardo Alfonzo.
Bud Harrelson, Howard Johnson, Jesse Orosco, Felix Millan, The Glider Ed Charles, Ed Kranepool, Joe Pignatano, Turk Wedell, Dane Kingman- "Kong", "El Sid" Sid Fernandez, Kevin Mitchell, George Foster, Tim Teufel, Barry Lyons, Cliff Floyd, Rafael Santana, Amos Otis & the first true Mets All Star (1964)- Ron Hunt.
The Fan Fest features other ex-players like Hall of Famers: Rollie Fingers, Cal Ripken Jr., Andre Dawson, Lou Brock, Fred Lynn, Gaylord Perry, Phil Neikro, Orlando Cepeda, & Ozzie Smith. Ex-Negro League players; Jim Robinson, Bob Scott & Pedro Sierra.
Also on hand are women from the All American Girls Pro Baseball Team, as well as family members of Jackie Robinson & Roberto Clemente.
MLB guide to Fan Fest & its events: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2013/fanfest_legends.jsp?affiliateId=5Y7L141-FG15
Other activities featuring former Mets & celebrities relating to the All Star Game are:
Saturday 7/13: the All Star 5k run (benefiting Sandy relief) at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Also an All Star benefit concert in Central Park,
Sunday 7/14: At Citi Field the Futures Game & Celebrity All Star Soft Ball Game.
Monday 7/15: All Star work out & HR Derby (featuring David Wright)
Tuesday 7/16: The 84th Annual MLB All Star Game @ Citi Field
Here are some other great blog/web guides to the All Star Game.
My old friend at the Mets
Police.com never lets us down-- http://metspolice.com/2013-all-star-game-info/