The scuttlebutt is getting too hard to ignore.
While rumors have been swirling for a while that the New York Mets and Citi Field would play host to the 2013 All-Star Game, several published reports (here’s one) are now reporting it’s all but a foregone conclusion that the Midsummer Classic will be coming to Flushing.
The last time the Mets hosted an All-Star Game was way back in 1964. No Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise has gone longer without hosting a game, which means the Mets were well overdue. But really, who wanted to watch an All-Star Game in Shea Stadium? It wasn’t exactly the most photogenic of places in the professional sports world, so we can’t really blame MLB for withholding the honor from the Mets for so long. And the timing couldn’t be better, we’re sure the Wilpon’s could use a little good news right now, given their recent troubles.
We just wonder if a formal announcement will put a newfound urgency on getting the huge Willets Point makeover underway.