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The Citi Field All-Star Game is officially announced. Finally. Officially. And officially. Finally!

May 16, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

Fred WIlpon, Michael Bloomberg, Bud Selig,

I suppose that headline is somewhat redundant, but when the same thing has been reported for a year or so, I feel it necessary to put as much finality on it as possible. Anyway, here’s Bud:

“As we celebrate the franchise’s golden anniversary this year, I am pleased to award the 2013 All-Star Game to the New York Mets and their loyal fans.  We are delighted to bring the Midsummer Classic to Citi Field, a wonderful ballpark that has carried on the remarkable National League tradition in New York City.  The Mets will be superb hosts to next summer’s greatest sporting event.”

It’s actually the Mets’ 51st season, but let’s leave that slide. Huzzah and kudos to the All-Star Game going back to New York for the ninth time.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    How did they manage to botch the knowledge of what year the Mets began?

    • dodger88 - May 16, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      Not really botched, more about semantics. The team debuted in 1962 which is 50 years from 2012. It is much like last year when the Dodgers referenced the 50th season in Dodger stadium and this year celebrate the 50th anniversary.

  2. Ducky Medwick - May 16, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    He got the date of the Mets first year from the same book that said Doubleday was the father of baseball.

    • jimbo1949 - May 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      Nelson?

  3. Joe - May 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    The Mets first season was 1962. That year wasn’t their first anniversary. Their first anniversary came when they had been around for a full year. So that was 1963.

    Ergo, 2012 is the 50th Anniversary for the Mets. Just like 2012 is celebrated as the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park, but its the 101st season that the Red sox have played there.

    So Selig actually isn’t wrong. (This time.)

  4. Gobias Industries - May 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Who’s the corpse propped up next to Selig and Bloomberg?

    • chap6869 - May 16, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      That’s a scary looking threesome isn’t it!

    • 18thstreet - May 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

      The Mayor looks like he’s being held hostage.

    • jimbo1949 - May 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM

      Tag on the photo says Wilpon

  5. bbk1000 - May 17, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    Selig looks like he just crapped his Depends….

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