NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City is gearing up for a party with Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Citi Field less than three months away.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed Mets star third baseman and team captain David Wright and other fan favorites to City Hall on Wednesday as more details of the Midsummer Classic were unveiled.
Wright, a six-time All-Star, said he is thrilled to host the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16.
“Getting a little taste of what an All-Star Game is like in New York, playing in the Bronx a few years ago, it’s revved up. It’s above and beyond – and that’s no offense to other All-Star Game hosts, but there’s nothing that’s comparable to playing in an All-Star Game in New York,” Wright said.