This post is dedicated to the memory of Gary Carter, a true Mets All-Star.
Mets Police has been pondering why there has been no official announcement of where the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will be played. Unofficially it’s going to be at Citi Field, but that news is been pending for a long time now, and it’s past the time we usually have these things announced.
I had speculated that it was related to first Bud Selig’s pending renewal of his term as commissioner, and then not wanting to announce things during the Giants Super Bowl run. Now it’s almost Spring Training and we’ve heard nothing.
But something else is happening in 2013: interleague play and realignment. This will probably add more interleague games, and all year long. Perhaps Major League Baseball is considering changing the All-Star Game from an AL versus NL to something akin to the NHL with captains picking teams. Or perhaps they’ll go with something they did for the Home Run Derby a couple of years ago; teams based on country of origin. Coincidentally 2013 will also be the third edition of the World Baseball Classic, so the game will already be in an international mode.
I have no idea why something like that would need to delay the announcement though. Maybe they just want to have more details about it when they do eventually let us know.