Major League Baseball will make official on Wednesday the long-awaited awarding of the 2013 All-Star Game to Citi Field.
The game, along with one in 2008 to coincide with the closing of old Yankee Stadium, had been pledged to New York years ago -- before the new Queens stadium even opened.
The ceremony is expected to occur at City Hall and involve comissioner Bud Selig, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mets officials.
Anyone notice a trend here?
For once, it's the Yankees dropping like flies while the Mets beat their crosstown rivals to 20 wins last night. Let's be honest: that's a huge accomplishment. The Mets are actually a good-bad team with some heart and resiliency instead of a bad-good team that underachieves and infuriates. Baby steps.
Now they get a much-needed revenue boost from the Midsummer Classic while the "Core Four" are on their way out. It's going to be like the 80s all over again with the Amazins' making the front page. Just sub the cocaine and bar fights with steroids and Twitter feuds.