The Mets unveiled the logo for the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field, and it’s got a decidedly familiar look. It incorporates the Mets classic logo, perhaps the best logo in all of baseball. There is also an alternate logo without the “Mets” name, and a third with “MLB” instead.
Mayor Bloomberg’s cliche writers worked overtime on his statement:
“Major League Baseball hit a home run when they chose to hold the 2013 All-Star Game in New York City. Incorporating our city’s iconic skyline into the logo highlights that the game will be played on the world’s biggest stage.”
Shea Stadium hosted only one All-Star game, in the park’s first year in 1964. Shea was passed over time and time again while similar venues such as Veterans, Three Rivers and Riverfront stadiums all hosted two. It could be because the Yankees are around; they’ve hosted two games since then — after the stadium was renovated 1977 and in its final year in 2008.