" All-Star balloting is more popular than ever and we hope for another record-setting year in 2013 as the Mets host our 84th Midsummer Classic ... Major League Baseball is thrilled that fans throughout the world will continue to choose their favorite players for the greatest sporting event of the summer. We look forward to adding a new chapter to the remarkable National League tradition of New York City at Citi Field this summer. "
" With a full roster of events, this is just going to be something really wonderful for New York ... We know that the All-Star Game and the events surrounding it are going to be an economic grand slam for our city. We expect them to have something like a $191.5 million impact on our economy…. We are looking forward to teaming up with the Mets and Major League Baseball to make this an All-Star Week to remember. "