Tired of the 2012 baseball season already? Then think about the 2013 All-Star Game! In May, the Mets, Mayor Bloomberg and the MLB announced that the Amazin's will host next year's game at CitiField. Today, the team unveiled the logo—and Mr. Met seems to like it!
According to the Mets:
The circular Mets logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto, was unveiled. It has gone virtually unchanged throughout the history of the club. The shape of the insignia, with its orange stitching, represents a baseball, and the bridge in the foreground symbolizes that the Mets, in bringing back the National League to New York, represent all five boroughs. It's not just a skyline in the background, but has a special meaning. At the left is a church spire, symbolic of Brooklyn, the borough of churches. The second building from the left is the Williamsburg Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn. Next is the Woolworth Building. After a general skyline view of midtown comes the Empire State Building. At the far right is the United Nations Building. The Mets' colors are Dodger blue and Giant orange, symbolic of the return of National League baseball to New York after the Dodgers and Giants moved to California. Blue and Orange are also the official colors of New York State.
For reference, here are All-Star logos of yesteryear. Mr. Met can't wait—he'll see his frenemies again!