July 9th, 2015
While the MLB stars congregate in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, I’m heading to see the best that aren’t in the bigs. It’s the Triple-A All Star Game, and this year, it is in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m really excited to be heading out to Omaha, as it has been an annual tradition since 2011 for my family. The only year we didn’t go to the Triple-A All Star Game was in 2013, when the Mets hosted the MLB All-Star Game. I won’t be going with press credentials, like I have to other minor league games, which means no interviews or inside access, but sometimes it’s best to enjoy the game, after all, that is what all-star games are all about.
The Home Run Derby is on July 13th, and the All-Star Game is on July 15th (which you can watch on MLB Network). You can get live tweets from me on Twitter @NikoMetsPlus
Jeurys Familia is in the running for the NL Final Vote ballot. Familia is currently in last place according to the latest standings update, but their is still one day to vote for Familia. My hunch is that he will be first in line to make it in if a pitcher is un-able to play due to injury.
The Mets are also offering a ticket offer where fans can purchase 3 tickets for just $27 for the Mets-Diamondbacks series this weekend (July 10-12) at Citi Field. Offer valid on Baseline Box, Left Field Landing and Promenade Outfield seats, based on availability, at Mets.com/voteMets.com/vote.
You can also text & tweet #VoteFamilia to cast your vote.