By Joe McDonald at 1 July, 2013, 12:57 pm
In a half-stroke of artistic/marketing near-genius, Major League Baseball has begun a semi-tradition of assigning each team an object that relates to the host city for that season's All-Star Game. For example, each major league team got a smaller scale Statue of Liberty painted in its colors and theme when the New York Yankees hosted the Midsummer Classic back in 2008. The statues were placed around the city as conversation pieces at various well-known landmarks. Pretty cool.
Well, this time for the New York Mets, it's an apple theme — as in "The Big Apple" — and the apples are scattered throughout New York for the big game two weeks from Tuesday. MLB.com reports on the "Parade of Apples" :