By Joe McDonald at 16 July, 2013, 7:36 pm
NEW YORK — In a word, the choice to deliver the first pitch for Tuesday night's All-Star game at Citi Field was obvious. Using an even better word, the choice was Terrific.
Yes, that's with a capital 'T.'
If Ted Williams presided over the All-Star game at Fenway in 2000 and the 2007 edition in San Francisco was a celebration of all things Willie Mays, you had to figure that Tom "Terrific" Seaver — the best player in New York Mets history — would be front and center for the first All-Star game in Queens since 1964. And he was, emerging from the Citi Field dugout before the game to the type of cheers that used to greet him in the '60s and '70s when Shea Stadium stood across the parking lot.