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MLB All-Star Game Begins With Midtown Parade

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The All-Star Parade is part of the annual All-Star festivities, and this year, a portion of East 42nd Street briefly became a red-carpeted avenue of stars. NY1's Budd Mishkin filed the following report.

With Mets phenom pitcher Matt Harvey leading the way, baseball's best paraded across 42nd Street from Sixth Avenue to Third Avenue Tuesday in the noon day sun.

Fans, especially young fans, who might never get this close to the players at a game, had a chance to take it all in.

On this day, all were welcomed in New York, though there were obviously bigger ovations for Mariano Rivera, David Wright and Robinson Cano.

While Mets and Yankees jerseys dominated, many teams were represented.

The parade featured some players who used to call New York home, like Carlos Beltran, and players Yankees and Mets fans know all too well, like the Red Sox's "Big Papi," David Ortiz.

The spirit of the parade was perhaps best described by one New Yorker, who happens to root for the Milwaukee Brewers.

"This is a celebration of baseball," he said. "You see the kids, you see families. It's a perfect day. This is what baseball is all about."

One thought came to mind watching this All-Star parade in the heat. The Super Bowl is in February at the Meadowlands, and there are fears that it might be bitterly cold. Sounds nice.

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