New York Mets

Jeurys Familia and Bartolo Colon look to impress on the mound for New York Mets manager Terry Collins and his National League All-Stars.

Tuesday night, the ‘all-important’ battle for home-field advantage in the World Series will commence, and with it comes storylines from across the landscape of America’s favorite pastime.

Terry Collins, manager of the N.L. All-Stars, is joined by three of his Mets players — two of whom will play — in starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, closer Jeurys Familia, and starter Noah Syndergaard.

Syndergaard was a the odds-on favorite to take the mound from the start for his league, but recently withdrew from festivities to rest his ‘dead arm.’ Regardless, the 23-year-old man child they call ‘Thor’ traveled to San Diego to participate in the friendly banter with his major league peers.

Familia leads all of baseball with a perfect 30 saves in 30 tries. He’s pitched to a 2.55 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings pitched.

And then we have Colon, who, of course, is the real story when it comes to the New York Mets in San Diego. The ageless hurler is taking the place of a fatigued Syndergaard, and with reason. In 18 starts thus far, Bart’s posted a 7-4 record with a 3.28 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, and leaves many Mets’ fans wondering where they’d be without him.

At 43-years-old, Colon will become the seventh-oldest major leaguer to become an All-Star.

Meanwhile, Mr. Met ditched Bartolo and the Mets’ crew for his mascot pals, who, incredibly, are much creepier than the smiling baseball with eyebrows.

Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.