The All-Star Game may be the biggest gathering of baseball fans anywhere — and this week, Miami is the epicenter of the game.
With the All-Star Game visiting South Florida for the first time, fans from all over the world have come to the Sunshine State to enjoy the games.
Aside from the All-Star players on the field, there are All-Star fans sitting in the seats at Marlins Park as well.
Here are the Miami Herald All-Star fans from each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams — no voting required.
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Here are the final fans sought out from the National League East -- fans of the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.
THE MIAMI HERALD’S ALL-STAR FANS
▪ National League
Age: 10; Resides: Parkland, Florida.
Fan of the Braves: Four years.
Why the Braves?: “Freddie Freeman is my favorite player. I go to all the Braves games when they come to Miami.”
Age: 45; Resides: Miami.
Fan of the Marlins: Since their first season in 1993.
Why the Marlins?: “Got to support the hometown team. I went to New York for Game 6 of the 2003 World Series.”
NEW YORK METS
Age: 39; Resides: Miami.
Fan of the Mets: Entire life.
Why the Mets?: “I was born in Washington Heights, have been a Mets fan forever. I bleed the orange-and-blue.”
Age: 36; Resides: Tampa.
Fan of the Phillies: Entire life.
Why the Phillies?: “I was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and have been with the Phillies my whole life. Being able to see us win the World Series in 2008 was my greatest memory.”
Age: 32; Resides: Miami.
Fan of the Nationals: Since they moved to town from Montreal in 2005.
Why the Nationals?: “I’m from there, and I went to the University of Maryland, and I cheer for all my hometown teams. My favorite, Bryce Harper.”
BONUS ALL-STAR FAN