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MLB All-Star FanFest Swings Into Action At Javits

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The T-Mobile MLB All-Star FanFest kicked off Friday at the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side.

It's being billed as the biggest baseball fan fest in the world.

It features interactive exhibits, Major League Baseball clinics and seminars, free autographs, the biggest baseball in the world, and the chance to meet Mets legends and Hall of Famers.

"With all these events here they could fit in Javits Center, it's nice, because the fans get allowed to come and enjoy and meet their favorite players. To bring the All-Star game here to New York, I think it's great for the New York fans," said former Mets player Edgardo Alfonzo.

"Six acres of baseball. Six acres under a roof. It's beautiful," said one baseball fan.

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is also represented, with some amazing artifacts from the game's history like Babe Ruth's jersey.

"We come to the host city, this year we brought more than 115 artifacts, many of the things here are not normally on display in Cooperstown so you really get a treat," said Erik Strohl of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The event lasts throughout the weekend and culminates with next Tuesday's All-Star game at Citi Field.

For more information, go to allstargame.com.

Meanwhile, Time Warner Cable is celebrating the All-Star festivities with hot spots and food trucks across the city.

NY1's parent company is taking it to the streets with six baseball-themed food trucks and increased hot spots ahead of Tuesday's All-Star game at Citi Field.

Free Wi-Fi is available for anyone who stops by one of the trucks, with thousands of hot spots being made available to the public.

Visitors may even get the chance to meet a baseball legend like former Yankee All-Star Bernie Williams, who greeted fans Thursday in Columbus Circle.

For more information about the truck locations through the All-Star game, click here.

Time Warner Cable is the official Wi-Fi provider of Major League Baseball.

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