For the first time since 1973, the Major League Baseball All Star Game is returning to my hometown of Kansas City, MO. To celebrate this great annual event, MLB has a giant convention called Fan Fest which celebrates all that is great about the national pasttime. My buddies and I went to the show last weekend and had a great time. There was so much cool stuff to do, we didn't know where to begin. There were a lot of great exhibits showcasing the Kansas City Royals' history and the history of the game itself. Since I love baseball uniforms, I took a lot of pictures of well known jerseys that have been worn through the years.
I've always loved baseball mascots and a good many of them showed up at the show. They even had their own version of the famous Home Run Derby. With a name like Homer, I thought that the Atlanta Braves' mascot would have a considerable advantage.
All the mascots there were wonderful to the fans and brought a ton of smiles to all the little kids there, including this 42 year old kid.
Overall, the convention was a huge success and everybody there had a wonderful time. Hopefully it won't be another 39 years until the All Star Game comes back to KC.