For a crop of young ballplayers, the thrill of seeing their name on an All-Star Game ballot for the first time could only be surpassed by the honor of being selected to play in the the 2012 Midsummer Classic in Kansas City.
The advent of online voting has changed the nature of the All-Star Game election. Changed how? One, it's bigger. Two, it's better.
Balloting is under way for the 83rd All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, marking the return of an annual fan tradition that shatters voting records each summer, starts debates and sets Major League Baseball apart from all other sports leagues.
As host of the All-Star Game for the first time since 1973, the Royals are ready to show off their city and ballpark.
As part of the community and charitable initiatives leading up to the 83rd All-Star Game, Major League Baseball and the Royals will donate more than $3.5 million to MLB All-Star projects in the greater Kansas City area and national charitable initiatives.
Balloting is only hours away for the 83rd All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, marking the return of an annual fan tradition that shatters voting records each summer, signals that the season is into its groove, and sets Major League Baseball apart from all other sports leagues.
Alex Gordon will be this year's as spokesperson for the MLB All-Star FanFest on July 6-10 at the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall. He will generate awareness for the FanFest and make appearances on behalf of the event.
In a perfect fit for Kansas City, Royals Hall of Famer George Brett will serve as Ambassador for the 2012 Midsummer Classic.
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