The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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July 9, 2012

ALL-STAR GAME 2012: Home Run Derby nearing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About an hour from first pitch in the MLB Home Run Derby and the stadium is just about full.

I've already heard a lot of praises heaped on Kauffman Stadium from out-of-towners, including a teenager in Phillies gear who loudly proclaimed his love for the recently-polished jewel.

There are some Joplin-area fans up here. Just talked with Clint Saporito and his seven-year-old son Cade, who drove up from Columbus, Kan. Clint's father and brother were along for the ride.

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