KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On a piece of metal scaffolding beyond the left-field wall at Kauffman Stadium, construction workers bolted together a table under a sweltering midday sun, the temperature tickling triple digits and sweat pouring off their brows.
Along the baselines, groundskeepers laid stencils and began to paint All-Star Game logos, while other workers hurriedly connected miles of cable, built camera platforms, hung banners and spruced up every corner of the Kansas City Royals’ home for its night in the national spotlight.
The anticipation is almost over: The All-Star Game is merely a week away.
“People haven’t been here in a long time, because no post-season games have been played here since 1985,” Royals vice-president Mike Swanson said Tuesday. “We want people to say, ’Wow, they did a heck of a job and we want to go back.’ That’s what we want.”
That’s what the staff of the…
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