KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some of the strongest batters in the MLB will take the field Monday night for the Home Run Derby. They hope to dazzle fans and give them the show of a lifetime.
All-Star Week in Kansas City truly is a once in a lifetime activity. Many of the fans won't ever get to experience it again.
41 Action News knows how special the experience can be, so we set out to find what the game of baseball means to you.
"It's the quintessential American sport, it's all about family and competition," explained Sarah Bergstrom.
"We grew up with the Minnesota Twins and would always go to the game. We were season ticket holders from the very beginning," Jen Kubiszewski said.
"Usually when my friends and I are playing we just like to have fun," said youngster Leslie Davenport.
"Doing that now with my kids," Scott Fogarty said, "To grow that (tradition) with them, hopefully they'll pass it on to their children... just something to go generations down."
Fogarty's 4-year-old son is already a huge fan. He told 41 Action News his favorite part is the fireworks.
"We're actually headed up there right now to stand at the gate for the next few hours to make sure to get the right spot to catch my dream ball in the Home Run Derby," explained Tyler Kinney.
That's a dream many will realize Monday night inside Kauffman Stadium at the 2012 Midsummer Classic Home Run Derby.
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