All-Star Week is only a couple of weeks away. Â You can see where most of the highways have been repaved and I saw a guy picking up cigarette butts downtown today. Looks like the City is getting ready to host the 2012 All-Star Game and all the festivities that go with it.
What are YOU going to do that week? Â Knowing my readers like I think I do, you’re likely broke and can’t afford the $500 tickets to the ASG or the $300 tickets to the Home Run Derby. So that leaves watching events on TV. Here’s a few options on other stuff to do that week for little or no money.
- Attend an official event. Â There’s still a lot of cheap or free things to do surrounding the All-Star Game. Â There’s the 5K run on Sunday morning. Â There’s also a Parade. Check the official MLB Website for the All-Star Game for those details.
- People Watch. There’s bound to be some stars in town at least Saturday through Wednesday. Camp out at a nice people watching spot like Harry’s Country Club or Kelly’s in Westport and squint to see if that’s a drunken Chris Berman stumbling by or just a random fat guy. Â PS – Make sure to tweet those pictures!
- Stay the fuck inside. Â There’s going to be Â a whole mess of outsiders in our town that week. Â If you’re like me, you might be just playing online pokerÂ and leaving the traffic jams and long lines to the uninitiated. (I actually won a couple bucks from there the other night…) How long do you think the line at the original Gates BBQ will be? 1 Hour? 2 Hours? Plus, you might make a couple bucks on a Straight Flush rather than fighting with Joe Buck to use the flusher. (See what I did there?)
- Make sure you stop by the Negro Leagues Museum on Sunday. Â This will be a great way to see some famous people, but it’s not being billed as a huge event – so it’ll be intimate. Â Plus, it’s only $35. Â Oh. And Royalman will be there. Â Well, come despite that.
Even though you might be hanging at home, we’ll be covering that entire week like a wet felt blanket. Make sure you keep an eye on RamblingMorons.com, KingsOfKauffman.com and The Royalman Report for full coverage of All Star Week 2012.