The Kansas City Chiefs are going to have some representation at the 2012 All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium.
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will walk across the parking lot to take part in the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.
This should be a pretty fun affair and will feature a number of celebrities and MLB legends. Here’s a bit from MLB.com so you can get a feel for the lineups.
“Modern Family” Emmy Award winner and Kansas City native Eric Stonestreet; Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel; and University of Kansas Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bill Self are scheduled to participate alongside Golden Globe winner and “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm; Chord Overstreet from “Glee”; American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart; “Desperate Housewives” actor James Denton; captain of the US National Soccer team Carlos Bocanegra; actor and comedian Horatio Sanz; country music artist David Nail; American Idol winner, David Cook, who used to work at the Stadium Club in Kauffman Stadium; reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones; Paul Dimeo from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”; and USA Softball’s Gold Medalist hurler Jennie Finch.
Past MLB stars also are schedule to participate, including former Royals greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney plus Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield as well as perennial All-Stars Joe Carter and Mike Piazza.
There are some really cool people in this deal. Jon Jones, Bo Jackson and Jn Hamm are awesome additions and my fiance will tell you that I was a big fan of Haley Reinhart on American Idol and not just for her singing.
Don’t expect Cassel to take this competition lightly. He’s a former ball player himself, having played int he Little League World Series. He was also drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 36th round of the 2004 MLB draft.
Are any of you planning on attending the All-Star Game or any other of the weekend’s festivities?