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Mike Sweeney Plans To Be At 2012 MLB All-Star Game In Kansas City

A very familiar name to Royals fans plans to be in attendance at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game....probably not as a player though.

"My thought was, 'Well, chances are I won't be playing in 2012, but I'd like to be at that game,'" Mike Sweeney said by phone from Seattle.

Sweeney, now with the Mariners, said his teammates were very impressed with not just Kauffman Stadium but everything Kansas City has to offer.

"For many years I called Kansas City home and for it to be recognized for the All-Star Game, I'm already making plans for July 2012," he said.

"Hopefully, we'll see Zack Greinke or Billy Butler or Joakim Soria in the game. Or Mike Moustakas, you never know."

Ah, it's good to hear Sweeney's heart is still in the right place.