Baseball-mad Midwesterners turned out in droves to grab autographs and game-worn gear.
Fans are bored. Players are too. Teams need a way to raise money for charity and get a little jump start on promoting the season to come. Put it together and you have a group of baseball lovers getting together for winter fan fests.
The Kansas City Royals held their first-ever event and even though they haven’t exactly been the ’27 Yankees in recent years, there is hope–at least judging by the autograph lines.
No one does a fan fest like the St. Louis Cardinals where fans come from hundreds of miles away to what’s become a giant event written about in detail each day by fan sites and revered by some game used equipment collectors who share their stories about buying what the club digs out of the clubhouse.