July 8, 2012 2:04 PM

Almost time to play some ball

FanFest is fantastic and the evening entertainment is hard to beat, but the All-Star festivities really start now.

This is the player introduction and national anthem portion of today's Futures Game/celebrity softball two-fer.

It should be noted that the crowd gave a nice welcome to George Brett, skipper of the U.S. squad, former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams, manager for the World, and Royals prospects Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi and Yordano Ventura.

Now let's play ball!

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