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Here is why Mario Kart was being played on CrownVision at Kauffman Stadium

KCTV5 helicopter catches game of Mario Kart on Kauffman Stadium’s Crown Vision

KCTV5's news helicopter caught a game of Mario Kart being played on Crown Vision at Kauffman Stadium, while flying over Arrowhead Stadium.
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KCTV5's news helicopter caught a game of Mario Kart being played on Crown Vision at Kauffman Stadium, while flying over Arrowhead Stadium.

There was an unsolved mystery for a few hours Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Local television crews doing aerial shots of Arrowhead Stadium ahead of Saturday’s Chiefs game ouldn’t help but notice what was happening next door at the Truman Sports Complex.

On the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium, someone was playing the video game Mario Kart.

You can see that in the video above, which comes from Tom Martin of KCTV-5.

But who could have been playing on the big board? Royals mascot Sluggerrr “admitted” it was him:

It would be kind of difficult to play with those big foam hands on Sluggerrr’s costume, so it wasn’t the mascot. In fact, Royals Charities said it was part of an event at the stadium on Tuesday.

It tweeted: “This is a part of a @Royals Associates fundraiser with us to kick off the year! You may even see a video game party on CrownVision as an auction item in 2019”

A video game party on the CrownVision board? Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield is up for that. He tweeted: “Dibs on Yoshi.”

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From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.
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