When I posed the question – What does it mean for you to have the All-Star game here? – to Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, I thought for a brief moment that I could answer it.
I could have dozens of microphones and tape recorders in front of me amid cameras flashing and video cameras recording my every word. But just for one moment. I thought it could happen at the MLB All-Star FanFest in Anaheim.
I took the media hard-hat tour Thursday and removed my sports editor label to become a fan. Across the street from Disneyland, a baseball carnival is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center.
I must admit, the MLB All-Star FanFest seems geared more toward youth, but it can bring out the kid in mostly any adult. That's what happened to me Thursday.
At heart, I'm a football lover, but I couldn't resist this opportunity to become a baseball player at this baseball amusement park.