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FanFest kicks off All-Star week in Minneapolis

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The MLB All-Star game is soon approaching, and that means baseball fans in Minneapolis are getting excited. Friday, T-Mobile All-Star Fanfest kicked off All-Star Weekend. 

It's the largest interactive theme park in the world, and today the theme was kids day.

"We played baseball, we got balloons," said 7-year-old Greta Gramberg.

Three time World Series Champion and Hall of Famer, Rollie Fingers, was at FanFest today signing memorabilia. He said he likes the "kids day" theme.

"I think it's great. You go to a different city every year. I think it's great for the fans, and certainly great for the kids. They get to learn something about the game, how baseball clubs are made, how bats are made. They can run around and have a good time. I think it's great for the whole city," Fingers said. 

Kids were able to get the glove out and get some advice from former professional baseball players such as Corey Koskie and Kent Hrbek. Taking grounders and batting practice were just a few of the many opportunities. Autograph sessions were a big hit. Every day a list of former and current professional baseball players make their way to Fanfest to sign. Joe Mauer will be attending on Tuesday.

You don't have to step in the cage to have a good time at FanFest, there are things for everyone.  Artist Mike Kupka came all the way from New Jersey to sell his art at the event.

"Just the history gets you so involved and so juiced up to do the paintings, it was just a lot of fun to do," Kupka said. 

There are fun things for people with all interests at fan fest, and there are five days to check it out.

"It's not really crowded in here because it's a Friday, but Saturday and Sunday it's going to be a zoo in here, there will be a lot of fans," Rollie Fingers said. 

FanFest runs through Tuesday.
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