The Major League Baseball All-Star festivities in Minneapolis have officially started.
Fan Fest, which runs from Friday through Tuesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, opened its doors to a throng of fans young and old at 9 a.m.
Among the early highlights: Twins legends Rod Carew and Tony Oliva posed for pictures with fans near the entrance to the sprawling space, while Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven put on a pitching clinic for young fans.
Adult tickets are $35, but there is a buy one, get one free offer Friday and other special offers during other days of the Fan Fest.
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