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Published July 9, 2012
THE FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT: Yesterday's SiriusXM Futures Game in K.C., featuring minor-league all-stars, drew a sellout crowd of 40,095 at Kauffman Stadium, believed to be a record for the 12-year-old event. The turnout builds meaningfully upon a draw of 37,012 at Chase Field a year ago. As little as two years ago, the game was by far the least attended of any All-Star event and rarely filled more than half of the host ballpark. The host Royals had three of their prospects in yesterday's game.