All Star Game needs to happen in Kansas City every year
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City is sprucing up some of the most highly visible, yet long-neglected and downtrod areas of town because of the All Star Game next month.
The city is doing the right thing, but the motivation is screwy. People in this metropolitan area have always had a tendency to show off the pretty things in town and sidestep the parts that they don’t want outsiders to see.
The black community on the East Side along Interstate 70 going toward Kauffman Stadium and around the Freedom Fountain is among those areas. Visitors for the All Star Game are expected to be everywhere, which is why abandoned homes that have needed to be razed for years are finally being plowed, and debris is being hauled away.
Residents of long-neglected communities will have to pray for another big national/international TV event when this one passes so that the city will attend to their needs again.