It looks like the K is all but announced as the site of the 2012 All-Star Game. The MLB Owner's meeting just wrapped in Chicago, and Commissioner Bud Selig hinted that Kauffman Stadium's recent renovation has impressed a lot of people.
As a small digression, can you think of a better name for commissioner of baseball than "Bud." For some reason that just tickles me to no end. Yeah, I wrote "tickles," what of it?
Selig was quoted on MLB.com: "I haven't made a final decision, but we did promise (the Royals) an All-Star Game at some point. They did a magnificent job there. But I'm not going to say more than I've said."
In 2006, Selig said the Royals would get an All-Star Game between 2010 and 2014.
An official announcement could come as early as December 7 at the winter meetings in Indianapolis. The Royals aren't making any public statements about the game right now, presumably because it's Selig's place to announce any decisions and because Lord knows nobody needs to say anything to screw this up.