KANSAS CITY -- Those poor fountains won't know what hit 'em.The annual State Farm Home Run Derby invades Kauffman Stadium tonight at 8 p.m. ET, with a national broadcast on ESPN and a simulcast on MLB.com. Thanks to another fantastic field, it should be the usual awe-inspiring power presentation serving as an All-Star appetizer. But the home of the Royals provides an even better backdrop than most Major League parks, with those illuminated fountains ready to swallow up any long balls that don't find their way into open hands or leather gloves.
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