The crippling heat wave has finally broken, and just in time for the All-Star game.
After several weeks of record-setting temperatures from coast to coast, the forecast is for high temperatures in the 90s on Tuesday in Kansas City, the site of the annual Midsummer Classic.
That's quite the reprieve for organizers and civic leaders, along with players, coaches and fans, many of whom had been bracing for triple-digit temperatures.
Twins catcher Joe Mauer has played enough games in Kansas City to know how insufferable the weather can be, so he's been keeping a wary eye on the forecast. ''The weathermen knew we were coming,'' he said, ''so they gave us a break.''