• The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City will host the inaugural Heart of America Hot Dog Festival on Aug. 17 from noon to 9 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and are available at www.nlbm.com.
• The Royals will debut a new seating section on Wednesday called GordoNation. Fans can purchase discounted tickets in left field and they come with special edition T-shirts. That will be the first of five home games featuring the ticket deal.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.