Bryce Harper went from laughing with Chipper Jones to shaking hands with George Brett and saying hello to Frank Robinson. The game's greats surrounded him, watched him take batting practice.

"I'm a big fan of yours," Brett told Harper.

"Ah, that was pretty unbelievable," Harper said later. "No words."

But there was a 7-year-old kid squealing inside his 6-foot-3 frame. Brett — the same George Brett Harper used to imitate with takeout slides at second base in Little League — was a fan of his. That was a running theme this week in Kansas City as Harper partook in his first All-Star Game.