Royals vs. Rockies, 08.23.2017

Yours truly finally made it to Kauffman Stadium for a Royals game this year!  My first of the season — yes, I’ve been slacking.  Need to get back on that.  A lady at work had tickets, but then realized she had another obligation, and was kind enough to pass them on.

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Yesterday had been a challenging day at work, which gave me the perfect excuse to splurge on a dog and an overpriced beer.

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The crowd was small, just over 25K, as it usually is at Kansas City baseball games — unless, of course, they make it into the playoffs.  I had forgotten what a stress release being at the K always seems to be for me.  Even though I am very much an introvert, sometimes being in a crowd can be nice.  I think I like the opportunity to blend in and become relatively anonymous.

I enjoy some of the distractions that being at the stadium can present.  The hot dog derby, for example, never fails to bring out my inner little kid.  Relish won this round, but ketchup is still leading the standings — at least at Kauffman.  Go ketchup!

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I love being able to see I-70 from the stands:

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And the fountain display at the K is always worth taking a look.

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However, none of this beats the excitement of sticking around to watch Eric Hosmer blast a walk-off home run off Greg Holland.  No, I didn’t get any pictures of the celebration that followed that event.  I found that I was much too happy and excited to do anything other than grin like an idiot and cheer.  I will say, though, that oftentimes when I go to Royals games, I feel like I rarely get to see a win.  It sure was nice to feel like I brought them a little bit of luck for once.

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8 Comments on “Royals vs. Rockies, 08.23.2017”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Congrats. Glad you got there.
    v

  2. Being at the ballpark is always relaxing – I always try to pick seats online before I go so I can see where I might be a little away from the crowd so they can still energize me but not disturb my introvert sensibilities!

  3. You picked a good one…Hos’s walk off capped off a nice back and forth contest!

    • It was so exciting to watch! It’s one of those things you hope for whenever you find your team in that situation, but not really something you ever expect. So it was certainly a fun treat.

  4. wkkortas says:

    Ain’t no bad days at the ballpark.


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