AN ILL WIND
It was the longest road trip of the year for the Royals, and boy did it feel like it! What started with such promise with a split of four games in St. Petersburg, took a bad turn once the club left Florida.
Like the ballclub, I struggled on the trip. Was sick the previous homestand, and most of the 11-game journey. Happy to say I got over it after a couple of weeks feeling awful.
And while the trip didn’t yield much success on the field, we visited three great places….and I was just healthy enough to snap off a few images….
Downtown St. Petersburg is a nice, laid-back place. As someone who felt like death, I was fortunate that there’s a bench to sit on at almost every downtown corner. I needed the break…
We were blessed with great weather for early spring in Chicago. Such a great place to visit!
Beautiful architecture, beautiful day. I’ll repeat my theory about Chicago: It’s such a great city, that if it weren’t for the brutal winters, there might be 30 million people living there. It’s still huge, but Old Man Winter scares away just enough people to keep it from becoming TOO big.
By the time we got to Texas, I finally was on the mend. After (finally) seeing a doctor my last day in Chicago, I actually felt like a human being by the time we got to Texas! And yes, the weather was perfect! Here my foot makes a cameo. Proof I finally felt better!
A great salute to a true sporting legend, a Texas legend. Byron Nelson was one of the greatest golfers of all time. While we were there, they were preparing the adjacent golf course for the PGA’s Byron Nelson Championship.