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The opening week of baseball at Kauffman Stadium did not produce as many wins as the fans would have liked…but the fans were happy to welcome the Royals home for Season 42…and Year 2 of the New K.
Opening Day started out a little gloomy….but the skies would clear and the sun would shine!
Before the game a real treat. Former Royals Manager Whitey Herzog stops by the booth for a visit. Whitey, already in the Royals Hall of Fame, will be inducted in Cooperstown in July. The former skipper threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Here he visits with Bob and Denny.
The crowd lets out an extra cheer on Opening Day as last years player of the year, Billy Butler, is introduced. Billy had a two-run single on Opening Day. Unfortunately it was not enough, as Detroit came from behind to win.
On the first Friday night game of 2010, the Royals honored Zack Greinke for his 2009 Cy Young Award. His teammates, Royals alumni and his family all took part in the pregame celebration. Ryan was the emcee.
My first sign of spring was seeing my 11-year-old son John’s baseball practice. The Smash Burger Heat play in the Blue Valley Recreation League. John’s always been a strike thrower. My favorite player. At any level.
While the Royals were taking 2 of three from the Twins inside the Metrodome, construction crews were hard at work making outdoor baseball “the thing” again in the Twin Cities. This is the view as you walk down the street from the first base side of new “Target Field.” It will open next season.
Here’s a shot from across the street looking at what will be the left field corner of Target Field. On the far left you can see what will be their giant center field scoreboard. In the foreground you may see the train station that will allow fans easy access via mass transit.
After the successful weekend in Minnesota, Zack Greinke electrified the house, with a complete-game masterpiece versus the White Sox. Here he induces Jim Thome into a game-ending popup.
During the White Sox-Mariners homestand, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters spent an entire day at the New Kauffman Stadium. Here Manager Trey Hillman addresses the crowd in the beautifully renovated Crown Club, right after GM Dayton Moore…and before the 3 amigos (Denny, Bob and me). A GREAT group of professionals.
The finale of the homestand featured the annual “School Day at the K.” Fox 4 in Kansas City had many of their personalities on hand. Billy Butler, Willie Bloomquist and first base coach Rusty Kuntz lent a hand during the proceedings. So did the hot dogs (I told ketchup she was getting a little red in the sun…the relish he was looking a little green around the gills….and the mustard she shouldn’t be scared…I won’t tell you what they said back to me…)
School Day at the K produced a Thursday afternoon crowd of close to 33,000. The 20,000 kids had a great time and definitely added a LOT of energy to the event. Why didn’t they do stuff like this when I was a kid???????