Royal Treatment

Why not?

With the already epic Bronco game last month, it just seemed like a “why not” moment to travel west again, but not as far, to witness another CS sports dream. It was Sunday. Game 4 was Tuesday. Yeah, that should work! Then came the rain and the re-shuffling of the work schedules we had just done. It all worked out better and we got to spend more time in KC with the family.

Before the game, I promised to indulge in a Starr family past time, eating at In-a-tub.

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What is that in my hand?! A deep fried taco topped with powdered cheese. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I promised to eat 1 taco and then decide my next move. I ate my 1 taco and moved right on over to Jimmy John’s for a #11 on wheat. With full bellies, we were off to the game!

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My first time at Kauffman stadium!

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CS was so in his element!

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Stealth fly over was kick ass!

The team took the field and all the “sweep” brooms were out ready for the game.

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I’m not a baseball sports fan but I watch ESPN 🙂 I understand the rules and concepts of the game. I can get behind the drive and athleticism it takes to compete at this level, so I was invested in the experience. Most of the action happened right away with a 2-1 start, then lots of nothing. No insurance runs. No padding. Just pure raw out after out. Those last 3 outs were tense. It was such a different experience for me. No clock was counting down. No time outs to delay. The 40,000+ fans were just waiting for those 3 outs to collect on the scoreboard. As each one did, the energy exploded. After the fans waited 29 years for this, it happened. Royals are in the World Series!

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Unbelievable experience!

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Gordon!!!!!!!!!!

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We stayed around for all the media and trophy hoopla. Who knows when this will happen again?!

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After the game, we high tailed it over to Dick’s Sporting Goods to pick up some World Series gear, thanks to a friendly tip from the cashier earlier in the day. We wanted to make sure we got take home memories. And long live Rusty Kuntz. Yep. Rusty Kuntz.