Welcome!

I just left an event for my “day job,” and as I was leaving, I mentioned I needed to write my first blog for the K Crew.  One of my coaches inquired about the K Crew, and then we went on to talk about the Royals for the next thirty minutes.  Maybe it’s because I work with a lot of coaches, but I feel like anytime I mention my job with the Royals, people are instantly excited and impressed.  This excitement and enthusiasm is instantly contagious and reminds me how very excited I am to be a part of this organization.

Since I am the lucky girl that gets to spend these extra innings with you, it seems appropriate to tell you a little bit about myself.  First, let me send you to the K Crew Web site to view all of our pictures and bios.  You will notice that I get to work with some seriously good-looking people.  Take a minute to look at their bios–they’re not just attractive but clever with their answers as well.   

We filled out a profile sheet with several questions, so since we’re spending these extra innings together, I’ll fill you in on some questions that didn’t quite make the cut for the bio, but I still thought were fun so you can get to know me a little better…

Web site you’re always on:  Ask Jeeves to ask him all kinds of important questions.
Favorite TV Show:  Grey’s Anatomy, two words- McDreamy and McSteamy.
Words to live by/Favorite Quote:  “She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.”  -Adlai Stevnson, about Eleanor Roosevelt
Profession:   High school Spanish teacher
Dream job:  The First Lady
Thing that always makes me laugh:  My dad – he’s hilarious in a clever sort of way.
What do you do in your spare time?  I adore reading.
If you had more spare time, what would you like to do?  Conduct spelling and grammar seminars across the country, to inform people when to use the correct to, too, two or when to use your/you’re.

I’d say we’re well acquainted now.  Wait, one more thing–I’m an extremely goal-oriented person, and my goal for March was to learn to juggle.  And oh yes, I’ll be juggling those hot dogs before we shoot them out to you this summer, because I officially can juggle now!

1group_2Now since the blog is starting just a few innings late, I’m going to catch you up on what you’ve missed…

*The Photo Shoot-  Basically I just like pretending I’m cooler than I am for being part of a “photo shoot,” but it was such a great time.  We all had the opportunity to meet each other for the first time and learn a little more about our role at the games.  We also received a whole bunch of crazy cool uniforms!  It felt like a blue – powder blue to be exact – Christmas!

What_a_weekend_010_1*Fan Fest-  This was a fantastic time for a whole bunch of our excited and loyal fans to come out and meet the players, get some autographs, have some ballpark food, and play some whiffle ball.  We got to hand out programs and free goodies, explain the craziness of the autograph lines to anxious fans, and my personal favorite–play some pretty fun whiffle ball with the kiddos.  Ah, and how could I forget the excitement of the sweet (and maybe a little confused) kids asking US for our autographs! What_a_weekend_012_1This adorable young fan made me feel pretty special to be part of the team!

Can you say PRECIOUS?!  Twice!

 

 

P1311891_1*Make-A-Wish Foundation Casino Night-  Jacqueline, Kristin, Sean and Aaron made the appearance on January 31st to help CARSTAR with the Casino Night fundraiser. The benefit raised more than $2500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which will help grant a wish for a child with a life-threatening illness.

*St. Paddy’s Event at Children’s Mercy-  Tuyhong and I joined Sluggerrr for a super fun start to our St. Patrick’s Day with some very excited patients at Children’s Mercy.  We had a leprechaun, some Irish dancers, and we handed out green Royals hats, powder blue bracelets and pencils.  It was a really neat time to get to hang out with the kids that were unable to make it to the parade.  They were so appreciative and sweet to us.

We have some other great events coming up on our schedule.  For Lee’s Summit Autism Awareness Night, Jacqueline and Kristin will be among the celebrity servers at Beauchamp’s On The Rail Restaurant in Lee’s Summit on April 3rd from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Beauchamp’s will be DONATING proceeds of that night to the Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City.  Also coming up is the Perfect Wedding Guide’s Wedding Expo at the Overland Park Convention Center on April 6th.  The Royals will be sponsoring the Groom’s Room at the Expo.

Whew, I’m excited to keep you up-to-date a little more regularly now, so I won’t have so much to tell you in one blog!  Clearly we’ve been pretty busy, but the excitement is only beginning as our HOME OPENER is just 12 days away!  On Tuesday, April 8th at 3:10 PM there is only one place to be in Kansas City, and that is Kauffman Stadium cheering on your very own Royals as they start the season off with a victory against the Yankees.  Can’t wait to see you there!

It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…
-Erica

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