Today I had the opportunity to be at Kauffman Stadium on a non-gameday. When I first got hired a couple of years ago, I can remember walking into the stadium when no one was there and feeling so incredibly cool and important and just in complete awe of the moment. Well, it’s two years and hundreds of games later, and I still get that excited “oh my goodness, this is so cool” feeling when I get to be at the stadium on a random Wednesday afternoon.
This particular visit was especially exciting because I was assisting Sluggerrr for one of his appearances. It was a great time, and I was just super impressed with Sluggerrr’s ability to charm a crowd of people with such enthusiasm and ease…without ever saying a word! It was also a rather cool and surreal moment when I added “Sluggerrr” to my phone contacts…hands down, my new favorite contact in my phone book.
This past homestand was pretty crazy amazing. I know I say this all of the time, but I seriously have THE coolest job in all the world. Here are a few pictures of proof from this past seven-game homestand…
Jack was one of the most excited fans I’ve met. He was not only enthusiastic and cheering for the Royals, but he knows what he is talking about, too! From the players to the game of baseball, Jack is one knowledgeable fan!!! Not to mention ADORABLE! Thanks for dancing with me to Garth, Jack!! Katie and I were walking down to get on a dugout, when these two awesome Royals fans caught my attention. I heard little Maili say, “See Dad, it’s Erica and Katie!” She had seen us walking by earlier and remembered our names. I was pretty impressed with this. And if I wasn’t already excited about these fans, Aodhan piped up and said to me, “You have pretty hair.” It had been kind of a stressful night and his sweet comment just really made me smile. Thanks for not only being so sweet, but also such spirited Royals fans!!! And Aodhan- I saw you dancing on CrownVision later in the game–nice moves, man!
Amy and I were relaxing before the big race. I’m sure John Deere will be calling soon to have us be their new models with our color coordination going on.
Much thanks to my good friend, Jennifer, who captured this action shot of the Hot Dog Derby! I love it when my friends are at games, and on this particular night there were lots of my favorite people all over the sold-out stadium!
It’s pretty cool that literally one of my favorite places in all the world is also where I work. I just love being at the stadium so much…sold out on a Friday night with fireworks or empty and quiet on Wednesday afternoon assisting Sluggerrr.
It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…
PS: Coming soon–pictures and details from a very special game where I had the incredible opportunity to be at the stadium… as a fan!!!