My Own Field Of Dreams
Last homestand, Katie and I were walking through the stands talking to fans, and I said to her, “No one really ever asks me to go to Royals games! I want to be a fan at a game–it looks really fun.” Katie wisely responded to my silly whining that my friends probably always assume if I’m not working that I don’t want to be at the game. (NOTE TO MY FRIENDS: THIS IS NOT TRUE! I love this place so much that I absolutely will say yes to the cool tickets your boss or brother’s girlfriend’s uncle gave you, so invite me already.)
Obviously, we have the coolest job at the stadium, but with all of the fan interaction sometimes I think each of us K Crew members has this longing to get to BE A FAN at the game! We want to be the crazy fan shouting for the t-shirt or eating the hot dog instead of throwing them. So you can imagine my crazy excitement as I jumped off of the Royals dugout to be greeted by my own Santa Claus with not just tickets for Saturday’s game, but CROWN CLUB tickets!! Okay, so it wasn’t Santa Claus that greeted me, but actually someone way cooler–Mr. Dan Glass!
If you’ve been reading “Extra Innings with the K Crew” since last season, you’ll remember that I found out last September that the readership of my blog doesn’t just consist of my friends and family, but extends to such distinguished readers such as Mr. Glass. When he approached me at the game, I was again so very flattered to know he’s been reading again this season. He offered me his tickets for my family for the Fourth of July and then extended a challenge for me to give a second set of tickets to a most deserving fan or family.
Obviously, I accepted this offer with such gratitude and excitement–not only had my wish of wanting someone to ask me to go to a game came true, but it was the President of the Royals giving me HIS seats!!!! Our bosses here at the stadium are constantly reminding us that someone is always watching us…whether we’re on the dugout, doing a promotion, talking to a fan or just walking from one location to the next. Well, after me proclaiming my desire to come to a game as a fan in the 3rd inning and then being handed tickets in the 7th inning, I kind of started to wonder if someone can always hear us, too! “If you ask for them, they will come…” This place REALLY is my field of dreams!
Mr. Glass, thank you again for reading and just for taking the time to connect with someone as small as a K Crew member that is just so honored to be a part of your ball club. My mom, dad, boyfriend, and I were so extremely appreciative for the opportunity to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day at my favorite place in all the world–Kauffman Stadium!!!!
See pictures below of my favorite Fourth of July EVER!!!!!
Entering the most amazing Crown Club!!!!!! This place is seriously so nice and amazing and full of DELICIOUS food!
Prime rib was on the menu for the pre-game meal. Yum!
I made sure to save room for all of those amazing ballpark treats, too! Midwest Airlines chocolate chip cookies and nachos–these are the snacks I always get a little jealous seeing fans eat during the game!
Chris found us again and snapped a great shot of us in the super comfy cushioned seats! We were SO CLOSE to the game. It was INCREDIBLE!!!
And I saved my favorite picture for last… knowing people is always a good thing, but knowing CAMERA GUYS is the best. My favorite camera guy, Jordan- made a lifelong dream of mine come true by putting me on KISS CAM!!!!!!
The seats were unbelievable, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was so much fun, the company was great, Kiss Cam was soooo exciting and WE WON!!!!! It was seriously the best Fourth of July EVER.
And I couldn’t say this with any more sincerity or excitement–
It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals FAN…