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Opening Week at The New K

You’d think after hearing, “I saw you on CrownVision Saturday night!!!!” from students, teachers, friends, my principal, relatives, friends of relatives, more students and the random QuikTrip worker that potentially I’d get tired of it.  But no.  Not even one bit actually.

A coach just stopped me in the teacher’s lounge to ask me how the season was going so far and if I enjoyed it as much as I did last year.  I gave him such an earnest and sincere, “YES! It’s actually even MORE fun!”  Homestand #1 was nothing short of incredible.

Let me take you back to before the gates opened on Friday to the rehearsals.  Here’s where I must admit that all last week I really enjoyed when someone asked, “Erica, what are you doing tonight?”  Then I got to answer (casually and non-chalant, of course), “Oh, you know, I’ve just got rehearsals at the stadium, no big deal.”  When really I think it IS a really big deal!!  Ah, I loved every minute (and there were quite a few minutes, as we were there until almost 11:00PM a couple of nights) of being out on the field getting everything perfect and polished for Opening Day! 

IMG_5937.JPGIn addition to learning about the new stadium and reviewing promotions, this was also some quality bonding time for the new K Crew.  I can barely articulate via this keyboard how much I adore the people I will be spending this season working alongside!  It is such an excited, fun, talented, hilarious group of people.  At this point I would normally give individual shout outs to cool people I like, except that it’s everyone!  Oh wait – I do need to give a shout out to the brilliant wardrobe selection of Mallary for our rehearsal Wednesday night.

I’m going to let the pictures (along with my fun little captions) tell you the story that was Homestand #1 in the new and improved Kauffman Stadium… 

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Here are us ladies having some pre-rehearsal dinner!  We’re a little more lady-like out on the job than we are eating our sandwiches…DSC06331[1].JPG

 

 

 

Here is my most lovely partner for Opening Day – Miss Lauren and I had so much fun with our Season Ticket Holders!

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Katie, Lauren, Megan Q and I are showing off our K Crew Seventh Inning Stretch towels!  I love these girls!

 

 

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Katie and I taking a time out on Opening Day for one fun photo op!

 

 

 

 And here’s a look inside K Crew’s pre-game activities…

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We study our scripts.

 

 

 

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We eat some yummy food.  (Sometimes people get Amy and I confused!)

 

 

 

 Back to the real action…

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Look at these very spirited girls that are all decked out for the Royals!!!

 

 

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I had the opportunity to meet the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat Honoree.

 

 

 

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Megan Q. and I had the pleasure of dancing with this cute cowboy during the Garth Brooks sing along…

Adorable!!

 

 

 

Just last night, I was at dinner with five guys who were all SUPER excited about the Royals.  I mean they knew statistics, batting averages, personal information…one of them even knew how to correctly spell Sluggerrr with three Rs and all (I’m still impressed, Devan).  Being around these guys and answering all of their questions about players, the stadium and my job just really made me appreciate all over again what an incredible opportunity I have to be a part of such an exciting organization as the Kansas City Royals.  I’ve said it before, and you can bet I’ll say it again…

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

K Crew Off-season Update

I’ve been meaning to get a new blog up, but between winning volleyball games (yeah GVHS Lady Eagles!!!), grading papers, and doing my own homework, I’ve been a little busy!  As I was driving home from class this evening, Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places” came on the radio and, of course, MADE ME MISS K CREW SO MUCH!!!  It also served as a reminder to get all of you caught up on some off-season K Crew action…

A few of us lucky K Crew members were in a little different setting a couple of weeks ago.  Instead of being outside and on dugouts, ocho de octubre 019.jpgwe were courtside and running to halfcourt at the NBA exhibition game at Sprint Center.  Amy, Emily, Jacqueline, and I were very excited to be part of the game crew for the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks game.  Here are some pictures of our night…

Jacq was in charge for the night and did a great job!  Here’s a little glimpse of the pre-game “action”…

 

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And now us posing…   oh yes, we get to hang out with THE Tim Scott!ocho de octubre 021.jpg

 

 

These guys shot A LOT of free throws!!!!  Way to go guys!

 

 

 

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Some pretty sweet dancers for our Dance Off!  Emily did a great job picking out these guys!ocho de octubre 025.jpg 

 

 

 

K Crew with Kasey!!!!!! 

 

 

 

 

Being a basketball coach’s daughter, I was raised on the hardwood floor and have played basketball since before I could walk, so it was pretty cool to get to be ON THE COURT with some professional basketball players and work in a setting with my other favorite sport.  Not only was the experience pretty neat, but it was also really great to see my old K Crew friends again!  It was one sweet night at Sprint Center!

A week later, K Crew had our end of season party, which I was VERY sad to miss because I couldn’t miss my grad school class!   And then here’s a picture I found from the last game that I had meant to include in the last blog but hadn’t loaded on my computer yet.  I felt like it was still pertinent to post this picture though, because at the party, Tony Awards were presented and I received “Biggest Flirt,” which just would not have been possible without the good-looking charm and encouragement from these two guys… hahahaha, miss you boys!

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PA122556.JPGThe K Crew has also been involved in a few charity events since the season ended.  A couple weeks ago Jacq, Amy and Aaron helped out at the Whitetail Pumpkin Farm Hayride for Special Needs Children, and Sean, Shaun, Sarah and Kirby attended the First Downs for Down Syndrome Buddy Walk at Arrowhead Stadium last weekend.  It’s great to get out into the community and work with other organizations!

 

 

Just a heads up, my next blog will include information on 2009 K Crew Auditions, so be sure to check in next week for that exciting info!

 

It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…

-Erica