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Some VIPs at The K

Last homestand I had the pleasure of hanging out with some very important fans…young and old, spirited and MORE spirited, and even some local celebrities.  I’ll let these fine photos do the talking of one fantastic weekend at The K!

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Before jumping on the dugouts to launch some t-shirts, we always look for excited fans to cheer with, and these guys certainly did not disappoint!IMG_6391.JPG 

 

This spirited couple just really made my day!  They were excited about the Royals, and they were also so appreciative and sweet when I gave them 40th anniversary pins.  Little did I know that I would get such a fine conversation in return!  Meeting them was certainly MY pleasure.IMG_6393.JPG

 

 

 

It’s Bryan Truta from 105.1 JACK FM!   And that lovely girl with him might just happen to be one of my favorite cousins!
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I went from one celebrity to the next, as I got to meet the guy from Subway’s $5 Footlong commercial!  Crazy enough, we did not plan to have the “High Five” on CrownVision during our picture, but that worked out quite nicely.  I’m a huge fan of Subway, so I was glad to know this Subway commercial guy is a huge fan of my Royals!IMG_6395.JPG

 

This is a unique job in that it really never ends…as I was about to get in my car, these ridiculously good looking guys yelled, “ERICA DYER!!!”  So I went over to give four of my high school classmates some pretty sweet Royals tattoos!  Always fun to see fellow Odessa grads out supporting the Royals!IMG_6396.JPG

 

 

I always love Sundays at The K because we have so many cool things for kids going on, but this Sunday was SUPER SPECIAL, because these adorable kiddos aren’t just Royals fans–they’re my favorite little cousins!!!!!!

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And here my favorite kiddos as TEENIE WIENIES!!!!  Chloie was looking pretty in the red…

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While Hagan was taking a minute to tell me how excited he was to be MUSTARD…

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Here’s a great picture of the Teenie Wienies during the time we like to call “Pre-Race Rules.”  Rule #1-  Stay off the field.  Rule #2-  Don’t fall down.  Rule #3- No pushing.  I love how attentive they are to Jennifer explaining the rules of the race!!!  Precious!

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Hagan thought it was really funny to pretend to eat his sister.  Yummm.IMG_6417.JPG

 

 

 

Chlo was off flirting with some field crew…

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While Josiah was preparing for the race!

 

 

 

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And there they are–in costume and ready!  And who won??  Well, Hagan was MUSTering up the speed despite his heighth advantage, and Chloie started strong but couldn’t quite KETCHUP, so it was Josiah that got to RELISH in the victory!!!!!!  But really- they’re all three wieners…I mean winners in my book.

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

Royal Excitement

There was plenty of excitement at The K for this past homestand!  Actually the Royals excitement is not confined to just the stadium.  It’s everywhere.  Last week on my drive to the stadium, I was reminded of the glory days of high school sports.  My friends and I always had pre-game rituals and superstitions that involved listening to certain music, eating certain food, etc.

As I was making the journey from Odessa to the stadium, there were people all along the way that seemed to be my own personal “warm-up music.”  Sometimes I will forget when I have our uniform on, but it never takes long for me to be reminded, as cars and trucks were honking and giving waves of approval along I-70.  When I stopped for gas across the street from the stadium, people were cheering and hollering!  One guy even came over to my pump to give me a high five!  This kind of energy and excitement around the Royals makes the best job in the world EVEN BETTER!  I was so excited to finally get to the stadium and let the fun begin!

During our pre-game meeting, we receive our promotions and jobs for that particular evening.  One of the many awesome attributes of this job is that we do different promotions and events every night.  We’re constantly learning new ways to make our aspect of the game more polished and better for the fans.  On this particular night, I was most excited to see that my pre-game responsibility was live shots with Tim Scott.  This is a new addition to K Crew’s responsibility, and one that I could not be more excited about!!!!  A few games prior had been my first time on microphone in a live interview with Tim Scott.  He asked Amy and I some questions about the selection of fans for our promotions.  It was a blast!  However, this night was a little different because Tim informed me that he and Tetiana would be going over to Sheridan’s for their shot.  At first, I was disappointed thinking this meant maybe I wasn’t doing a live shot after all…until Tim informed me I’d be doing a live interview BY MYSELF!
My major in college was Communications with an emphasis in Public Speaking, and on my Facebook profile, “handheld microphones” is at the top of my list of interests.  Needless to say, I was SUPER excited for this opportunity.  I was on the Bud Light Party Deck and interviewed Netflix employees that were here from all over the country.  We didn’t have a whole lot of prep time, so I was a little bit nervous until I heard Mike McCartney’s voice asking, “Erica- where are you?”  Something about his voice just made me smile and realize the sheer cool factor of what I was getting to do…this calmed any anxious nerves I had and allowed me to really enjoy the time to talk to such excited fans.  It was an absolute blast.

I’ll let these fun snapshots tell the rest of the story from Homestand #3…

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Here are some high school baseball players that were really excited about being on CrownVision for the Commerce Bank Pinball Shuffle.  Congrats on winning, Ryan, and good luck with the rest of your season!IMG_6058.JPG

 

 I was walking around just talking to fans, and this guy stopped me and said, “I’ve got to have a high five from a K Crew girl!”  You know you have a cool job when part of your job description involves giving high fives to excited fans!IMG_6063.JPG

 

 

These fun little guys were very proud of their Royals tattoos!  And look at those muscles!IMG_6061.JPG

 

 

Wednesday night, some of my high school students took advantage of the INK College Night ticket promotion, which offers $7 tickets with a high school or college ID.  Looking good, Grain Valley FCA!

 

 

 On Sunday, I was with my boyfriend’s family for a Mother’s Day lunch.  His family is super nice, but more importanly they’re all really big Royals fans!!  It was so fun getting to talk to them about K Crew and about the Royals in general!  One of his cousins, Nick, mentioned seeing my picture on screen during K Crew’s T-Shirt Launch, and another one of his cousins said he saw me on the dugout during the Hot Dog Launch and was screaming at me for a hot dog!  (I’ll be sure to get you one next time, Josh!)  And oh yes, after lunch we were all watching the game of course!  I told Ryan as we left that I definitely approve of a family full of Royals fans.

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

 

A Little Fame

Since first beginning with K Crew, I have joked with my friends about the sudden fame that comes with the prestigious role that comes with launching hot dogs and photo shoots and such.  They have enjoyed continually teasing me about being “famous,” but last homestand I began to wonder if there was some validity in the constant teasing.

I’ll share with you some of the fun happenings and let you be the judge…

  • I was the Worship Rally Leader for my church’s Vacation Bible School, so it was my job each evening to get the kids all excited in the opening and closing ceremonies.  Every night there were kids that came up to me after I got off stage asking me, “Did I see you on the dugout at the Royals game?” or “Did you give me a tattoo at the game last week?”  
  • My family went to Ruby Tuesday to celebrate my mom’s birthday, and as we were being seated the hostess asked if she knew me.  I talked to her for a minute, but didn’t think I recognized her when she asked, “Wait- do you work for the Royals?”  My brother answered for me that actually I play first base.  Hahahaha…
  • At the game Saturday afternoon, Adam and I were sitting with some fans when we ended up on FOX cheering on the team to beat the White Sox.  When I got back to the locker room, I had seven text messages and two voicemails from friends telling me they saw me on TV! 
  • As I was driving home from that same game – still in my K Crew uniform – I was about five miles from home in Odessa when this van full of a Little League baseball team pulled up next to me honking and waving and cheering excitedly for the Royals!  They had signs and everything!

Famous?  Maybe not.  But excited about what I do for the Royals?  Definitely.

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