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I wasn’t working the game last night, but I was checking Royals.com every few minutes to check the status of the game. I’m pretty sure I’ve never once wondered what the score was when I wasn’t at a game. It’s official–I AM A ROYALS FAN.
Not the kind I’ve been in the past, where I was more excited about the Kiss Cam than the score, but the kind that reminds me a little bit of my dad. For as long as I can remember, my dad has been a TRUE Royals fan. The kind that loves the Royals in the good seasons, but also the not so good seasons. The kind that gets a little annoyed when people cheer louder for the Hot Dog Derby than for the team. And when I’ve inquired about this constant dedication of his, he always says it all started with the excitement of going to games in the 80s. I’ve never quite got it…until Tuesday night.
As I was looking up at the stadium full of blue screaming fans through the eyes of the Ketchup costume- I felt a little bit of that excitement. As Emily and I walked around the stadium to our next event and people were yelling and cheering as we walked by in our K Crew uniforms, I felt that excitement. Then with two outs at the top of the ninth, as fans started standing to their feet and clapping, again I felt that excitement.
From beginning to end, opening day was such a feel of that kind of excitement that I’d only heard my dad talk about as he reminisced of the 80s. K Crew got to the stadium for our pre-game meeting at noon, and then seven hours later we were in that same room catching our breath from the whirlwind of a day. We assisted with pre-game (i.e. chatted with Emerson Drive on the field), launched t-shirts, ran in hot dog suits, sang to some Garth, threw out Cracker Jacks, helped with all sorts of promos, did some 7th inning stretching on the dugouts, and last but certainly not least–cheered as the Royals beat the Yankees for our very first home game of 2008!
I checked the final score. Another victory for the home team. Come out and feel that excitement from the 80s coming alive… just leave the scrunchies, leg warmers and big hair at home.
It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…
I logged into Facebook this afternoon to find the following three status updates in my newsfeed…
Jackie Kitterman…ROYALS!! :)…that’s a sweep!
Jimmy Peddicord…Royals are 3 and 0!
Brady Madsen predicts 162-0. Just 159 to go.
Royals fever is in the air, and I could not be more excited about having the opportunity to be part of this team. The fever was evident last weekend when the K Crew visited a Brigade game at the Sprint Center. Fans went crazy when they saw the K Crew armed with royals.com T-Shirts. Even the fans at the Brigade game knew it was time for baseball season and the K Crew T-Shirt Launch.
Just Tuesday night, we had our walk-through before the big home opener, which is just FIVE days away. We had another photo shoot before learning everything you can imagine about Kauffman Stadium. I’m not going to lie–it was a tiny bit overwhelming, but there was something extremely exciting about walking up onto the field that night. The lights were on, CrownVision was looking incredible, the grass was freshly cut… As I looked around at everyone stepping onto the field, I think we were all feeling the excitement and honor of being a K Crew member.
Not only does the K Crew bring excitement and honor, but also celebrity. To benefit the Autism Alliance, Jacqueline and Kristin were celebrity servers tonight at Beauchamp’s on the Rail in Lee’s Summit. Other celebrity servers included Kansas City Chiefs players. The news and excitement of the Royals’ sweep over Detroit filled the restaurant.
After the game today, I text messaged a friend of mine all excited about the sweep. He first wrote back, “Haha yes, I’m proud you heard!” This was him thinking he’s funny because in the past, I haven’t always been as up to date with Royals knowledge as I’m certainly going to be this year! He then went on to write, “I know, I’m definitely excited about their season. What a good year to be a K Crew member!”
With everyone around me so excited about the team, it makes everything I’m getting to do that much more exciting–from putting on our jerseys to having the opportunity to spend these “extra innings” with you!
It’s a GREAT day to be a Royals fan…