Saturday, April 4, 2015

Let's go Royals

In less than one week, we squeezed in three baseballs games (actually Ryan went to a fourth as he hosted a work seminar one morning, then treated guests to a leisurely afternoon).  Spring training in Arizona is one of the absolute best perks of living here!

After watching so much baseball last fall, William often wakes up asking me if he can go to a baseball game…how could we deny him America's favorite game when it's in our backyard!  Off to Surprise we went on a Sunday afternoon for the Royals versus the SF Giants.  Since this was a 'rematch' from the World Series, it was a fairly full and attentive stadium…and the Royals won!  Take that, dream snatchers  :)

 The next Friday, we pulled Lily out of school at noon and headed to the AZ Diamondbacks stadium where they were playing the Indians.  No worries, William still thinks we were watching the Royals and was a happy camper.  Plus we came home with not one, not two, but three baseballs thrown to us from the bullpen.   

On Saturday, we decided the kids had enough baseball and opted to have an adult only day with our favorite neighbors, James and Karen.  Off to the Diamondbacks vs Royals game we went.  You might remember a few years ago, we did the same thing and ran into Luis Gonzales, who happens to be friendly with our neighbors and upgraded our tickets.  Well, this year he generously gave us tickets ahead of time…we were in row two but forgave him because Art Stewart's family had the seats in row one.  :)  Ryan was in heaven talking to Art's two grandsons about what an amazing scout he was and the impact he had on our team.  My favorite part was Art's daughter telling Ryan how much she appreciated him talking up her father to her sons…she said her boys don't listen to her nor understand all their grandfather did for their family as well as the KC Royals.  Such a neat experience...

horrible seats.  Heckling Moustakas while Hosmer bats!

Already looking forward to Spring training 2016!  

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