So, here's as close as I got to Mr. Brett:
I suppose it's all for the best, because as I stated before, I don't have the innate ability to form complete sentences around professional athletes without looking like a bumbling idiot.
It was my third trip to "The K" and as always I had to indulge in some of 'Merica's best barbecue beforehand. This time it was Arthur Bryant's.
After lunch we had about two hours to kill so we went a couple of blocks down from Arthur Bryant's and toured the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. This was my second time through the museum, but Jim's first.
I love baseball history, anecdotes, memorabilia, and learning. I felt right at home.
After our tour through the museum we checked into our motel, cranked up the AC, and made our way to ballpark.
They Royals renovated Kauffman Stadium before the 2009 season to the tune of $250 million, and overall they did a wonderful job, but there are still some places which leave me shaking my head.
If you recall, I like to celebrate the checking off each new MLB stadium from my list. As I said before, this was not my first trip to see the Royals, but I didn't have a bobblehead on my shelf until now. Thank goodness for promotions!
My favorite part of Saturday's game was when Mike Moustakas came through with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Hearing 39,000+ Royals fans bellow Mooooooooooooooooooooose was just great! If Moustakas was a Cub, then he definitely would be my favorite player. Hands down.
Overall, it was a great getaway trip to the Kansas-Missouri border. Seeing Jeff and Nichole again was probably the highlight, but the barbecue, museum, game, and talking baseball with Jim during the car ride are all right up there.
As always, thanks for stopping by!