1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129
July 20, 2013
We left the rental car place in St. Louis around 11:00 for our road trip to Kansas City. We had purchased tickets to the Early Bird Package, which meant we had to be at the stadium 2 hours and 40 minutes prior to game time (7:00) in order to enjoy our semi-private viewing of the museum and batting practice.
Serena drove (because she's the man in this relationship) and we listened to a very exciting playlist that she created on her iPod specifically for this trip. Naturally, the list included 98 Degrees. What kind of road trip would this be if we didn't listen to 98 Degrees? And rising? The Royals play in a complex similar to the Phillies (and Eagles and Flyers) in that the Chiefs and Royals share parking fields.
The Royals actually have a pretty nice museum. It comes pretty darn close to rivaling the Yankees' museum. It's big for us to admit when another team out-performs our own. We included the photos that we felt highlighted the museum.
Check out the photos from batting practice:
...obviously we made a run for the mascot. He was a pervert. He tapped Lisa's booty and groped Serena's side boob. There are drunk men at bars that aren't as brazen as that.
From the store and pig statue, we decided to check out what the rest of the stadium had to offer. Kauffman Stadium has the best Kids' Zone we've ever visited to date located in the center field area. It trumped the Brewers' Kids' Zone, but by a minimal margin. Very, very cool. They had hitting, pitching, base running, mini golf, playgrounds, and a carousel. It was amazing. Fun for all ages and all sizes.
By the time we got to our seats, the game was in the second inning and Detroit led 2-1.
Our pitching matchup was Jeremy Guthrie and Serena's Future Ex-Husband #4.
In the bottom of the 4th, hot dogs raced around the field, much to our delight.
The Tigers would go on to tie the game in the top of the 5th, but it didn't matter because Verlander continued to suck, as Brother would say, a bag of d*cks. Moustakas pummeled a 381 foot home run off of Verlander and rounded the bases to a chorus of "Mooooooooooooose" (reminding Serena of Mike Mussina) and an explosion of fountains.
The Royals fans conducted a group sing along of Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" that made us want to kill ourselves. Serena actually wrote in our notebook, "my ears weep tears of pain." We were obviously not meant for country music. We've found a YouTube video of it so that you too can weep tears of pain.
The Royals won the game with a final score of 6-5, which is pretty unimpressive considering we walked into the stadium assuming we'd get a good pitching matchup.