Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Royals Win ALDS!

Well, the boys in blue did it again!! The lovely Royals swept the Angels in 3 straight games and won the American League Division Series. In case you missed it from the last post, it has been 29 years since this has happened!

Let's recap shall we?!

Seth and I arrived to the Kauffman stadium parking lot promptly at noon. I'd say we were one of the first 20 cars in the parking lot. Plus we got free parking again because we were so early. Obviously we decided to keep the tradition of parking in the exact same spot as we did at the WildCard game. It was a good spot and my husband is a former baseball player so superstitions are kind of a big deal and we didn't want to be blamed for bad luck.

We unloaded, set up the grill and enjoyed the amazingness that is tailgating.

Sweet jacket (and possibly pants) from 1985. Apparently Seth has one of these puppies somewhere.



Since we had standing room only seats we decided to head in as soon as the stadium opened so that we could at least see the game. I'd say we did pretty well since we ended up in the second row of SRO and the row in front of us had chairs. We watched both teams take some BP (aka: batting practice) and soaked in the sea of blue.


Blame it on the alcohol (not my drink).


The game started off with a quick run from the Angels which we promptly returned with 3 runs, in the first inning. There are so many moments that stand out so I will try to touch on a couple so hopefully I'll always remember.

  • Alex Gordon hit a 3 run double in the first inning.
  • Hosmer and Moustakas' homeruns.
  • Lorenza Cain caught two amazing back to back catches in center field.
  • Billy Butler stole 2nd base. First time he's stolen a base since July 2012.
  • Omar Infante barehanded a ball to get the runner out at 1st and get the 2nd out of the 9th inning.
  • Greg Holland striking out Mike Trout in 3 pitches to win the game.
  • The SRO fans standing out in center field taunting Mike Trout with comments of: Here fishy fishy, hey bass, hey carp, Mike, Hey Mike, over and over and over again.
  • Dyson does a flip in center field after the last out.
  • The crowd goes WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here fishy fishy (aka: Mike Trout)

That's what speed do! Country Breakfast (aka: Billy Butler, photo not taken by me)

At this point we don't have tickets to the ALCS but I think we are going to celebrate our 3 year anniversary tailgating with the rest of the fans on Wednesday as long as the Royals don't win in 4 games. If they do, I don't mind.

I'll be back tomorrow to add in some photos and tell you some extra awesome news! (at least it's awesome for me...not sure that it will be as awesome for you.)
Victory pile!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kansas City Royals Wild Card Game - WIN!!!


Let me just start this post by apologizing for the extremely excessive amount of exclamation points and bolded words. Okay, now that you've been warned...It's 2 days later and I'm still on a high from the Royals vs. Athletics Wild Card game. Seth and I bought tickets the day they went on sale and thank goodness we didn't miss it. It's possible that I will never again in my life see a game that is more exciting, thrilling and a roller coaster ride of emotions that equals this one.

For those of you that have been living under a rock, the Kansas City Royals haven't played in the Post Season since 1985 (when the won the World Series), 29 years ago. I just turned 28 so if you do that complicated math it equals: My Whole Life.

I'm sure there are some of you that are already bored with this post, and to you I say, I don't care. I realize it's difficult to put into words the craziness and emotions that were filling Kauffman Stadium and the sea of blue the fans were wearing on Tuesday night but it was literally a once in a lifetime experience.

Imagine 40,502 people all on their feet, cheering at the top of their lungs, waving their rally towels in the air, chanting "Let's go Royals, let's go" and watching "THEIR TEAM" come from behind not once but twice to win the game in the 12th inning! UNBELIEVABLE!!! These kinds of things don't happen everyday people.

We are heading back to Kauffman on Sunday to watch them play  game 3 of the ALDS. Let's all cross our fingers and pray for a win!

Here's a little sampling of the day through photos and a short video. Enjoy!

I have extra PTO to use up so I took the whole day off work and got in the spirit by baking a pie. Nothing says AMERICA like an Apple Pie and baseball!

We got to the stadium to tailgate at 2:15 even though the parking lot wasn't supposed to open until 3:00. Lucky for us they let us in as soon as we got there and we had front row parking with the rest of the other diehards. Plus we didn't have to pay the $15 for parking!  I sorta felt like Clark Griswold pulling into the parking lot at Wally World but it filled up quickly.

Selfie in the sunshine. Enjoying some adult bevies. We met some new friends and shared some food and joined a random fellow for a champagne toast during the tailgating. I love the Post Season!

On our way into the game after our beverages and tailgating. Good times, good times.

National Anthem and then a flyover with fireworks. We do things right in KC!
One acceptable photo after approximately 82 photos of Seth making crazy faces. No exaggeration, there were A LOT.
Loving the view.
And the crowd goes wild!!

They win!! 40,502 people that all looked exactly like this!! Unbelievable. Incredible. Amazing. There is literally not a word that describes this moment.
Enjoyed a little cookie cake at work today and we all wore our Royals gear.
Well, I hope I will have an awesome update on the Royals come Monday morning. We bought standing room only tickets for the game Sunday. Staying up late to finish watching their game vs. Anaheim tonight and hoping for a victory. Let's go Royals!

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 P.S. If anybody has any extra tickets they want to get rid of feel free to let me know! Seriously, I would rather have a seat!
P.S.S. You can follow my Instagram here for live coverage on Sunday. Just saying...


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