World Series…The Dream is Real!
If you have been following my Blog…you will note my enthusiasm for Sports…particularly Kansas City sports, ie; The Kansas City Chiefs (Football) and the Kansas City Royals (Baseball) and the Kansas Jayhawks (College Basketball)! (If you missed my posts on this journey…you may click on the below posts)
Yesterday, a miracle happened and the Kansas City Royals won the play-off games by winning the best of seven games!
Actually, they won the first four games, which meant the Baltimore Orioles did not win one game!
Please forgive my ‘bragging’ a bit….but you see, the Royals have not been to a play-off game, let alone, the World Series for 29 years!
But now it is happening…
Last week, I was in Kansas City and the whole city has turned “blue”….meaning of course that everyone you meet (met) had the colors of the baseball team somewhere on their bodies.
There were the jerseys, the blue hair, the tattoos….anything and everything to support this young team.
And yes, I was right in the middle of it all….wearing my old blue jerseys….and I do mean old, as I have supported this team for more years than I care to mention!
The World Series starts Oct 21st…right there in Kansas City in Kaufman Stadium… and I am so excited!
The Captain is looking at a new larger screen television for our great room, which has a little to do with the fact that our old 52 inch set is having issues with color tones AND me being able to see the upcoming games clearly! 🙂
I do have my “stand-by” television in the bedroom…but for the World Series of Baseball….if one can not attend the games in person…one definitely needs 60 inches or bigger! 😉
Congratulations to the Boys of October….our Men in Blue…they have earned the title of men in blue, as they have certainly made the play-off games exciting.
They started with the Wild Card game against the Oakland Athletics which ended 9-8 in one of the most thrilling games in baseball.
This game would either make or break them and Ned Yost, the Royals Manager stated “That’s the most incredible game I have ever been a part of” .
Then they went on to Anaheim to face the Los Angeles Angels, where they did a clean sweep (3 games) of the top team in baseball. (They had to win the best of 5 games)
Yes, we are 3-0 with the Giants and we were 3-1 with the Cards….so better with the Giants!
Kari, I was hoping for a repeat with the cardinals, too. It would have been amazing. I’m sure the Giants will give it there all to no avail. lol
Brenda ....only daughter says
It was such an exciting game. My nerves were shot.
My nerves have been shot for the last few weeks….actually, the last eleven games! They have all been right up to the end finishes…haha!
And now we play the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, at the “K”…I was so hoping for a 1985 repeat with the St. Louis Cardinals…but they let the game slip away from them last night and now we face the Giants. ;0
Oh poor Kari, that trip here had to be stressful. Glad you could get the important people visited; family. See you next time.
I love Billy, I empathise with his chunkiness…..
Make it another smart TV. I can work mine from my iPad as it’s provided by cable, but my bedroom one can be controlled by a magic remote (if I had it) or it’s app.
Perhaps I’m missing the simple days of conversation but I love the HD quality and the level of control…. pause, rewind…. freeze… It’s just the quantity of channels and balancing the time..
So how does TV viewing compare to actually being in the “ball park” for you?
Hugs from across the pond xx
Yes…it was quite the adventure! :)I will check my emails…I have lots to go through..:(
I love that you remembered Billy! I am sure you laughed when you saw him chugging along the bases. haha
Yes, for some reason…our Television has the royals in either dark dark blue uniforms or green ones….:) we adjusted the color tones etc and nothing works. We are limited in size however….if we want the new television to “fit” into that opening. we shall see what the Captain comes up with.
I wish I could be there with you as you are watching…you know I am never at a loss for words…..I do miss our commentary! 🙂
Always hugs right back at ya….
wow what a trip…. a feat of coordination. Glad that you finally got to see the new addition to your family.
I sent you an email to say I’d discovered I could see the Royals live on ESPN…. unfortunately it was at 1am so I recorded it, just to see Billy and to see that young pitcher actually strike them out… (sorry forgot his name doh!)
Anyway I thought of you as I watched and I missed your enthusiasm and hints about what was happening on the pitch (and its history). No chocolates or popcorn to hand either.
As for a bigger TV… OMG where are you going to put it? Your current tv is huge (by UK standards).
Anyway… hugs from across the pond
Yes, just a very quick visit (last minute) to see ALL the kids and the newest addition….3 week old great grandbaby.
Had to go to Salina to see oldest son, only daughter, and all the children and grandchildren.
Also, stopped by Topeka to see my sister who had a stroke late last year…
and stopped in Leavenworth to see twin #1 and his family!
Just not enough time…week-end trip…The Captain and I will have to plan the trip a little bit better next time!
The Captain and I had to actually fly in on different flights, rented two rental cars, drove back to KC from Salina (3 1/2 hours one way) in separate rental cars (long story) and flew back home on different flights. I ended up in Sarasota where he had to drive up (1 hour and a half) and pick me up there. (Cancelled flights in KC etc)
As I said, next time the visit will be longer and less stressful and of course I would like to touch base with you and many other friends….;)
I had to really hustle to add pre-dated posts!
Thanks for stopping by…
Oh yes, the Royals did it, and they’re going to go all the way. We celebrated at the Hollywood Casino eating lobster. lol
On another subject, Kari, you were in town and I didn’t know it.?????