A Non-Draft Related Post

Kauffman From the Parking Lot

While Weller was frantically blogging the draft and sending me text messages breaking the bad news of who the Rams drafted, I was lounging around at the top of Kauffmann Stadium taking in the Blue Jays-Royals game.

It was a little cool, but we were one of the first 20,000 fans meaning we got free Royals blankets!

The game itself was pretty uneventful, thanks to some pretty good pitching from Shaun Marcum and Luke Hochevar. Jose Guillen launched a 396-foot solo homerun to left in the 6th and the Royals won 2-1, with Hochevar picking up his first Major League victory.

We did get to see Baseball Tonight’s #1 Web Gem of the night when Tony Pena Jr. went deep in the hole and gunned Adam Lind out from his knees in the 8th inning. It was a pretty impressive play.

As you may know, Kauffman is undergoing some significant renovations so they can hold the All-Star game sometime between 2011 and 2014. The area around the fountains is pretty torn up, the bullpens have been moved, and the concourses are being renovated. They did have their new, massive LCD video board in full working order. It’s almost overwhelming with all the information that they can now put up there. It’s a far cry from their old Jumbotron.

New ScoreboardOverall, our trip to Kauffman was pleasant, as it always is. Kauffman is one of the better places to see a ball game, in my opinion, because there’s not really a bad seat in the house. The tickets we had cost us $11 ($5, actually, since we were there with the school Jen is student teaching for, but regular price is $11). The construction made it a little tough to maneuver after the game, but that should all be taken care of when the stadium is complete. Next weekend, I’ll be on the other side of the state with my roommates to see the Cardinals take on the Cubs.


4 Responses

  1. Wow. good site for seach.

  2. […] it was between the second and third inning when the famous “kiss-cam” went up onto the gigantic Jumbotron, as it does every game. I was sitting in the second to last row of the entire stadium, not […]

  3. […] when they attend a game and sometimes they’re fun to read about.  The first one was a normal Royals-Blue Jays game and they’ve continued all the way up to the flat tire at the Blues playoff game, with […]

  4. Haha, I like the one comment we got on this…

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