In my head summer invokes many images; swimming, lemonade, fairs, and heat, but it always makes me think of baseball. I love going to baseball games. The atmosphere always makes me think of being a kid in a 1930s movie. A game gives you such great American baseball imagery: the organ music, hotdogs and peanuts, and of course the game itself. I love the love for your team that is just in the air at a baseball game.
I already spoke of going to the Hays’ Larks this year, but I also have been blessed to go see my favorite team this summer… the Kansas City Royals. Kauffman Stadium may be one of my favorite places on the planet. The K has many great features since its renovation in 2009. The most distinguished being the 84 feet wide and 105 feet tall scoreboard in the outfield. At the time it was the largest high definition LED display in the world. The stadium includes multiple food areas, sales, and kid’s games.
The best part of a Royal’s game, in my opinion, is if you go to one on a Friday night. Every Friday home game there is dollar hot dogs and fireworks. I love fireworks. I do not care how many times you see them in your life; there is something always magical about fireworks. Everyone looking up at the same spot in the sky completely entranced… I just love that high of a level of communal happiness.
Check out the Royals’ website for tickets, schedule, stats, roster, and merchandise. Finally, get yourself to a Royals game at Kauffman stadium on a Friday night! I promise you that is summer feeling you do not want to miss.