After having a night off after work on Monday night, I was able to gear up for the busy week that lied ahead.
Tuesday night after work I went up to the Bronx to see the Kansas City Royals who were making their one and only visit to the Stadium this year.
One of their biggest fans was in the house for the three game set. I'm talking about Super Fan Chris Coats Coats. Stay tuned as I'll be doing another special post on him.
For those of you who can't wait to read about the latest installment of his meeting up with royalty here in NYC, please feel free to check out the previous post I did about him last July when we visited the renovated Kaufman Stadium. That will give you a feel for who he is and what he's about.
As for the game we saw, the Royals got only one run courtesy of the "Melk Man" aka Melky Cabrera as the former Yankee went deep as they fell to the Yankees, 3-1 to open the series in the Bronx.
Wednesday night the Royals fought hard and managed to pull out a 4-3 11 inning victory over the mighty Yankees which took a mere 4 hours and 31 minutes to play. On this night, Royals top prospect first baseman Eric Hosmer hit his first major league home run and for good measure he also drove in the game winning run with a sacrifice fly. What a night for the rookie who just got called up from the minor leagues.
Thursday night the Royals were trying to do something they hadn't done in the Bronx since 1999, that being winning a series from the Yankees. They finally did and here's how they did it.
They got off to a fast start by building an 8-0 lead after 5 innings. The Yankees proceeded to slice the deficit in half at 8-4. The Royals added additional runs to make it 11-4 before Alex Rodriguez aka A-Rod hit a meaningless home run to make the final score 11-5.
Once again the Royals were lead by the "Melk Man" who hit another home run and Eric Hosmer who followed up his memorable night by going 3 for 5 with another homer, a single and a double. The future may very well be brighter in KC in the near future.
It should be noted that royalty had some company in the stands as Ralph Ascanio and his son Vinny were present and accounted for on this night. It was great to have them there with us. In addition, they had the thrill of meeting Superfan Chris Coats in person. Vinny cherished the moment.
A reminder to stay tuned for the write up on Superfan Chris Coats who's been making a name for himself out in the heartland and other parts of the country these days.
In addition, I'll be doing a very special post on the epic weekend that the King and I spent in Chicago and Milwaukee.
It was a weekend for the ages to say the least. Over the years, the King and I have made some of the most amazing trips ever designed but this one was unique in its own way.
Please stay tuned to hear how it unfolded. It will definitely be worth the wait.
Please bear with me so I can relive it to the best of my ability since I do all my writing by memory and I'm always pressed to find the spare time I need to do so properly for your reading pleasure.
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