10.29.2015

Game One || The World Series

Call me crazy. Call me presumptuous, but two weeks ago I saw a glimmer of hope that our favorite baseball team - the Royals - would again make the World Series. I begged, pleaded, and made my case with Scott that if the team won the ALCS we *had* to make a trip back to Kansas City for at least one of the World Series games.

I got the go ahead and purchased tickets and flights for a game I wasn't even sure would happen (lucky the tickets would have been refundable if the Royals wouldn't have made it and the flight could have been credited toward a future flight). 

Then wouldn't you know it. In five games of the ALCS our Boys in Blue sealed the deal. 
We were headed home! In October! To see yet another World Series game (we went to San Francisco last year to watch the Royals v Giants)! 
Tuesday morning our alarms went off at 4am. By 5:15am we were on the road. 7:45am we were in the air. At 2:30pm we landed in KC. We were on the road to Kauffman Stadium by 4:15pm. By 7pm we were in our seats, which were thankfully under an awning as it had rained all. Day. Long. 
I won't replay the game, but I will say it had to have gone down as a classic. It took 14 innings, is tied for the longest World Series game to be played - 5 hours and 9 minutes. We saw an in field homer, watched a clutch 9th inning hiker that tied the game. And eventually lead to the Royals winning Game One. 
It was nothing short of a thrill. The entire stadium was electric, and though we were flat out exhausted I didn't really want to leave. 
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 we were back at the Kansas City airport. By 4:45 we were on a flight back to LA, and at 8:15 we were back in SoCal. Thankfully we were able to watch Game Two on our plane. 

Now here we are, totally World Series hangover, and just two games away from winning it all. Too bad we can't sneak back home for just one more game... 

16 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! So fun that you went to the game. Way to call it girl. I would have been nervous to spend the money in case it didn't happen. I'll be cheering for your Royals!

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  2. That is so awesome! It was quite the game!!!

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  3. That's awesome... glad you jumped at the chance!!

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  4. SOOOOOOOO awesome you guys got to go to the first game of the World Series! Your team is doing AMAZING this year! And holy wow, your schedule!!! Thank goodness your plane wasn't delayed or anything. Dang girlfriend. Cutting it close :) So happy it all worked out and you could go and you could see your family for a bit AND that the kids did well on the plane! Oh AND that you could watch game 2 on the plane ride home! Thank goodness that only went 9 innings :)
    Now if some of their luck could rub off on the Angels and maybe next year we could go to a play off game together at Angels stadium, that would be amazing!

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  5. EEEEEEEEE!! That game Tuesday night was SO exciting! I'm glad you got to go. we were there last night, and while not as drama filled, it was SO amazing. LETS GO ROYALS!!!

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  6. I can't believe you did that, and how lucky you are. World Series tickets are like $400 each! That was a crazy game, I was so tired the next day just from watching at home! luckily it was shorter last night!

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  7. This is so, so awesome! What a amazing experience and a beyond great game to see in person!! Two. more. games.!!!!!!!!! GO ROYALS!!

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  8. So awesome that you did this! I've been to a few World Series games and there is just nothing like it. I would've jumped at the chance as well! I'll be rooting for the Royals for you (I hate the Mets)! :)

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  9. Oh my goodness, So, so so awesome that you guys got to attend this awesome game. You don't see many in the park homeruns in the majors. Loved it. Great pictures.

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  10. I'm so glad you were able to sneak home and watch the game! Let's hope they knock it out in the next 2 games!

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  11. My husband was following that game, little did I know you were LIVING it :) He also shared that fun fact about it being the longest WS game. How nice to get a quick trip home and a winning game all in one. Wish you had brought back some of that fall weather with you :)

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  12. This is so awesome! If they make it back to KC Jim is definitely getting tickets. So much fun.

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  13. Whoa, pretty cool that you bought the tickets on faith that they'd make it and then they did! So cool that you got to be there to see them win!

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  14. So cool that you were able to go lady! I can't even imagine how much fun a series game would be.

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  15. I am hoping, praying, dang near begging for our beloved Bengals to keep the winning going!

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  16. I don't think anything is as much fun as playoff baseball!! And you got to see an awesome game!!

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