Sunday, October 19, 2014
Okay! Now we know who's playing the World Series -- Kansas City Royals (who haven't been there in 29 years ) and San Francisco Giants (who won two years ago).
I'm rooting for the Royals because they play with heart. Who do you want to win? (Go ahead and pick a team even if you don't care for sports -- life is more fun when you root for somebody.)
Five years ago, I travelled to Kansas City in search of world-class BBQ. I tried nine restaurants in one week. On the spur of the moment, I decided to take in a ballgame. I saw the Royals play in beautifully-renovated Kauffman Stadium. I got great seats, picked up right at the stadium, for a fraction of what seats cost in New York ($32).
Playing that day was the hottest new pitcher in baseball, Zack Greinke. After demonstrating his talent, Greinke moved on to a bigger market; he now plays for the L.A. Dodgers.
While in K.C., I picked up a baseball with the team's emblem on it. I have one from every baseball stadium I've visited. They are nice mementos of trips.
In case you're curious, the best BBQ in K.C. is Arthur Bryant's BBQ (http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/). Also excellent are B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ (http://www.bbslawnsidebbq.com/) and Jack Stack BBQ (http://www.jackstackbbq.com/).