I have never had a thing for sports. I like to root on my alma mater (go Pokes!) in college football and the idea of soccer is appealing, but I'm not really into watching games or keeping up to much with any of it. It's not that I don't like sports. I'm just apathetic. Michael is really into baseball. He is, has always been, a Kansas City Royals fan. Every evening he tells me what's going on in the world of baseball like who won this game or that game and what that means for future games. He has boxes of baseball cards. The man loves baseball and it's really kind of cute. I've never been to a Major League Baseball game before, but I always liked the idea of going. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and all of that pure Americana nostalgia. Saturday night, Michael took me to my first Royals game and my very first MLB game. Did you know that if it's your first ever game, you get an Official Royals Fan certificate? I didn't either!
The Kaufman Stadium is known as one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums and it is really nice. Saturday's game was sold out and they were only doing standing room only tickets when we showed up. The stadium was packed, but I never felt overly crowded. They have a Hall of Fame Museum that you can tour, which we did because it totally counts for the Life List.
But my favorite part, my absolute favorite part, was the veggie hot dog. You cannot go to a baseball game and not eat a hot dog. It's a thing! It's part of the experience. Baseball, hot dogs, fireworks and apple pie. Fuck yea. Kudos to the American Baseball League for recognizing that some of their fans are vegetarian.
It was delicious. The whole evening was delicious.
Happy Love Thursday!