Friday, June 27, 2014

P. Diddy Does Kauffman Stadium (Part 1)

What's better than a baseball road trip? Winning the lottery. World peace, maybe. And the next best thing is getting a great write-up and photos from a loyal SoSG reader. Take it away, Steve "P. Diddy" Dittmore!

P.Diddy and fam made the 3.5 hour trek north from Arkansas to watch Los Angeles in Kansas City. We paid the extra $10 a head to get in early to watch batting practice and took up residence against the Dodger dugout for BP/autograph seeking. Lil P. Diddy, wearing his Puig shirt, got Figgins, Perez, and Ethier to sign his OMLB. Romak (RIP) and Rojas signed quite a bit, as did Ethier (who did not start). Figgins was the best though. He must have signed 15 or more items.

Kauffman is a great place to watch a game. Lots of Boulevard beer on tap, good food and a huge kids area. Easy to walk 360 degrees around the concourse with lots of standing areas, especially by the fountains. The Royals Hall of Fame and Museum is open until the 8th inning and feature the team's only World Series trophy and lots of George Brett memorabilia.

"Overall, a good day with a 2-0 win for Kershaw. With apologies for the photography, here are some highlights from our day."

Great to hear Chone giving the fans lots of love. Now, pictures and captions by Steve:

"Entering enemy territory"

"Pre-game stretches."

"'Oh, hey Puig'"

"Chris Perez signing Lil P. Diddy's ball."

"Chone Figgins signing."

"Alanna Rizzo pre-game."

"Kershaw attracted a crowd."

Thanks, Steve! More to come!


Alex Cora said...

Great pics! Yeah when sax and I went we thought that HOF museum was awesome. They should do that at dodger stadium instead of keeping them hidden in the club level.

Steve Dittmore said...

Thanks Alex... I'm really surprised more stadiums don't have a public HOF. It is really a good way to create fan engagement. I have some pics from there in the 2nd post.