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Prior to today, this blogger had visited Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri over the last three years on Royals Caravan. Today was my first trek to Nebraska while on Caravan – and what an experience it was! Alex Gordon is the pride of Lincoln Southeast High School and the University of Nebraska. Many fans today knew him personally and many more call him their favorite Royal. Today’s Caravan with Gordon, Dennis Leonard and FSKC’s Joel Goldberg featured a stop at a middle school in Blair, Nebraska. The kids made special posters for Alex, Leo and Joel. They also learned the importance of hard work in the classroom from Gordon and Leonard. The Royals donated seats from Kauffman Stadium to the school (the seats go in the school library as part of a reading promotion). Four lucky students had their picture taken next to the seats with Gordon and later with Leonard.
While the Royals travel to Baltimore each year, this was their first trip to Washington since the Nationals began playing in D.C. in 2005. Royals players, staff members and family have had the opportunity to take special tours during their stay.
This morning, a group toured the U.S. Capitol as guests of Senator Kit Bond of Missouri. FSKC’s Joel Goldberg sent us photos of the tour. A second group that included Manager Ned Yost, Mike Aviles, Willie Bloomquist, Billy Butler and Luke Hochevar was set to visit patients at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Today we take a look at just a few of the behind-the-scenes details from Spring Training.
Manager Trey Hillman holds regular interview sessions with the media throughout Spring Training. Next to Trey is Mike Swanson, Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting (in sunglasses, partially hidden). Swanee oversees the session while Dave Holtzman, Director of Media Relations (on the left in the Royals jacket), records footage that you’ll be able to view on royals.com.
The media relations team is also responsible for setting up one-on-one interviews. This picture shows Joel Goldberg interviewing Hall of Famer George Brett for a feature that will be on the Fox Sports Kansas City website.
The Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City rolled into Fort Riley today. George Brett, Jamie Quirk, Joe Randa and broadcaster Joel Goldberg met with the troops from the First Infantry Division (the Big Red One.) The group will visit elementary school students in Salina this afternoon before taking in the K-State vs. Texas A&M game tonight at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. Special thanks to Royals VP Mike Swanson for sending photos from his phone.
Here, George Brett and Joe Randa take a look at an assault helicopter. George took his turn in the pilot’s seat.
Our guys took group photos with the military personnel and their families. At left is the Black Hawk helicopter. The Chinook is on the right.
At left is a group photo. On the right, George gives a ‘thumbs up’ from the Apache helicopter. Thank you to all of the military personnel who came out for the visit! For details on future Caravan visits, check out http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/fan_forum/caravan.jsp!
The 2010 Royals Caravan, presented by Fox Sports Kansas City, will kick off with a salute to members of the military and their families at Fort Riley as well as appearances in Salina and Manhattan, Kan., on Tuesday, January 12.
Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, former catcher Jamie Quirk, former third baseman Joe Randa and broadcaster Joel Goldberg will tour Fort Riley prior to meeting members of the Combat Aviation Brigade. The visit comes as the unit composed of more than 2,700 soldiers prepares to deploy overseas in support of the nation’s war efforts.
Following the visit to Ft. Riley, the group will meet students at Cottonwood Elementary in Salina, Kan., located at 215 S. Phillips. The all-school assembly, scheduled to take place from 2:15-3 p.m., will feature Royals’ mascot Sluggerrr along with the members of the Royals traveling party.
The group will then attend the 6 p.m. Texas A&M-Kansas State University men’s basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on the K-State campus. Prior to the game, members of the traveling party will be available for media interviews.
2010 Royals Caravan presented by Fox Sports Kansas City
West Caravan Trip: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Participants: George Brett, Jamie Quirk, Joe Randa, Joel Goldberg and Sluggerrr
Tuesday, Jan. 12 (Ft. Riley, Salina and Manhattan, Kan.)
11:15-12:45 p.m. Visit with members of the military and their families at Ft. Riley (Hosted by KJCK)
2:15-3 p.m. School visit at Cottonwood Elementary – 215 S. Phillips in Salina (Hosted by KSAL)
6 p.m. Texas A&M vs. K-State men’s basketball game (Hosted by KMAN & K-State)
Check this blog for more caravan updates!
The Royals Celebrity Golf Tournament was held on Monday at The National. Current players, alumni, and staff took part, helping raise $28,000 for Special Olympics of Greater Kansas City. Here are a few photos courtesy of team photographer Chris Vleisides.
Fore! Pitcher Kyle Davies enjoyed a day on the course. Outfielder Mitch Maier shows the lefty touch on the green. Maier’s team took the championship
Here’s Royals third base coach Dave Owen congratulating a team member. ATH heard that D.O. made some big shots.
Royals Hall of Famer/FSKC broadcaster Frank White and Joel Goldberg were mic’d up to tape features for the pregame show.
Fox Sports Kansas City will preview your 2009 Royals and recap the recent Fanfest, Awards Night and Caravan trips in two 30-minute specials airing throughout January and February.
The shows will recap the Royals offseason events and update fans on renovations at Kauffman Stadium. In addition, Fox Sports Kansas City will preview the 2009 season via interviews with Royals players, including the team’s offseason additions.
Fox Sports Kansas City’s Joel Goldberg hosts the shows, with contributions from Ryan Lefebvre and Frank White. Check your local listings!
Royals FanFest Specials on Fox Sports Kansas City (times central)
Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Monday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 1)
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10:15 p.m. (episode 2) *K-State viewing areas only
Friday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 2)
Sunday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. (episode 2)
Monday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 2)
Thursday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. (episode 1)
Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 2)
9,500 fans flocked to the Overland Park Convention Center for the 2009 Royals FanFest. The main stage was home to a variety of question and answer sessions. Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights:
General Manager Dayton Moore explains his thoughts on the 2009 Royals to Ryan Lefebvre and Tim Scott. At right, Ryan interviews the newest Royals. (Left to right – Kyle Farnsworth, Mike Jacobs, Coco Crisp, Willie Bloomquist)
The broadcasters held court on Saturday for some unscripted banter. Mike Swanson, VP of Communications and Broadcasting for the Royals, chats with Denny Matthews as Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Stewart, and Joel Goldberg look on.
One of Sunday’s most popular events was the Kids Only Press Conference. David DeJesus, Alex Gordon, and Willie Bloomquist took some tough questions from the youngsters in the crowd.
Fans at the main stage took home some new Royals gear as members of the K Crew tossed items to the crowd before and after each event.
Current Royals Luke Hochevar and Mitch Maier, Royals Hall of Famer Dennis Leonard, and Fox Sports Kansas City reporter Joel Goldberg are touring Nebraska and Iowa this week (2008 Player of the Year Mike Aviles is scheduled to join the group today in Omaha). Senior Director of Community Relations and Nebraska native Ben Aken is on the trip as well. Ben sent along a few pictures from the first two days, so we’d like to share them with you.