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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.
The reach a baseball team can have is huge. Of course the team flies all over the country. Tonight we’re looking to take the lead back in the series against Baltimore. But more than that, an entity like the Royals and Major League Baseball can do some good.
What are we talking about? The totals are in from Diamond of Dreams, which was June 26. To get the low down on the Royals biggest charity event so far this season and a look at the next one, plus what the team is up to out East, let’s go Around the Horn…
Diamond of Dreams was a huge success. As we noted over the weekend, A big thank you goes out to all those who helped by volunteering time, sponsoring the event or donating money to support the Dream Factory. About 300 people came out to dine on the infield dirt, play some games and bid on the silent auction items.
In total, the Royals will be presenting a check to the Dream Factory for $125,000 dollars. Since the Dream Factory is 100 percent volunteer, every cent of that money will help go to grant the dreams of children with chronic or critical illnesses.
Among the items up for auction were tickets to the Kansas City Ballet, a Plaza Lighting ceremony experience, an elephant encounter at the Kansas City Zoo, an autographed Tom Watson sand wedge, a signed Chris Paul jersey, stadium seats from Kauffman Stadium, an Elvis Presley Lithograph, a David Cook guitar, a Caribbean Getaway vacation and even a John Deere leaf blower. There was a little something for everyone and much, much more.
Two other special giveaways happened during the night. Tiffany & Co. gave away a diamond and sapphire necklace but with a catch. The necklace was hidden in a mystery box, and participants bought tickets in order to try to find the box. Tivol held a raffle drawing for an 18K white gold Rolex watch.
Videos played all night on CrownVision and Tim Scott interviewed players throughout the night. As the evening started to wind down, the ZEROES kicked it back into gear with a two-hour performance on a stage setup at second base. And no night at the K is complete without some fireworks, so at 10:01, the air crackled with the exploding pyrotechnics.
The Royals next endeavor is during the next home stand. Announced today, we will be donating a portion of the tickets sold to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to support the relief efforts of those two organizations here in the Midwest. Our neighbors to the North (like our farm team in Burlington, IA and the rest of the of the Midwest League) and many of our fans in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska have been affected by severe weather. Over the past few months, severe flooding and tornadoes have damaged property and destroyed homes all over our region.
The Royals are designating “Hats off Weekend” as a chance to help support the relief efforts. Friday fans will receive Cowboy hats courtesy of AT&T, Saturday is MLB 2K8 Santa hats to celebrate Christmas in July and Sunday, we’ll be giving out New. Blue. Tradition. Golf visors. Friday and Saturday are designated relief nights with proceeds from Friday going to the Red Cross and Saturday going to the Salvation Army.
View Level Infield tickets will be sold for $12 (regularly $15) and $5 from each ticket will go to the relief efforts. You can purchase the special tickets here or by calling 1-800-6ROYALS or by saying the word “relief” at any Kauffman Stadium ticket window.
On the note of giving back, we always like to give some props to our farm clubs as whenever possible, and the Omaha Royals helped raise money for the Little Sioux Scout Ranch which was devastated by a deadly tornado in June.
David DeJesus is back in the lineup tonight after missing two games with bruised ribs…DeJesus is still riding a 13-game hitting streak, his longest of 2008 and the third longest in his career…Gil Meche is on the mound tonight, looking for his seventh win which would tie team leaders Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke…Joey Gathright collected his 15th bunt single last night which is second in the Majors behind the Twin’s Carlos Gomez (18)…Check out the transcript from Deric Ladnier’s chat…All-Star balloting is completed tonight at 10:59 p.m. CT, so get your votes in while you still can.
The DirecTV channel switch is tonight. Royals’ telecast are now on channel 672. with HD broadcasts on 672-1. Your guide should direct you to the right place.
Note: Saturday’s game will be on FSN-KC to makeup for an earlier rainout. Royals Live starts at 5:30 p.m. CT.
For the second day in a row we have a note from FSN-KC’s Goeff Goldman, Director of Media Relations:
FSN KANSAS CITY PRESENTS IN MY OWN WORDS: FRANK WHITE
30-Minute Special Premieres Friday Following the Royals Postgame Show
Kansas City Royals great Frank White shares his story of growing up and winning a World Series in Kansas City in In My Own Words: Frank White, a 30-minute special premiering Friday, July 4 on FSN Kansas City.
FSN Kansas City’s Joel Goldberg conducts the long-form interview, in which White talks about growing up in Kansas City, participating in the Royals Academy, beating the Yankees in the ALCS but losing to the Phillies in the World Series in 1980, the 1985 World Series, the current state of the Royals and more.
White, a Royals Hall of Famer, played 18 seasons in the Major Leagues and currently serves as part of FSN Kansas City’s broadcast team for Royals baseball.
Air dates for In My Own Words: Frank White
Friday, July 4 following the Royals Live postgame show (approx. 7:15 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
Here’s today’s Official Game Notes.