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Royals Caravan launched yesterday with an awards luncheon and last night, fans flocked to Rally House in Independence for an autograph session. We had a great turnout – the line stretched out the door (and it was a chilly night in the Midwest). Lorenzo Cain, Johnny Giavotella and Eric Hosmer led off, followed by Bruce Chen, Alex Gordon and Mitch Maier. Let’s take a look:
Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent “Trick-or-Treat with Sluggerrr Sweepstakes”! Two families, one in Raytown and another in Kansas City, Mo., had the opportunity to meet the lovable lion on Halloween. Here are a few pictures and a link to Sluggerrr’s homepage, where you can find out more about bringing Sluggerrr to your upcoming party or event!
This unique mascot appearance package, designed to bring fun and added value to a summer camp experience, is available for summer camps of all kinds. Sluggerrr’s Summer Camp Adventure includes thirty minutes of entertainment, including an interactive game, autographs and photos with Sluggerrr, along with fun prizes and giveaway items. Sluggerrr will be joined by his Lion Tamer to ensure that everyone has a great time. The package, normally priced at $175, is available during the summer months at the discounted rate of $140.
For more details or to schedule a Sluggerrr appearance, visit www.royals.com/sluggerrr or contact the club’s mascot appearance coordinator at (816) 504-4334.
The North Caravan has made stops in Cameron, Lincoln, and Omaha. The trip concludes this afternoon with visits to Maryville and St. Joseph. Alex Gordon and Willie Bloomquist are having a great time on the trip. Here, Alex flipped his nameplate to the blank side and gave his teammate a good-natured ribbing. Sluggerrr is also on the trip. Our favorite mascot loaded up on cat food at Hy-Vee in Lincoln.
One of the great things about the office is that you never who (or what) might show up. We receive interesting items at the office from fans throughout the Midwest and the United States…for instance, someone recently sent Zack Greinke a surfboard, which Zack put at his locker in the clubhouse. Yesterday we received a very special and unique gift, a Sluggerrr birdhouse.
The birdhouse featuring our lovable lion comes from Paul and Mildred Knodel of Colorado…they’ve done over 1,000 (our birdhouse has number 1,079 painted on the bottom). The Knodels pass their craft on to friends and family. They have donated over 500 of the birdhouses to Ronald McDonald House.
Sluggerrr has the day off today after the humid homestand. We know he will appreciate the birdhouse. We’re waiting to see if he will allow Cardinals in his birdhouse.
ATH took a tour of Kauffman Stadium yesterday…here are a few of the many new features since our tour one week ago.
Signs have been placed on several of the retail stores. Here is the new walk-in retail store on View Level and a retail store down the right field line (near section 246 on your new section 246 on your new ballpark seating chart).
Wherever you are in the stadium, you will see scores and information as ribbon boards and scoreboards have been added. The ribbon board has been in place for some time. Yesterday, we saw it in action!
A cool new seating area is the Signature Suite Lounges on the Loge Level. If you’ve got a few people in your group and want a suite experience, but not an entire suite to yourself, this shared lounge is the way to go! Here you see the entrance to the Signature Suite Lounge (below).
A new basket fence is being placed near the left field Outfield Box seats. This reminds us of the basket at Chicago’s Wrigley Field…it will be a great place to catch a Royals home run!
You’ve seen a few new features, and we will continue to bring you more over the next 34 days! Have you secured your tickets for 2009? Guarantee your home opener tickets today with a season ticket package of 21 or more games! And remember, single-game tickets go on sale this Saturday at 9 a.m.!
As we wrap up our FanFest photo coverage, we bring you photos of the players and Sluggerrr mingling with the people who make FanFest what it is…you, the fans!
Many fans smiled for the camera while sitting alongside their favorite Royals at the photo stage. Joakim and Kyle, say cheese!
The interactive displays were a hit with fans of all ages…current and former Royals were on hand with teaching tips for the next generation of ballplayers. John Buck advised fans on batting stances while Willie Wilson was a speed coach.
After participating in the activities, some gave Sluggerrr ‘four’ while others grabbed a hot dog and headed for the stadium seats.
The excitement of FanFest can be a bit taxing. Rest up Royals fans, full squad Spring Training workouts begin four weeks from tomorrow!
On Wednesday, Joakim Soria and Billy Butler joined Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, broadcaster Denny Matthews, and your favorite mascot, Sluggerrr, on a caravan to Central Missouri. Tina Short of the Royals Radio Network snapped pictures along the way. Here’s a sampling:
The first stop was Martin-Warren Elementary in Warrensburg. The Royals will donate a pair of seats from Kauffman Stadium to each school that is visited during the caravan. Each school will also receive two copies of “H is for Home Run”, a baseball-themed book that teaches the alphabet. The seats, after being autographed by the players/alums on the caravan, will be placed in the school’s library as a reading area for students.
Here, Martin-Warren principal Jim Helmig and Willie Wilson smile for the camera as they sit in the stadium seats.
Stop number two was Hy-Vee in Jefferson City. Baseball loyalties in the state capital are split with Missouri’s NL team, but the Royals Caravan is always welcomed by a nice contingent of fans. The line stretched all the way to the back of the store when the caravan arrived.
The final stop of the day was Hy-Vee in Columbia. In the picture, Willie Wilson signs a 1980 World Series program for a fan. This begs the question…did this Royals fan buy the program on eBay or has he been waiting 28 years for this moment?
One of the major family features at the renovated Kauffman Stadium is an expanded kids’ area. This area will include a Royals-themed carousel. The carousel will feature 15 figures, including large baseball bats, a glove, and Sluggerrr. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the carousel figures that are currently being carved by hand.