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Royals blogs, Facebook, and Twitter

Back on February 13, we told you about the Royals page on Facebook.  We had a few hundred Facebook fans at that point.  Needless to say, you found us!  Three months later, we’re at 59,226 fans (and counting!!!)  Way to go, Royals fans!  Many of our ATH readers now see the posts on Facebook first.  That’s great, just remember to stop by and pay us a visit from time to time at http://royals.mlblogs.com/!

In March, ATH joined other MLBlogs on Twitter.  Our ‘tweets’ range from links to our posts to the lineup to the latest Sonic Steal a Slush…check us out at aroundthehornkc!  The Royals marketing department also has a Twitter page at KC_Royals.  They do a great job of keeping everyone updated on the latest promotions and events at the stadium.

Twitter is a random site…you never know who will start following you.  A few days ago, Royals prospect Chris ‘Disco’ Hayes started following us at aroundthehornkc.  We returned the favor (his handle is discohayes).  We interviewed Chris for Royals Gameday Magazine during Spring Training.  He has a great personality, which you can learn more about in the new gameday which goes on sale TONIGHT at the stadium!

Chris is one of our fellow bloggers on mlblogs.com (http://discohayes.mlblogs.com/).  We told him about the MLBlog rankings during our interview.  It seems to have hit a competitive nerve as he has mentioned it in a few recent posts!

Other Royals blogs include:

From the Booth with Steve Stewart (http://stevestewart.mlblogs.com/):  The Royals broadcaster always has interesting stories and photos from road trips.

Royals Beat (http://kaegel.mlblogs.com/):  Dick Kaegel, beat writer for royals.com, keeps fans up to date on the latest news from the clubhouse.

Tim’s Take (http://timstake.mlblogs.com/):  This new blog features Kauffman Stadium in-game host Tim Scott.  A recent post tells about how Tim and his daughter Sophia searched to find the best cupcake in Kansas City.

Extra Innings with the K Crew (http://kcrew.mlblogs.com/): Follow the K Crew as they spread cheer around Kauffman Stadium!

"Coco, take one" – A look inside CrownVision features

We’ve had the following experience, and we’re guessing you have, too. You’re watching a game at the K, and the third out is made. Maybe you need to leave your seat for the concession stand, or you plan to make a phone call…but you put it on hold because you know that something cool is going to be on the video board between innings.

The Royals event presentation team has produced awesome video features for years. Now, with the high-definition CrownVision, they have taken the in-game experience to a new level! The features take countless hours to produce and edit. Today we’re going to take a behind-the-scenes look at some of this work. The event presentation team, together with staff from DXD, a Kansas City-based animation and motion graphic company, visited Spring Training last week. They were in Surprise, Ariz.,  to gather video footage for the 2009 features. They do this during the early days of Spring Training, before the games start, so as to maximize the time they have. We thank all of the players and staff who went beyond (and sometimes way beyond) their busy baseball schedule to help make features for the upcoming season that you, the fan, will enjoy all season long. Let’s take a look:

We start in the manager’s office, where in-game host Tim Scott is interviewing Trey Hillman. Tim and Trey are all laughs while being filmed by Ben Mertens, Manager of Event Presentation & Production.Interviewing Trey (2).jpgInterviewing Trey (1).jpg

 

 

Reviewing Footage (3).jpgMertens, and Chris DeRuyscher, Director of Event Presentation and Production, review the footage of Trey before moving on to their next stop.

 

 

 

 Communication is key in this business! Senior Director of Event Presentation & Production Don Costante reviews scripts with in-game host Tim Scott. Meanwhile, Chris works closely with the DXD staff members to ensure that both groups are on the same page (literally).

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At left, we see Ben helping Coco Crisp with his props for one of the features. Notice the background — our production team uses a green screen backdrop, much like your favorite weather forecaster. They can then color key or mix a second image in the background to create a cool multi-dimensional look.

Coco is ready to go…here he talks with Costante about the upcoming scene.

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Each time a Royals player comes up to bat, they have a short video introduction on CrownVision. Here’s Coco with a bat, working on his new intro.

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Santa Crisp.jpgWhat’s this? Santa Crisp? Our team has outfitted Coco with a Royals Santa hat, which was given out last July on a memorable night that included Mark Grudzielanek’s 2,000th hit and a walk-off home run by David DeJesus. We’re very curious to see how this Santa scene fits into the 2009 event presentation lineup! You can find out, too…check out our 2009 ticketing options today!

 
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FanFest Photos: Main Stage

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)

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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.

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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.

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