The Greatest Event I Never Made It Too…

It all started Monday…

I went into work hoping they would cancel all practices Tuesday for the World Series 2015 parade. I walked into work and was pleasantly surprised to learn all practices were canceled. And when I mean I was pleasantly surprised I mean tears, jumping up and down and sweating because I was so excited. It’s crazy that the entire city was shut down to all rally together for our World Series Champs, our boys in blue! I’m not much of a baseball fan but I do support my hometown teams. I only wish I was able to go to a few games this year. I mean the last time I went to a game was about 6 years ago on Fourth of July with a few of my best friends. We had amazing seats too! Right around third base, and I only remember that because I almost got hit with a ball twice. Back then Royals tickets went so cheap. Standing room tickets were around $10. Guess how much they were for the World Series? Right around $700. STANDING ROOM ONLY…. Let that sink in….

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Over it yet? No, not yet? Me either…

 

 

 

Okay, let’s move on. So I was so excited that work was canceled because I really wanted to go to the parade. Not only is it the second World Series title that the Royals have won but it’s the third title a Kansas City team has won. Now I just need the Chiefs to win the Superbowl! But anyways, the World Series parade would be a great topic to blog about. I hadn’t exactly planned on going because I knew I would get stuck in traffic and wouldn’t be able to make it back to work in time. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out I would actually be able to attend.

After work I had to stop by the store to pick up a shirt since I hadn’t had time before to do so.

Fast forward to Tuesday morning, 6:58 a.m. to be exact. I remember because I’ve never waken up at such early morning hours on my own before. I didn’t get out of the bed for another 30 minutes of course. When I finally rolled out of bed I started to straighten my hair…

2 hours later… (No seriously) I did my makeup and got dressed. I had a few friends that were already downtown and said it took them an hour to travel downtown. So naturally, I was looking forward to the traffic. I met my mom at her job and we left from there. She didn’t get off until 10:30 a.m. so we already knew we were pushing it. Not to mention my friend Ronald, who works downtown, was nice enough to let me know every 10 seconds that we would never make it because we left too late. How nice right?

 

So when we eventually made it downtown which took about 35 minutes we were lucky enough to sit in traffic for, oh ya know, an hour and a half looking for parking. During that time I started to really lose faith in being able to attend the World Series parade and rally held afterwards. So we moved on to plan B, grab lunch at the plaza and watch it on TV. I was still pretty salty that I wasn’t able to attend but later when I heard that people who got there super early still couldn’t see I was okay with it. I mean, I did get to see everything on TV.

It would have been so nice to experience the World Series 2015 parade and rally. But just being able to see how your city can come together and celebrate something is so truly amazing. And that’s what I was most excited for. It reminds me of game day in Morgantown. Walking through Ruby parking lot and seeing all the crazy Mountaineer fans coming together. And even though the World Series parade was a much larger scale it was the coolest feeling ever, even though I didn’t make it to the actual parade. I mean over 500,000 people were in attendance. It was crazy!

Here’s to hoping the Royals go back to the World Series next year and we become back-to-back champions! Because I promise I will be at the next one!

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  • Vivian

    I missed it too. Stuck at work. I was extremely proud of how our city showed so much love!

    • ericasamone

      Yeah I’ve gotten say that was my favorite part of it all!