But the Royals are far from the successful days of the 1980s. The most famous Royal of the past seven years is pitcher Zach Greinke, but the Royals traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers in the off-season. Today they have some promising talent, but the record is far from contending in the AL Central.
|The race between Ketchup, Mustard and Relish.|
Long lines were found at the concession stands. As I stood there waiting to buy one pretzel, I watched a multitude of concession workers slowly move around their area, and being in no rush to settle the change. After standing and watching a half inning on the monitors, while moving only a spot or two, I gave up.
Leaving the stadium was also a mess. It was fireworks night with the Cubs in town, meaning many people leaving at one time. As the mass of humanity twisted around the concourse ramps, a back up resulted when the Royals staff didn't open all of the gates. I stood in disbelief waiting to leave while looking at locked gates while the rest of use filtered through four or five unlocked, single-file gates. And the same could be said for the cars exiting the parking lots. For an area with 81 home games as well as an entire football season, I couldn't believe the waiting that resulted in trying to leave the Truman Sports Complex.
|The Royals are a long way from the days of White, Howser and Brett.|