Opening Day: T-minus Three
It has been a very good Good Friday here at the ballpark, though the morning was a bit rough. Around 10am a very brief yet strong storm came rubling through the area with wind gusts of at least 50 mph. We had some portsable concessions stands get pushed around along the trash cans and some loose suite furniture – but it looks as if we escaped any real damage.
Opening Day is a sellout, of course – so I hope you have your seats. Here in the Royals Hall of Fame we actually have two new (or should that be old) seats ourselves, though these have been retired from services since 1972. The two Municipal Stadium seats are one of the new addition to the Royals Hall of Fame Gallery this year. You can get a sneak peak in the picture above, as lead carpenter Rick Bobki started the installation this morning.
The following picture doesn’t need much explaination – suffice to say we are ready and excited to have a fourth Cy Young Award:
Be sure to join us for a special on-field ceremony next Friday (April 9) when Zack will be persented with the 2009 Cy Young Award before the Royals take on the Red Sox at 7:10. The first 35,000 get this T-Shirt celebrating the Royals three Cy Young Award winners (presented by our hometown neighbors at H&R Block).
Both Bret Saberhagen and David Cone will be here to welcome Zack into their select club. Plus the first Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Friday spectacular to cap off a special night at the ballpark. Order your tickets now…
(Curt Nelson, Director – Royals Hall of Fame)