Kansas City: The City of Fountains. Also known for its great barbecue. This year, the Superfans made their way like a thief in the night all the way down I-80 to the land of BBQ sauce, with a few stops along the way. First of all, I’d like to say that even though the I-80 Truckstop is the biggest truckstop in the world, they surely do NOT have Choco-Tacos. My goal of eating a Choco-Taco at every stop grinded to a halt after 2 stops. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed. From there, we got to the hotel, and Superfan Handy Jay got us two rooms and we slept like the dead. Then comes the fun part!
The food! As you see here in the picture, Superfan 68 Percent was doing his best Cousin Dave impression from Epic Meal Time. Those Canadian boys would’ve been proud of all the pork we managed to eat during our trip, ranging from ribs to pulled pork sandwiches to bacon on some Epic burgers whose buns were actually grilled cheese sandwiches. Needless to say, the food was delicious in Kansas City and we have some sauce to prove it!
I left this subject to be the last one I touch on for a reason. Ahem, baseball. The Brewers lost 3 games down there, but we did witness some ridiculous pitching duels. The first night was Grienke vs Mendoza, which we watched Mendoza throw 6 PERFECT innings! Props to you sir. For this game, we were seated on the right field seats off of Aoki, 2nd row. Not too bad, and Aoki did wave at us while we were there. The second night was extra innings. For this we were seated 6 rows behind the Brewers dugout, just off of 3rd base. The Royals mascot was all up in our faces, but I managed to land a few good solid punches to that lion’s nose! Also, thanks to Corey Hart who diligently told us how many outs there were from first base. Also, he tossed up 5 or 6 balls our way, but unfortunately we didn’t get any. I did however get one in batting practice from Manny Parra! Thank you for that Mr. Parra.
The last night we were seated first row behind the Brewers bullpen. We got a free T-shirt with Jeff Francouer on it (makes waxing my truck look nice), and we had a great view of some fun bullpen shenanigans. As everyone knows, each player and coach has a special handshake, ranging from some complicated quick stuff to some slow motion funny stuff. I however, settled for an air high five from Kameron Loe. Thanks Kameron, sorry to say that was the highlight of the game for me since yet again, our boys lost to the Royals.
Oh, and the fountains light up when the Royals win. Very pretty, but bittersweet. Anways, I’m headed down to the Cell to see the Brewers take on the White Sox tomorrow (pending some decent seats from Stubhub), so expect a new update and a lot more to come! Thanks for following us!