Apparently Kansas City took the day off yesterday.

The Kansas City Royals won the World Series for the first time since 1985.

Though the Royals made the World Series last season, that was their first playoff appearance since the 1985 World Series. It’s obvious that Royals fans are starved for something to celebrate.

With the Royals’ World Series parade going through Kansas City yesterday, fans came out by the thousands to celebrate the victory. An incredible overhead shot showed Kansas City flooded with blue and white:

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Unfortunately (or FORTUNATELY, depending on how you look at it!) I wasn’t in town for the big event. When I look at that picture all I see is a claustrophobic nightmare that would have left me in a sweaty mess 😉

Fans started lining up as early as 5:00am for the hour and a half long parade that was held midday. I even read that parking was so bad that some fans just left their cars on the highway and walked in to catch a glimpse of a Royals player. I’m sure it was the worst traffic nightmare the city has ever seen. I bet Siri crashed trying to recalculate a better route!

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals and their win. It is fun being part of the winning city…and there are certainly a lot of blue shirts roaming that area which I’m sure will stay for a while. Good luck next year; and if they win the 2016 World Series, I’ll be sure to miss that parade too.

Take care, Ryan

We’re giving the All-Star Game the Royal treatment…

Well this is a bit of a short personal blog, but since I live in the Kansas City area, it’s big news to us here in the vicinity!

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Kanasas City Royals players and coaches joined All-Star manager Ned Yost on the field last Saturday with their 2015 All-Star jerseys.

Look, the Royals will be heavily represented. As the single best story of the 2014 season, making the World Series after missing the playoffs every year since the George Brett era, they deserve lots of representation. They particularly deserve All-Star recognition in 2015 because the 2015 Royals are the best team in the AL with an impressive winning record.

Not into baseball? I can understand that, not everyone is. But I’ll tell you that more people know more about baseball in this city that they have since the mid-1980’s. It’s a fun time, and with the All-Star game tomorrow- I can already feel some of my employees wanting to get out of the office early to get a good seat at the local sports bar. Don’t worry guys, you’ll make it, I’ll save you a seat 😉

Have a great day, Ryan

Kansas City Royals Game tonight? Sounds great!

Hello friends,

We’re off to a good start here at Mission Repair this morning, and we’re getting in sync with our repairs; we are off to an excellent start in May, and with just a few days into the month it’s looking like it’ll be the best May in 8 years.  We’ll see how it goes.  May is “Graduation Month”, and my son Casey is included in that group.  He graduates from High School and he’s off to college at the end of the summer – last night we tried on his cap and gown and we both had a good laugh at the “cap”.  Have you ever really looked at it?  It’s actually a hilarious piece of clothing, or maybe it just looked hilarious on top of his head.  Good thing it’s not on for long!

Before all of that madness, I’m taking tonight off to go catch my first Royals game of the year.  Normally I’ll see a few games (of course last year was a lot of fun for us here in Kansas City) but truthfully I’m looking forward to a couple hot dogs and cold drinks and just turning off my iPhone and watching some baseball.  Tidbit:  I coached little league for 7 years, I still have a little baseball in my blood.  Casey was my first baseman!

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 11.50.05 AMSo if you’re in Kansas City and are going to the game, say hello if you see me.  I’ll be the guy in the blue shirt, upper deck 😉  I’ve been to a number of games in the suites, but lately it’s a lot of fun to get the “cheap seats” and move around the stadium to visit a few bars and restaurants.  It’s a WHOLE LOT cheaper and surprisingly entertaining!

Well, I’m back at it here at the office.  In fact, I’ll be bouncing around the neighborhood as I have a few off-site meetings and I’m going to be visiting my Mission location as well today.

Have a great afternoon!  Ryan