Is it baseball season already?

Hello there!

I’ve been out of the office for a few days on some personal R&R, and am just now getting back into the swing of these here at my home office.  Yes, I’ll get a chance to sneak in and get some repairs done this evening (yes, even the boss still does a few repairs from time to time) but for now I’m going to get some much needed writing done because so many of you have been asking!

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Firstly, how did you enjoy the Super Bowl?  I’m sure that most Bronco fans thought it was spectacular; but I’ve heard from many “non-Bronco” fans that the Super Bowl was “terrible” or “Our team would have won if they were in it” or “Peyton Manning didn’t do anything”.

Well, the fact of the matter is that Denver stepped up as a team and did what they intended to do:  Win on Sunday.  So those that didn’t enjoy the game can just start to look forward to baseball season, right?

If you live in Kansas City and if you like baseball, then you must be gearing up for the 2016 season.  Coming off of the World Series makes things seem bit brighter for them this year.  The defending champs are ready to go (so I hear).

Well, even though the groundhog predicted an early Spring, if you step outside today here in my home town of Spring Hill, Kansas it’s only in the high-twenties Fahrenheit…it’s not time to grab your baseball glove and hit the practice fields yet.  We have a few months to go.

So what should we do this Sunday?  There’s no football on, so it looks like I’ll be caching up on some TV.  What a life.

I’ll be back soon with some Mission Repair info…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

The World Series is Approaching (Coupon Code Inside)

It’s no secret, our corporate headquarters is in a suburb of Kansas City, and this city is alive with baseball fever at the moment. There are many excited diehard Royals fans and many new Royals fans coming out of the woodwork now that we have the World Series set to begin next week.

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We’ve got a few fans of our own at Mission Repair, and to celebrate the hype of the upcoming 2014 World Series, we’re offering 14% off of your next repair with us online or when you visit one of our locations. It’s easy, just SEND US AN EMAIL (<—click the link to get started!) and we will reply with the coupon code to use on your next repair. This coupon will be good through Tuesday, October 21, 2014…the day the Series starts!

This coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon and is only valid on new orders. Act fast, because this offer expires 10/21/14 at midnight.

Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!

Are you a baseball fan?

Hello friends-

If you’ve ever read any of my blogs, you might notice that I don’t talk much about a few topics.

Politics. I don’t talk about em, unless it’s a neutral discussion and even then it’s extremely rare.

Religion. Nope, just won’t do it. I respect everyone’s opinion and personal beliefs, but this blog isn’t where you’ll hear my opinion on the matter. In fact, I debated on whether or not to even type the word “religion” if that tells you anything.

Sports. This is almost as bad as my first two. I don’t pick sides and if I ever talk about sports it’s in a general manner. In fact, unless you know me well, you have no idea what sports teams I like or root for anyhow!

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With that being said, it’s pretty hard to not talk about to Kansas City Royals here at the office today. It’s a major topic of conversation and I’m glad that this team is breaking some long-standing dry spells. However I feel for the Angels whose season is over; it’s not a good feeling when you get so close but can’t move on.

I can vouch for Kansas City fans that have been waiting a lifetime (in some cases) to get into the playoffs, and I think that their consistency in the last 4 games has been the key to their success so far. If they keep it up, they might make a bigger statement soon.

Another thing that you might not know about me, is that I’m not originally from the Kansas City area. I moved out here as a single father to do what I do best, and that’s ELECTRONICS REPAIRS. I’ve been here since 2001 and a short 13 years later, still in business, and still supporting Kansas City and all that the area strives for. Congrats to the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles for winner yesterday! Today brings us with another couple of games, and I’m excited to see the outcome.

Have a great day, Ryan

Little League Baseball is here. . .and 10% off our services.

It’s that time of year! Not only Little League, also Major League. I’m actually going to the Kansas City Royal home Opener on 3/31. Looking forward to a great time!

Also my son Casey starts practice on 4/2 and it’s his last year in Little League. He’s 14 years old and next year he’ll try out for the high school team because he’ll be a freshman in August of this year. So this is it. This is the season that we have to hit it hard and fast. We need to fine tune our defense and Casey has to get his batting tuned up.

Casey has been playing since he was 6 years old- he started with t-ball, then coach pitch, then kid pitch for the last few years. I’m really proud of this guy sticking with it and picking baseball as “his” sport. He really knows the game and is a great player if I do say so myself.

Normally I coach and manage a team. This year many of my “regular” players have lost interest (and it’s pretty common at this age) and we have about 1/2 of a team that wanted to sign up. I’ve spoken to the other coaches in the league and most of them have dropped out completely. The “real” baseball players are left and are few. So we’re combining a couple of the teams and we’re going to hit the field as the “Knights” on 4/2.

“Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back.”

With all of the great feelings baseball gives me I’m going to offer a 10% off coupon for our services at Mission Repair. This is good through 3/31/11 and is good for any service that we offer. iPod repairs, iPhone repair, whatever. Just use coupon “baseball” and watch 10% melt away off your order. It’s a home run!

Have a great Tuesday!

Ryan