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Kansas City Royals World Series

Today I have the opportunity to walk on the field of the 2015 World Series Champion, the Kansas City Royals. 29 years ago was the last time someone could say that inside Kauffman Stadium. At the moment, the only thing harder to imagine for me is that today marks the fifth year I’ve been creating images at Kauffman stadium. I had to look that up and verify it for myself. In five years we’ve hosted the All-Star Game, one of the greatest comebacks in playoff history, the World Series, and have gone from the worst baseball team to hoisting the trophy. If you’re a KC Royals fan, I’m preaching to the choir. But the choir still appreciates it.

Last year, opening day was a celebration. It was a celebration because the Royals did the unthinkable. The Royal’s were contenders in the 2014 World Series and took the series to the bottom of the 9th in game 7, Alex Gordon makes a strike to left center field for a triple. Truly a moment that will stick with me for a lifetime. We celebrated that day that we came so close by hoisting the American League Championship trophy, celebrating our new flag and kicking off a new season which many of us hoped would be better than the last but non of us knew how much better it would be.

Since I’m a better story teller through visuals than I will ever be with words, I’ll let the images tell the rest of the story. It’s a wild one to say the least but I promise, it has a happy ending.

Kansas City Royals World Series

The American League Pennant on display before the Opening Day game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Yordano Ventura walks back to the dugout after the fourth inning during the MLB Opening Day game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Alex Gordon connects with a pitch during the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Greg Holland pitches in the ninth inning during the MLB game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Salvador Perez heads to the dugout before the MLB game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

The clouds lit up over Kauffman Stadium in the sixth inning during the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Edinson Volquez pitches against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 5, 2015.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Salvador Perez breaks his bat on a pitch in the eighth inning during the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

 

August 10, 2015: / during the MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City MO

Kansas City Royals World Series

Jeremy Guthrie walks out from the dugout before the MLB game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kendrys Morales  hands a foul ball from the bench in the fourth inning during the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Eric Hosmer slides safely into home plate past the tag from Jose Alvarez of the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning during the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Salvador Perez tags out Tyler Collins of the Detroit Tigers at home plate in the fourth inning during the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Terrance Gore leans agains the bench before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royal.

Kansas City Royals World Series

The American League Championship signage is on display in left field during the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Salvador Perez gives himself and Eric Hosmer an ice bath in celebration after the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

A fly over concluded the National Anthem Game 1 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Third base sits in the hallway after being removed from the field during a rain delay in the third inning during Game 1 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Johnny Cueto pitches in the fifth inning during Game 2 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Drew Butera douses Salvador Perez with with water at the conclusion of Game 2 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Lorenzo Cain scores of a single into left from Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning during Game 5 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Salvador Perez celebrates after scoring on a double from Alex Rios during Game 5 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the Divisional Series Playoff to win the Series.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Sluggerrr celebrates by holding the W up in at home plate after Game 5 of the Divisional Series Playoff between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City Royals World Series

First baseman Eric Hosmer fist bumps third base coach Mike Jirschele after sliding safely into third in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays of game 1 of the American League Championship Series.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals third base is illuminated with light in the fifth inning of game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

Kansas City Royals World Series

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