Thursday, November 5, 2015

Close: A Six Sentence Story


On Sunday, November 1, 2015, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, beating the New York Mets. It was one year after they lost the Series to San Francisco in the 7th game, and their first World Series victory since 1985.

Kansas City fans are loyal fans, and they turned out in full force for the Victory Parade, held two days later in downtown Kansas City and culminating in a rally at Union Station. Schools were closed for the day, businesses shut down, and the crowd was estimated to be around 800,000.

Union Station


But back in 1985, back before social media and satellite feeds and cell phones with cameras, there was a World Series Victory Parade for the Royals, whose roster boasted such names as George Brett, Dan Quisenberry, Frank White and Bret Saberhagen, and while there were far from 800,000 fans in attendance, it was a spectacular parade nonetheless, with confetti and players riding in convertibles and much excitement.

And I was this close to it:

MVP Bret Saberhagen

Linking up with Ivy at Uncharted for Six Sentence Stories with the prompt "close."



13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the win! Of course up here in the northeast we are disappointed... But we can still use that iconic phrase..."how bout those Mets?"

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    1. It was pretty exciting to watch them win after 30 years.

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  2. Great anecdote for the word "close" ! That must have been a fantastic moment :)

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    1. Thanks, Afshan! I had so many more pictures, but I couldn't find them. I can't imagine being in that crown of 800,000! Glad now that I didn't try to go up there for that parade!

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  3. nice! True Fiction at it's best? (no, I believe that you believe you were there!)
    jeez a lot of people!
    is that you in the foreground? (of the last photo, of course!)

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    1. I would not have enjoyed the parade this year with all those people. I hate crowds like that! The last photo was the back of someone's head in front of me. Because it was a real camera with real film in 1985, and I didn't realize until I got the pictures developed that I got more of her than the players :)

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  4. A love a six sentence memoir, filled with photos and wonderful description. (Go Mets)

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    1. Thanks, Val! I'm so glad I still had the pictures I took in 1985 and could steal from the Interweb for the other one :)

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  5. A great tribute to the Royals. Isn't strange that we become different people when supporting our teams and become so one eyed?!

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    1. Thanks! KC is my hometown. Forever Royal! :)

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    2. Thanks! KC is my hometown. Forever Royal! :)

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  6. What a wonderful memory and a photo to prove it!

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    1. Thanks! I had kind of forgotten that I was at that parade until they won the Series and I heard about parade plans for this year.

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