Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball

As expected, probably most people right now are with their families. They are sitting around, either in the kitchen or watching football, and maybe catching up with family, depending on how “big” one’s family is. Normally, Thanksgiving is one of the more underrated holidays of the year: it brings people together without the pressure or… Read More Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball

Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is

Growing up in Sacramento, California, my family had access to three baseball parks to get our baseball fix (baseball was the biggest sport in our household): Raley Field in West Sacramento, home of the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats; Oracle (then Pac Bell) Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants; and the Oakland Coliseum,… Read More Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is

What Thom Brennaman said mattered…and why it’s important to me and other Royals fans

I do not know Thom Brennaman very well, if at all. In fact, my knowledge of Cincinnati Reds baseball is pretty minute beyond the surface level stuff. I know about “The Big Red Machine”; the Reds “beating” the 1919 “Black Sox”; Marge Schott and her racist tirades; Ken Griffey, Jr. growing up in Cincinnati and… Read More What Thom Brennaman said mattered…and why it’s important to me and other Royals fans

#RoyalsCity: Waldo Pizza and the allure of “St. Louis-Style” Pie

As someone who grew up in California, pizza has always fascinated me. While “California Style Pizza” is a thing, in a Wolfgang Puck-bastardized way, I never grew up eating the stuff. My dad, who lived in New Jersey for a good portion of his life, was a “New York Pizza” kind of guy which meant… Read More #RoyalsCity: Waldo Pizza and the allure of “St. Louis-Style” Pie

#RoyalsCity: What does“Kansas City Pizza” taste like? A review of Minsky’s

In this edition of #RoyalsCity, I am posting a retrospective on Minsky’s pizza, one of my favorite pizza chains specific to Kansas City. I figure with the weather going to be shit this weekend, and people hunkering down for the Chiefs game, they may need pizza options. Minsky’s and Chiefs in shitty, January weather is… Read More #RoyalsCity: What does“Kansas City Pizza” taste like? A review of Minsky’s