Happy Opening (Yester)Day

I had to change the subject of this message, because I’d run out of time to deliver it on Thursday. Sorry, but the combination of gorgeous spring weather and the return of baseball to Metro Bank Park proved too much for me. As soon as I’d shut down my work laptop,...

Day Six – I70

Thursday, June 6 – UBT Day SixThe cloud cover that slightly threatened the Royals game dissipates, giving way to bright morning sunshine. We have a (relatively) brief easterly jaunt ahead of us: 3.5 hours of I-70, the tour of Missouri’s mid-section.We...

Day Five Nightcap

Wednesday, June 5 – UBT Day FiveDay Five has already been a great day, yet a ball game awaits at Kauffman Stadium. On our way to the hotel, Mitch spots something you don’t see every day (unless you live in Kansas City): a cow on a pillar on a hill...

Day Five Historical Tour Continues

More from Wednesday, June 5 – UBT Day FiveThe Buck O’Neil gravesite whets our appetites for the Negro Leagues Museum. On our way to 18th & Vine, we’re greeted by a mural that covers the entire side of a brick building. Below the mural sets a home...

UBT Day Five – Brews & Reflection

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – UBT Day FiveMitch and I decide on lunch at 75th Street Brewery to consolidate two must-do items for today. Turns out to be a terrific choice on many levels.First, the tender barbecue ribs possess all the flavor you expect. The fries and...

Kansas City, Here We Come

After a few more photos from outside Werner Park, we bid farewell to Omaha and begin our journey toward today’s Game 2 in Kansas City, KS, where the T-Bones await us.The weather no longer threatens as we travel back into Iowa over a two-lane iron toll bridge....