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Day 92 “Smelling the Roses!”

Willie the K-State Wildcat!
Willie the K-State Wildcat!

Last night I got to see the Texas Longhorn pitchers combine for a no hitter against Kansas State. The TL offense clobbered the Wildcats as they had 19 base hits while scoring 12 runs. I met a great couple last night, both of which are PhD candidates at K-State, I never asked for their names but we talk about a full range of subjects other than baseball. I appreciated that they let me go on and on about some of my political ideas and beliefs. I haven’t gotten into all of that on the trip with others, and I really don’t want to. I just want to focus on baseball but on occasion it is nice to discuss worldly events with highly educated and intelligent individuals.

So, I stopped and “smelled the roses” today! As I drove over to Kansas City from Manhattan, Kansas I stopped in a small town that had all kinds of antique shops. I collect a few things, old baseball related items and turn of last century ceramic beer bottles. I enjoyed just browsing the shops, but I didn’t find anything. However, the day was beautiful and real peaceful.  When I got into Kansas City I went to 18th and Vine historic district and took in the Negro League Hall of Fame. I loved it since I am in the middle of a historical baseball book regarding the integration of the Birmingham Barons of 1964.

I attended the Royals game tonight and I had a great time at a great venue! I met the Kansas City Super Fan, Chris! I hope to profile him a little more tomorrow, he has a great story! That is all for today. I have a three hour drive to St. Louis and the game is a 1:15 pm start tomorrow; and, I want to get into town, get some good rest and get up a little early, so I can write before the game.

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1 thought on “Day 92 “Smelling the Roses!”

  1. Tommorow you will be making Beth very happy in St Louis, but only if the Cardinals win so don’t make her too happy lol. Go Brewers. But St Louis is a great baseball town.

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