When I think baseball, I think cheap seats but a great time! The seats here don't look terrible, but while painting it I was thinking of the angle I'm most used to seeing at Kauffman Stadium while watching a Royals game. The view from around section 403. High up and left field. Still for some reason its one of my favorite places to sit. All that said this is not necessarily the Royals or Kauffman. Cough. We contacted the Royals about what we were allowed to do without having to pay royalties. They said we could use the colors, but we had to make the ball park indistinct (couldn't show the big crown or fountains) and we couldn't show the Royals logo anywhere. That may sound harsh to some but in reality that was very generous of them and awesome news! I do wonder if the numbers are pushing it. We are passing this back by them to get approval so the numbers may go away and this post may be different soon. I do like how the numbers together are 85. That was not intended at all but is a happy accident as the late great Bob Ross would say.
Here's a couple more illustrations for this Kansas City project. If there's one thing KC has in spades, its passion for our teams. I shouldn't phrase it like that. There's certainly more than one thing we have. Did I ever mention we have Tacos In A Tub? Tacos. In a tub. That's right. SO let me start over.
PROMINENT in the long list of awesome things about Kansas City (including tubs full of tacos) is our passion for our sports teams. We have some of the best fans in the country - be it football, baseball, soccer, or college basketball - people here can't get enough. And they're good fans too. Go to a Chiefs game wearing a Raiders jersey and you'll still get offered brats, beer and ribs in the parking lot. Then again if you're a Raiders fan you might want to keep an eye on that Brat during its journey from the grill to your hand. Just saying I can't speak for everyone.
The point of this sketch was to put the emphasis on the excitement and experience of the crowd more so then the teams. I love our major teams, but I swear you could go to a chess tournament or a curling match in this town and still find people tailgating in the parking lot and lovingly yelling expletives inside. Its an awesome place to be a fan and we're always ready to root for the home team.