After providing music for the 9:00 Mass for the Memorial Day Mass, the family spent the day at Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals. It was a fun game to watch with lots of offense; unfortunately just a little too much offense in the 9th inning from the Los Angeles Angels gave the game away – we lost 10-8.
The afternoon started off quite somber – a touching tribute to Paul Splittorf, a former Royal pitcher and broadcaster who died last week. Then there was a tribute to the individuals effected by the tornados in Joplin, MO and Reading, KS. Finally, a moving tribute to the service members from Missouri and Kansas that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. A 21-gun salute and taps playing, it brought a tear to my eye.
Before the game started, Linda turned and said, “This has been quite a downer so far”. But the game was off and running before we knew it. Thanks to a few home runs and some nice plays, we were up 6-1 after the 2nd inning. However, the Angels worked their way back through the innings and then Soria gave up the save in the 9th inning with 3 runs, partly off a Torri Hunter home run. Oh well, the game was fun. The weather was nice. The company was perfect!