Everything about Kansas City and Royals baseball seems enchanted and magical. Everything you think cannot happen actually happens.
We come back; we never quit. When you hear it’s just a business and players only play for the money, it’s easy to forget that it is mostly grown-up kids who actually play the game — for the love of the game and their teammates.
So, here is to Alex Gordon, the Royals, the Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, our fountains, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City barbecue, our jazz scene, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Crossroads, the Plaza lights, Mayor Sly James, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis, the Harriman-Jewell Series, cheap movie tickets, Union Station and Blue Wave Nation, Boulevard beer and The Roasterie coffee, Hallmark, Liberty Memorial, Crown Center, Sprint Center and First Friday.
Here’s also to Waldo and Brookside, Kansas City Young Audiences, Baldwin jeans, the Arabia Steamboat Museum, Stroud’s, George Brett, Len Dawson, Ernest Hemingway, great schools, little traffic, the American Royal and life in what is becoming the greatest city on earth.
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Jim Dunn attended William Jewell College. He taught at Liberty High School and then became the district’s director of communication services. He now works as a communications consultant. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children and one grandchild, Isabelle.