Being on the field with Jeremy Affeldt at AT&T Park for his retirement ceremony two weeks ago was a dream. Well the dream continues...
Yesterday, I got word from the Kansas City Royals that they are honoring me at tonight's Game 5 ALDS against the Houston Astros. They are providing tickets for my immediate family and I will be sitting in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat.
The Buck O'Neil Legacy seat is behind home plate, just down from where I sat with my father for the last time at a Royals game a few days before he died. I know my father would be really proud of what's happening.
When I graduated from High School in 1975 I started working for Kansas City Youth for Christ (now Youthfront) while going to college. I never left. I'm coming up on my 37th Anniversary of ministry here at Youthfront.
My first full-time assignment was to promote our Johnny Cash Super Rally. Unfortunately, I didn't fully appreciate, at the time, how awesome it was to be in Johnny Cash's presence. I was actually more impressed to be on the field of Arrowhead Stadium. Now I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan. Today I noticed this on a Johnny Cash collector fan page.
Way too cool. These tickets are selling for $35. It's time to look through our archives. Anyway, Youthfront recently celebrated its 69th Anniversary. I will be writing more about that in the days ahead.
As I approach my 55th Birthday on Saturday, I thought I would expose a little know fact about me for those whom I've only come to know in the last decade. Here is a picture from an article of me and Randy Shepard, my associate, from our days as TV Football Announcer. The thing I wanted you to know is not that I was a TV Football Announcer but that I really used to have an amazing head of hair. I'm the character on the left and yes, Randy on the right had an even better head of hair.
At the first of the year Youthfront staffer Kelsey Fuller reluctantly resigned from her position to "go to graduate school." Kelsey was pretty emotional in her departure. However, instead of starting her graduate program she postponed her academic pursuit and mysteriously disappeared from civilization for a couple of months.
She returned in a shroud of secrecy.
Now we know that Kelsey and her two sisters are featured as one of the teams in the new ABC reality show Expedition Impossible premiering June 23rd. The show's Executive Producer Mark Burnett, is also Producer of Survivor and The Apprentice
Kelsey's team includes her sisters Mackenzie and Lindsey. We are happy she's back but she won't tell us how she did. Of course, they will bury her alive if she talks too much, something that is a real challenge for our Kelsey. This will definitely make for some great Youthfront Watch Parties.
Here is the trailer for the show. Kelsey is the one who declares that her teammates are not only sisters but best-friends. GO TEAM KANSAS!!!