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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

rooting for the royals

Our town is giddy. Everyone everywhere is in love with each other. It's a party. Last night Eddie and I went to the game. It was a blast.

No one can believe the Royals have come this far. The post-season magic is making us all feel like there is hope in the world. Believe in yourself! Dream big! Work hard and you'll succeed! Be nice and respectful and you'll gain many friends! Teamwork is the key! Shake off the bumps in the road! Love one another! Put your ego away and work wonders together!

I love that baseball can make people feel this way. Lord knows we can all use a dose of optimism, joy and fun these days.

It's so cool that America seems to have caught on to the scrappy, wide-eyed, playful, determined and tremendously talented guys that make up the Kansas City Royals.

In honor of the team, I'm posting a portrait I recently made of little Theo, a very young but very devoted Royals fan. His parents grandparents and great grandparents are all baseball nuts. He already watches the game highlights in the morning before he heads off to pre-school, and he sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (inserting "Royals" at just the right place, even though he lives in Cardinal territory) with glee.

Go Blue!

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