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OldRomanPizza
01-18-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey folks,

Not the type to start threads but some good friends and I have decided to see our Sox in KC this May and I would be indebted to anyone offering up their experiences and opinions of KC as it relates to baseball and things Sox fans would like doing in KC.

Thanks!

SephClone89
01-18-2010, 01:48 PM
Never been there, but how about the Negro Leagues HOF and Museum?

Jaysox
01-18-2010, 01:55 PM
Hey folks,

Not the type to start threads but some good friends and I have decided to see our Sox in KC this May and I would be indebted to anyone offering up their experiences and opinions of KC as it relates to baseball and things Sox fans would like doing in KC.

Thanks!

Been there 3 times myself as I moved to Missouri a few years ago. Great ballpark! Especially since they added more to the park. The food at the park isn't that great, in fact, the food I had at the Barons games when I lived in Birmingham were 10x better. No, I'm not joking! The parking lot is right by the stadium so it's not an issue trying to find a place to park.

My only suggestion is to pick a date where Freddy isn't pitching. My dad and I went to see the sox 2 times in 06'. Both times Freddy was on the mound. Freddy got hammered both times and the game lasted FOREVER! That's when our team was falling apart towards the end of the season. My dad and I got mocked all the way to the car. I still remember passing one KC fan who said "Boy! Those pale hose sure are hurtin' now!" What sucked was he was right.

Anyways! If you like BBQ, KC has some of the best like Arthur Bryants and Gates BBQ. Also, If you're looking for somewhere to walk around and just relax, you should check out the Country Club Plaza.


http://www.gatesbbq.com/
http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
http://www.countryclubplaza.com/


Hope that helps you a little bit!

Frater Perdurabo
01-18-2010, 02:24 PM
Never been there, but how about the Negro Leagues HOF and Museum?

If you like BBQ, KC has some of the best like Arthur Bryants and Gates BBQ. Also, If you're looking for somewhere to walk around and just relax, you should check out the Country Club Plaza.

http://www.gatesbbq.com/
http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
http://www.countryclubplaza.com/


Arthur Bryants is just down the street from the Negro League Museum (http://www.nlbm.com/), which itself shares a building with the American Jazz Museum (http://www.americanjazzmuseum.com/SiteResources/Data/Templates/t1.asp?docid=612&DocName=Home).

johnnyg83
01-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Here's my standard "coming to KC" post.

I've lived here in KC for almost 10 years .. .after 30 on the North Side. I love it here. I don't know if I'd want to be in my 20s and single here, but it's a great place to raise a family.

KC is a great and very fun town, despite its cowtown rep.

1. Power and Light District ... open air block across from the new Sprint Arena downtown loaded with bars and restaurants.

2. WWI Liberty monument. One of the best war memorials I've ever been to.

3. THE Peanut 50th and Main. A dive bar off the Country Club Plaza. The best BLT sandwich you'll ever have. THE BEST. Unbelievable chicken wings too.

4. The Country Club Plaza or just "Plaza" Lots of bars and restaurants and shopping.

5. New AMC "Main Street" theatre downtown. AMC is headquarted here and it's their flagship theatre.

6. BBQ of course. Gates, Bryants are good. Oklahoma Joe's is in an old gas station and worth the trip. Jackstack near the train station is also great ... amazing beans.

7. You can almost always see the visiting-team ballplayers in the lobby bar in the Intercontinental off the Plaza. I can't imagine another city where you can get closer access to the players.

8. Nelson Atkins museum -- recently expanded cool museum, if you're into it.

9. 18th & Vine/Jazz Museum/Negro Baseball Hall of Fame. They also have a whole block nearby of fake house fronts that Robert Altman constructed for the not-so-good movie Kansas City.

10. Kaufmann is 20 minutes from the Plaza -- 10-15 from Downtown. Even in traffic/

11. No real public transportation. There is a bus that runs between Plaza and Kaufmann on game nights/days.

12. River Market - some good restaurants and bars.
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OldRomanPizza
01-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Awesome...some great advice on here so far!

Looking at Country Club Plaza but I don't know if thats the best place for a bunch of 20 somethings who still like to stay out late and party. Then again, there will be some wives and girlfriends going so perhaps that might not be a bad place after all.

Thanks!!

johnnyg83
01-19-2010, 12:33 PM
I'd bet you'd prefer the Plaza ... lots more shopping then downtown.

There's a decent Sheraton in the Plaza and a Marriott just up the hill from it. Then the Intercontinental (where the players stay) and a boutique hotel called The Raphael across the creek from the Plaza.

MaggPipes
01-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Eat at Haywards. It is a BBQ place, burnt end tips are amazing. It is south on 435 a ways from the ball park, but definitely worth the trip.

ba3426
01-19-2010, 05:00 PM
All this talk of bbq is killing me. Spent 9 months in KC a few years ago. Absolutely can't go wrong with Oklahoma Joe's, Gate's, or Hayward's. Jackstack is also pretty good, but I prefer the others. I can do without Bryant's. Although I haven't been to the area, as it wasn't much when I was there, I hear the Power and Light District is fun.

This is making me think of doing the same thing.

chisoxfanatic
01-19-2010, 05:28 PM
Get to the ballpark when the gates open. You'll want to spend some quality time taking photos and just taking in the wonderfulness that is Kaufman Stadium. It's a gorgeous place.

I'd suggest eating at George Brett's restaurant, which is in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood. The entire Plaza is reminiscent of downtown Naperville.

http://kansas.city.diningguide.com/data/d100627.htm

chisoxfanatic
01-19-2010, 05:34 PM
My only suggestion is to pick a date where Freddy isn't pitching. My dad and I went to see the sox 2 times in 06'. Both times Freddy was on the mound. Freddy got hammered both times and the game lasted FOREVER! That's when our team was falling apart towards the end of the season. My dad and I got mocked all the way to the car. I still remember passing one KC fan who said "Boy! Those pale hose sure are hurtin' now!" What sucked was he was right.
Haha! I'd say that KC fans are pretty tame, however. I went to a Saturday and Sunday game in a series a few years ago, and the Sox lost the Friday night game...When I was walking into the ballpark, the ticket taker saw my Sox gear and asked me if I was "coming for more abuse." I thought it was a little funny, and nothing else was said...It was great that the Sox won both of the games I went to.

There was a lady on the Royals Flyer (bus) who gave us some great information about KC. She was a season ticket holder who rode that bus to every game. What was cool was that she taught at Joe Crede's middle school when he was in attendance, so we had some time to chat about Crede.

johnnyg83
01-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Get to the ballpark when the gates open. You'll want to spend some quality time taking photos and just taking in the wonderfulness that is Kaufman Stadium. It's a gorgeous place.

I'd suggest eating at George Brett's restaurant, which is in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood. The entire Plaza is reminiscent of downtown Naperville.

http://kansas.city.diningguide.com/data/d100627.htm

George Brett's closed about a year ago.