Inside the manager’s office at Kauffman Stadium
The visiting manager’s office at Kauffman Stadium is something like a trip down memory lane. Besides the fact that the clubhouse is decorated with all sorts of beer paraphernalia – the digital clock that tells the Yankees to hit the field is on Michelob Time – the walls of Joe Girardi’s office for the next two games have a few relics of days gone by.
Hovering right over Girardi’s desk is a framed commemorative poster from the 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto, as well as one from the 1990 Midsummer Classic at Wrigley Field. Besides the fact that they’re nearly two decades old, the posters are something of foreshadowing for the summer to come in New York. If these items are still displayed prominently, can you imagine what will be around from the final Yankee Stadium season in, say, 2026?
The office also has two very large prints of 33-cent postage stamps (remember those?) depicting Satchel Paige and Roberto Clemente. Those, also, are very nice and would be a suitable addition to any baseball office or library. It’s a nice day in Kansas City and, though I have to postpone checking out the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum until at least tomorrow, I’ll be grabbing some Arthur Bryant’s barbecue before heading over to the Big K. See you all there.