What a week for sports in Kansas City.
It may seem like spring-training weather out there, but if you’re a baseball fan, this is one of the best weeks of the year to be in Kansas City.
First up, the Kansas City Royals will play the Cleveland Indians for a two-game set starting tonight at Kauffman Stadium, and then Texas comes for two games. The dreaded Cardinals then will make the trek from St. Louis for a weekend series.
KC Royals Charities will partner with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to play host to a series of concourse auctions during the homestand. Proceeds from the auctions, featuring memorabilia from current and former big-leaguers, will benefit Royals Charities and youth baseball clinics for kids. Auctions will be held daily Thursday through Sunday.
The T-Bones will be in action, too. They start the home portion of their schedule Tuesday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Western Wyandotte County against the Gary SouthShore RailCats for a three-game set. For the first game, the team will be giving away T-Bones T-shirts to the first 2,000 fans, and the first 5,000 will receive a magnet schedule. After that series, the Grand Prairie AirHogs will be in KCK on Friday for three games.
TALKING BASEBALL: National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson will speak at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.; this event is exclusive to museum members, though you can join at the museum; www.nlbm.com.
High School Baseball Action: Bubba Starling and the Gardner Trailblazers head to Pittsburgh, KS. for regional Kansas 5A baseball action. Why is that important? Bubba, a high school baseball player, is projected to be one of the top draftees in this years MLB draft. Many channels of the media will be at the game including ESPN. Rumors are circling Gardner that Scott Boras, MLB sports agent, will be in Gardner, Kansas and Pittsburgh, KS. today.
RUGBY MATCH: The Kansas City Blues will play host to the Rumney Welsh Rugby Club at 7 p.m. at Sporting Kansas City’s Swope Park practice facility; admission is $5; www.kcblues.org.
FRANK HAITH RECEPTION: The Kansas City Tiger Club and Mizzou Alumni Kansas City chapter will play host to a reception for new men’s basketball coach Frank Haith at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Road, from 5 to 7 p.m.; athletic director Mike Alden also will be in attendance.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Overland Park Kiwanis Club golf tournament is at the Deer Creek Golf Course, 7000 W. 133rd St., in Overland Park; for more information, contact Cynthia Sdano at email@example.com.
LAXAPALOOZA: The Laxapalooza day of lacrosse will be held at Lee’s Summit High School, 400 Southeast Blue Parkway, and will include games that showcase boys and girls high school lacrosse; the games are from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the cost is $3; firstname.lastname@example.org. MIND, BODY & SOUL CLASSIC: The Mind, Body and Soul 5K is at Roe Park in Overland Park at 9 a.m.; www.sportkc.org.
YOUTH SOCCER: The Northeast Alliance, a partnership among the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, James Elementary, Mattie Rhodes Center, the Whatsoever Center and the Parks and Recreation Department, will be holding soccer activities this spring; a kickoff will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Blue Valley Park, 23rd and Topping.
TOUR DE BREW: A bicycle tour of Kansas City’s breweries will start at 7 a.m. at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester in Kansas City; there are 15-, 30- and 62-mile routes; tourdebrewkc.com.
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