KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dozens of blind and visually impaired kids were treated to a behind-the-scenes experience at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. The experience provided them with new insight to the game.
They arrived at Kauffman, decked out in blue, just like thousands of other Royals fans. But their trip to the ballpark changed as soon as they stepped inside the Royals Hall of Fame.
Radio broadcaster Denny Matthews gave them the royal treatment.
Then the group literally traced baseball history here in KC. From bats to bases to Royals gear, they received a hands-on experience that helped explain the game of baseball.
“We've gotten to see a lot of the cool stuff that they use. Not the players playing now, but the past and it's really cool,” said Abby Burton.
The tour is for young Royals fans ages 12 to 18. They even got the chance to feel the Royals ALCS ring that members of the Royals have for winning last year's American League pennant.