KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Getting sick during Tuesday’s Royals rally turned out to be a good thing for one lucky fan. She ended up getting to meet several of the players.
Despite the uncomfortable circumstances, Anisa Bolen will never forget her royal encounter. No doubt, hundreds of thousands of fans got butterflies during Tuesday’s parade and rally. It was more than butterflies that had Bolen needing to be escorted to the Union Station’s bathroom by police.
“It was so many people. I was so hot. I got nauseous really fast, and I had to go to the bathroom,” said Bolen.
Just as she was coming out, so were several players she wanted to meet.
“Somehow I got stuck and lost in the middle of the crowd with their wives and their families,” said Bolen.
The shy, young college student was a bit nervous to approach them, and a little worried about getting caught because it was a restricted access area. However, she knew it was then, or never.
“Go with your gut feeling. If you want to do it, do it. It’s a once in a lifetime thing. They can kick you out. They might not, so hey, just do it,” said Bolen.
She didn’t get caught, and actually got pictures with the team’s trophy and several of the players.
There was one player she liked posing with a little more than Volquez.
“Hey Dyson, what’s up? I was like, 'oh my gosh!' I was really excited and I was like, oh my face was red. I was blushing, and I was like um! Okay!"
Bolen said she was impressed that the players were so kind, and made time for her even though she could tell they were tired. She said Lorenzo Cain was changing his kid’s diaper when she first approached, and he still made time to snap a shot with her.