Navin Vaswani is fulfilling a baseball fan's dream. He's visiting all 30 Major League parks.
Vaswani writes a Toronto-centric blog Sports and the City. His MLB tour recently reached Kauffman Stadium, and he left "astonished" by the park's beauty.
Vaswani, who shares content with the online version of The Globe and Mail newspaper, was mesmerized by the outfield fountains, though he had seen them on television a thousand times. Recalling a classic Seinfeld episode, Vaswani says "the fountains are real, and they really are spectacular."
Like many visitors who live in cities that are not allergic to public transit, Vaswani was stunned that he could not take a bus or train from his hotel to the stadium. He ended up hailing a taxi.
Vaswani suggested that Kansas City was living in medieval times, transit-wise.
Kansas City, Missouri, what's the deal? It's 2010. We're living in a day and age where metropolises everywhere are increasing public transit options in hopes of getting people out of their cars. And you've cancelled the bus route to your sports complex, which hosts thousands of people at least 88 times a year? Fail.Hard to argue with the man.