On March 24, 2020, Kansas City became subject to a Stay-At-Home order issued by Mayor Quinton Lucas. The order was in force until May 15, 2020.
Each morning of the order, Kansas City Star sportswriter Vahe Gregorian tweeted a theme song to start the day. Continue reading
This is Day 63 of our self-quarantine (started St. Patrick’s Day, March 17). But we are no longer under Kansas City’s Stay-At-Home order which expired last Friday.
Going to stay at home anyway – we didn’t get any younger since this started and so remain in a high-risk category. I recommend an excellent primer on measuring risk for your activities – click here (but read your Hot Stove first and then come back to this). The good news – walking outside is virtually risk free. Whatever we do, let’s be careful out there (as Sgt. Esterhaus would say). Continue reading
This is Day 56 of our self-quarantine and Day 49 of KC’s Stay-At-Home order (currently set to end this coming Friday on May 15).
As of last Friday, I was working on some Royals nostalgia for this Hot Stove edition. On Saturday morning, Joe Downs gave me the news that Little Richard had died. So I made a pivot. Continue reading
This is Day 49 of our self-quarantine and Day 42 of KC’s Stay-At-Home order (currently set to end on May 15).
If the baseball season had proceeded as planned this year, all MLB players would have worn #42 on April 15 – the 73rd anniversary of the date Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball.
This is Day 42 of our self-quarantine and Day 35 of KC’s Stay-At-Home order (currently set to end on May 15).
Dishwasher Pod update. The mystery has been solved. The woman in the red car who left us the two tubs of dishwasher pods has admitted to her good deed. But the admission was “off the record,” and so Hot Stove will not reveal the source. Continue reading
This is Day 35 of our self-quarantine and Day 28 of KC’s Stay-At-Home order (now extended to May 15).
The title of this post was suggested by Jim Fitzpatrick. With no games being played, we are in a “lukewarm” world – not a hot stove to sit around in the winter to talk baseball, nor a hot summer day at the ball park for a game. Continue reading
This is Day 28 of our self-quarantine and Day 21 of KC’s Stay-At-Home order.
And another day of no baseball. I checked in yesterday with Royals owner John Sherman – it was his birthday (more on that later in this post). He sent back a message for Royals fans out in Hot Stove land: Continue reading
This is Day 21 of our self-quarantine and Day 14 of KC’s Stay-At-Home order.
Skip Quimby tells me that for folks like us (i.e., over 70), it’s the new “aging in place.”
As for my intent to discontinue the day-by-day banter, I have failed. Blame Peggy Zilm. She likes it. Continue reading
Welcome to Hot Stove #125, just two days after Hot Stove #124.
What? You haven’t yet finished #124? Don’t worry… Continue reading
Rita and I are now at Day 14 of our…
Self-Isolation? Self-Quarantine? Social Distancing on Steroids. Shelter-in-Place. Chris Shanklin sent another idea from Naples (Florida, not Italy). House Arrest.
As of March 24, Mayor Quinton Lucas defined our current legal status. He issued a “Stay-At-Home” order for Kansas City and was joined by the surrounding counties. Continue reading