The Sheboygan Crowns are
based on my brother, Shane Vandenburg.
One thing that Shane and I have in common is our love for the Kansas
City Royals baseball team. The vast
majority of our conversations revolve around the organization, and we try to
attend a game together every season.
Shane and I have always been very close.
Even though I often forced him to tag along with me wherever I was
going, we have had some memorable times together. One of the first times we attended a Royals
game we witnessed an inside the park home run and left with two dozen doughnuts
for the Royals twelve hits that a game (the majority were unwisely eaten on the
drive home). Most seasons ended in
disappointment, but all of our years of cheering for a team of failure have
made the 2014 World Series run that much more enjoyable. We hope there are many more seasons like this
to come. The number 50 is for Shane’s
high school football number.