Good morning, St. Louis, and good morning, Insiders.
It may have been obscure, but if you recall back to the previous edition of Good Morning, St. Louis, there are several rooms that you don’t want to draw at this hotel:
1) Metallic Clanging Flagpole Room
2) Vibrating Room Above Ventilation Equipment
3) Bright Lights, Big City Room
As you can see from the lead photo, the flagpole is directly outside this room, and thankfully, the hotel has addressed the cacophonous clanging of grommets against metal. But this room does face directly out to the vividly lit parking structure, which I’m pretty sure you can see from space. There are also floodlights that illuminate the facade of the hotel, which make this The Room Of Perpetual Daylight. Unfortunately, we have drawn Bright Lights, Big City Room.
I don’t mean to dismiss our wonderful and easy travel that I don’t have to pay for. But if there’s anything that sportswriters love talking about other than Bruce Springsteen, it’s the ins and outs of transit and the peculiarities of visiting other cities and hotels around the league. This will all be revealed in my mid-summer Travel Corsi Ratings that will assign a detailed rating to each Western Conference city.
Speaking of Bruce, The River Tour hits L.A. for three dates, all of which coincide with Kings home games. /sad emoji
The Kings don’t practice until 2:00 p.m. local time. I’ll have Waking up with the Kings up in an hour or so, but other than a practice report and any theoretical transactions that could take place, I’m trying to avoid a busy, go-go-go day after working through the recovery day a few days ago and having to take care of some personal items that tend to get shoved aside during a two-week trip. OK, enough of my life story. More to come, Insiders…