Grudzielanek happy to make Kansas City his home

Originally Published: September 19, 2007
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This time of year, Mark Grudzielanek wouldn't be able to walk down the street. He'd hear shouts of "Grudzie!" and "We love you!" and would have to stop. Ah, Chicago. The memories still warm Grudzielanek's heart.

But today, it is just past lunch hour on the Plaza, and the only warmth Grudzielanek is getting is from a grande java in a paper cup. He's sinking in a comfy chair at Starbucks, reading the paper as businessmen and shoppers and women with perfectly manicured ...

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