Royals attendance is up, even as Ned Yost’s comments touch a nerve with fans

Comments by Royals manager Ned Yost critical of Tuesday’s poor attendance at Kauffman Stadium touched a nerve with Kansas City baseball fans, who, at 28 years, are suffering through the longest postseason drought in any of the four major North American sports. Others agreed with Yost as Kansas City’s credibility as a baseball town was questioned, even if attendance, on average, is up compared to last season and on pace for the club’s best since 1994.

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