The calls and texts of congratulations rolled in from Ned Yost’s friends. Bobby Cox, Jeff Foxworthy, Clint Bowyer, all happy that Yost became the Royals’ career leader in victories with Thursday night’s victory over the Brewers.
Yost warmly accepted the calls and couldn’t wait to get back to baseball.
“I don’t enjoy the attention,” Yost said before Friday’s series opener against the Red Sox. “I like it when the attention is focused on them. Not on me. I’m glad it’s over, I’m glad we’re done with it, and let’s go out and try to break the record again tonight.”
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Yost brought 411 Royals victories into the Red Sox game, one more than Whitey Herzog.
Later, Yost offered another glimpse into his soul when asked about the inquisitive nature of pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.
“Tremendous personality,” Yost said. “He likes people. He likes meeting people, he likes talking to people.
“He’s kind of like the polar opposite of me.”