Remember this day, Royals fans. The Royals are on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated, which can mean many things. One, they’re jinxed. You’ve heard about the SI jinx, right? Two, it’s the start of a new chapter in Royals history.
Aaron Brooks, Michael Mariot and Johnny Giovatella are among a group of players who could be removed from 40-man roster to make room for others who would be used to help the Kansas City Royals make a playoff push.
In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Jessica McCoy says: “I might have done something stupid, but I’m not a bad person.” A year ago, she ventured into a fountain at Kauffman Stadium during a Royals game and garnered national attention for the wrong reason.
The Kansas City Royals’ players-only meeting occurred three weeks ago in Chicago. What was said in the clubhouse — veteran and newcomer Raul Ibañez did much of the talking, according to players — continues to resonate with the team. The Royals are 16-3 since the meeting entering Tuesday’s game against the A’s at Kauffman Stadium.
Jason Adam, the former Blue Valley Northwest pitcher, was traded by the Royals to the Twins as part of the Josh Willingham deal. Adam said he was surprised by the move, but his goal of pitching in the majors is still alive and well.