The Royals are going to play their 50th season in Kansas City in 2018, so fans should expect a heavy dose of nostalgia this year.
That was certainly the theme of this year’s “Super Bowl commercial,” an annual tradition in which the Royals release a video ahead of the biggest football game of the year.
Actor and Shawnee Mission West graduate Paul Rudd narrated the video, which opens with a shot of Municipal Stadium, where the Royals first played.
There is a nod to players and fans, including those who were around for the lean years.
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“Here is to those who stuck around when it was hot or cold or raining. Even when the game — or the season — was out of reach,” Rudd said.
There is also a sweet nod to former manager Dick Howser. The 60-second spot will likely tug at the heartstrings of fans.
You can see the video above.