You’d think that baseball fans would remember that the Royals are the defending World Series champions.
On Tuesday, the first round of vote totals for the All-Star Game were released. Three Royals are currently in line to start: Three-time Gold Glove winner Eric Hosmer, ALCS MVP finalist Lorenzo Cain and three-time Gold Glove winner Salvador Perez.
That doesn’t seem too outrageous, right?
But what seemed to really irk fans outside of KC is that four Royals were in second place: Kendrys Morales, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas and Omar Infante. The latter was a particular source of angst.
CBS Sports, Fox and Yahoo Sports all wrote articles with headlines that said Royals fans were stuffing the ballot box. That was the claim a year ago when at one point eight Royals were in line to start the Midsummer Classic.
There were some people seriously upset about all of this: