Sam Mellinger

Royals fans are showing their passion for team

Attendance at Kauffman Stadium is up 51 percent from this time last year, and the Royals are on pace to break the franchise attendance record of 2,477,700 set in 1989. “I'm not surprised, just because I know the passion of our fans,” general manager Dayton Moore says. “I notice it every day.”

Sam Mellinger

Royals got April started with gusto

The Royals collected nine ejections and five suspensions in the first three weeks. National media began calling them the Bad Boy Royals. A Cleveland pitcher watched the first game of the series against the Royals wearing boxing gloves. Entrepreneurial fans printed up “Straight Outta Kauffman” T-shirts. And, son of a gun, the Royals are wearing it well. They entered May with the best record in the American League.

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