Opinion

When the Royals are at Kauffman Stadium, Wednesday is ‘Winsday’

Royals fans wanting to see a win when they go to The K might want to focus more on the day of the week rather than who the opponent is or who’s pitching.

Ink, The Star’s free weekly entertainment publication, puts on a local music showcase every Wednesday in the Outfield Experience at Kauffman Stadium an hour before the game starts.

Since the shows started in 2011, the Royals are 29-17 at home on Wednesdays, a .630 winning percentage, but 157-154 overall at home, just a .505 winning percentage, and 304-318 overall, a .489 winning percentage.

As the Royals have gotten better, so has their record on Wednesdays at home.

Year

Wednesdays @ the K

Home

Overall

2011

5-7

40-41

71-91

2012

8-5

37-44

72-90

2013

9-3

44-37

86-76

So far this season, the Royals are 76-61 overall, 37-32 at home and 7-2 at home on Wednesdays, with two more home games on Wednesdays to go.

Date

Band

Opponent

Result

April 9

Antennas up

Tampa Bay

W 7-3

April 30

Gracie Schram

Toronto

W 4-2

May 21

Not A Planet

Chi. White Sox

W 3-1

May 28

Bears & Company

Houston

L 9-3

June 11

Scruffy & the Janitors

Cleveland

W 4-1

June 25

Grand Marquis

LA Dodgers

L 5-4

July 30

Katy Guillen & the Girls

Twins

W 3-2

Aug. 13

Hearts of Darkness

A’s

W 3-0

Aug. 27

Flannigan’s Right Hook

Twins

W 6-1

Sept. 3

Victor & Penny

Rangers

 

Sept. 17

Grisly Hand

Chi. White Sox

 

Up next is Victor & Penny, which describe their style as Pop: 20s/30s style jazz with a modern twist.

We know correspondence isn’t correlation, but just in case the Royals make the playoffs and play at home on a Wednesday, Dayton Moore might want to head down to the RecordBar and commandeer a local band or two.

To reach Jason McKee, call 816-234-4378 or send email to jmckee@kcstar.com.

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