Goodbye, Ball Star. Welcome to The K Zone.

A quick note about this blog, and its new identity:

Goodbye, Ball Star. Welcome to The K Zone.

Our overhauled name for The Star’s Royals blog is indicative of the ramped-up coverage we’ve got planned for the Royals in 2015.

Coming off a World Series season, fan interest in KC’s baseball club hasn’t been higher in a generation. Andy McCullough, our award-winning beat reporter for the Royals, will be posting here frequently to share insights both on and off the field.

We’ll also use this space to post daily Royals lineups, news updates and other information that Royals followers will find indispensable.

But that’s not all.

In coming weeks, we’ll also be launching a new dedicated Royals app called TRUE BLUE. This free app will be your one-stop source for everything Royals: all of The Star’s current Royals content, from stories, stats, blogs, photos and video, plus new features that you’ll only find on TRUE BLUE.

So stay tuned for more details, and get ready for another exciting season.

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Spring training is just a few weeks away.

JEFF ROSEN, Sports Editor