This month’s roundup starts with a lot of Royals pitcher Danny Duffy, who has been sidelined since late May with a Grade 1 oblique strain, but has been very much active on social media. Duffy has made two rehab starts at Class AAA Omaha and is expected to rejoin the Royals after the All-Star Game.
Also included is Sydney Leroux reacting to husband Dom Dwyer making the U.S. men’s national soccer team, Royals closer Kelvin Herrera remembering former teammate Yordano Ventura, Derrick Johnson and Bubba March-Lillard picking their all-time top five NBA players and Bennie Logan flying next to an unleashed cat on American Airlines.
1. Danny Duffy tweets a storm after Royals walk-off against Blue Jays
Duffy didn’t pitch a big-league game this month, but he keeps a close eye on his teammates and isn’t afraid to be vocal when they’re on a winning streak. Heading into Friday’s game against the Twins, the Royals are 16-9 and have had two walk-off wins in June.
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2. Sydney Leroux reacts to Dom Dwyer making men’s national soccer team
Leroux, a World Cup title and Olympic gold medal winner for the U.S. women’s national team, expressed joy on Instagram and Twitter for her husband Dom Dwyer after he was named to the U.S. men’s national team’s preliminary roster for the Gold Cup. Dwyer plays for Sporting Kansas City.
3. Kelvin Herrera pays tribute to Yordano Ventura
Herrera honored Ventura on June 3, which would’ve been “Ace’s” 26th birthday. Herrera posted this throwback that includes himself, Ventura and former Royals pitcher Edison Volquez.
4. Duffy flashes World Series ring to Twitter troll
Duffy loves his social media and doesn’t shy away from responding to fans. Or in this case, haters.
5. Bennie Logan freaks out flying next to a cat
A handful of athletes aren’t comfortable flying. Pair that with flying next to an unleashed cat? You get new Chiefs defensive tackle Bennie Logan and several “shaking my head” emojis.
6. Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson flames Bubba March-Lillard’s all-time top five NBA list
March-Lillard has got some major love for Nick Van Exel and Boobie (*Boogie) Cousins. But his squad may be overmatched against Johnson’s power lineup of Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Lebron James and Shaquille O’Neal.
7. D.J. Alexander’s wife gives birth to new son, a “future linebacker”
Chiefs linebacker Alexander and his wife, Sam gave birth to their first son, Kai James on June 19 — a day after Father’s Day.
8. Does speedster Tyreek Hill think Chiefs’ wideouts are fastest in NFL?
Hill is expected to be Kansas City’s No. 1 receiving option this season after the Chiefs cut Jeremy Maclin. Hill had a breakout rookie season in which he returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns. Here, Hill offers a one-emoji response to the question: Which NFL team would have the fastest 4-by-100 team?
9. Gym worker gives Parker Ehinger death stare while playing with fidget spinner
Ehinger returned to his hometown Rockford, Mich., following Chiefs minicamp, and of course he couldn’t stay away from the gym. Chiefs fans can only hope the 6-6, 310-pound offensive lineman wasn’t phased by the fidget spinner.
10. Dining with Drew
Royals catcher Drew Butera paired with KC Star’s Lee Judge to create a new show, where the pair could talk baseball while visiting some of their favorite restaurants. Find out some of Butera’s superstitions and his favorite dishes in this episode: