Kansas City Royals players and coaches joined All-Star manager Ned Yost on the field with their 2015 All-Star jerseys before Saturday’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
In Sunday’s paper, The Kansas City Star published a special section ahead of Tuesday’s All-Star Game and it had a number of stories that will get you ready for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the paper, here are the stories you’ll want to read.
▪ ALEX GORDON is the best Royal since George Brett, writes Sam Mellinger.
▪ WADE DAVIS transformed himself into one of the best relief pitchers in baseball by continuing to sharpen his mind and body, writes Andy McCullough
▪ SALVADOR PEREZ’s combination of play and playfulness make him a revered Royal, writes Vahe Gregorian
▪ LORENZO CAIN has his eye on winning a Gold Glove, writes Sam Mellinger
▪ NED YOST is in the All-Star Game to win it, writes Blair Kerkhoff
▪ KELVIN HERRERA stands tall on the mound for the Royals, writes Andy McCullough
▪ ALCIDES ESCOBAR has brought stability to shortstop, a position that has troubled the Royals for years, writes Blair Kerkhoff
▪ MIKE MOUSTAKAS is the people’s choice as he was chosen as the American League’s final All-Star, writes Jeff Rosen
▪ SEVEN ALL-STARS is a testament to the incredible turnaround of a long-slumbering franchise and its victory-starved fan base, writes Vahe Gregorian
▪ BO JACKSON’S home run in the 1989 All-Star Game is one of the top moments in Royals’ All-Star Game history, writes Blair Kerkhoff
▪ The 1982 Royals tied a team record with five All-Stars. That record is done, but here's a look back at that 1982 team from Pete Grathoff