For Pete's Sake

KSHB meteorlogist Gary Lezak keeps pledge to paint head blue after Royals’ win

KSHB (Ch. 41) meteorologist Gary Lezak.
KSHB (Ch. 41) meteorologist Gary Lezak.

During the Royals’ game on Tuesday night, KSHB (Channel 41) meteorologist Gary Lezak was on the CrownVision board at Kauffman Stadium and he made a pledge.

Lezak promised to paint his head blue if the Royals won the game.

Royals closer Kelvin Herrera had given up a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, so Detroit had a 3-2 lead and it looked like Lezak was safe. But the Royals rallied behind Alcides Escobar, Brandon Moss and Alex Gordon.

So on Thursday, during KSHB’s news at 6:30 p.m., Lezak let sports director Mick Shaffer and anchor Rhiannon Ally turn his head blue.

“It’s been the best part of my career so far,” Schaffer cracked as he painted.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff