The Royals are going to play their 50th season in Kansas City in 2018, so fans should expect a heavy dose of nostalgia this year.
That was certainly the theme of this year’s “Super Bowl commercial,” an annual tradition in which the Royals release a video ahead of the biggest football game of the year.
Actor and Shawnee Mission West graduate Paul Rudd narrated the video, which opens with a shot of Municipal Stadium, where the Royals first played.
There is a nod to players and fans, including those who were around for the lean years.
“Here is to those who stuck around when it was hot or cold or raining. Even when the game — or the season — was out of reach,” Rudd said.
There is also a sweet nod to former manager Dick Howser. The 60-second spot will likely tug at the heartstrings of fans.
You can see the video above.