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Royals to wear all-white uniforms for Players’ Weekend and ‘Scoots McGoots’ may pitch

Autographed shoes part of Drew Butera’s Royals uniform

Kansas City Royals catcher chose to have young hospital patients autograph his shoes that he will wear the next three days during Players Weekend at Kauffman Stadium.
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Kansas City Royals catcher chose to have young hospital patients autograph his shoes that he will wear the next three days during Players Weekend at Kauffman Stadium.

This year’s Players’ Weekend will be one to remember. Whether it’s for good or bad reasons remains to be seen.

The Royals will be wearing all-white uniforms for their three-game series in Cleveland on Aug. 23-25. The Indians will be in all-black, because, well, those will be the only colors all weekend.

Yahoo Sports reported “making the new uniforms monochromatic was done to draw more attention to the custom equipment and accessories designed by the players.”

Those items, according to Major League Baseball, include bats, spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher’s equipment.

Yahoo also noted that players will be allowed to use their smart devices on the field or dugout until the national anthem is played.

The Royals tweeted a photo of second baseman Whit Merrifield in the all-whites and he is keeping “Whitley” as his nameplate:

The Royals shared this list of the other nicknames and Adalberto Mondesi will pay tribute to the late Yordano Ventura by having his nameplate be “Ace.” Royals pitcher Scott Barlow will be using “Scoots McGoots.”

Here are some of the names, via Major League Baseball:

Here are the rest of the Royals’ names:

Humberto Arteaga: “ARTY”

Cheslor Cuthbert: “ISLAND BOY”

Hunter Dozier: “BULLDOZ”

Danny Duffy: “GORDO”

Cam Gallagher: “GALLY”

Alex Gordon: “DUFFMAN”

Billy Hamilton: “BONE”

Tim Hill: “TIM JIM”

Jakob Junis: “JUNE BUG”

Brad Keller: “YELDARB”

Ian Kennedy: “E”

Jorge Lopez: “EL PICHU”

Nicky Lopez: “SHORTS”

Richard Lovelady: “LOVE”

Kevin McCarthy: “MAC”

Mike Montgomery: “MONTY”

Ryan O’Hearn: “BROHEARN”

Salvador Perez: “EL NIÑO”

Jorge Soler: “EL CRUDO”

Glenn Sparkman: “SPARKY”

Bubba Starling: “BUBS”

Josh Staumont: “STAUMONT”

Meibrys Viloria: “EL FRESCO”

Kyle Zimmer: “ZIM”

Former Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain’s nameplate will be “Three Kid$.”

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