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Royals still hoping to sign a backup for Sluggerrr

Kansas City Royals mascot Slugerrr joined the celebration after game six of the World Series.
Kansas City Royals mascot Slugerrr joined the celebration after game six of the World Series. The Kansas City Star

The Royals have had a busy week.

If all the reports are true, they will have added Kendrys Morales, Edinson Volquez, Alex Rios and Kris Medlen all since Monday.

Whew.

But the work isn’t done. The Royals still have an opening for a backup ... mascot.

Yes, indeed, Sluggerrr has a backup. The team posted an opening for the job (Mascot Back-Up Performer), which you can find here.

Some of the highlights from the job listing:

▪ Will be required to perform at a designated number of appearances such as parades, hospital visits, school assemblies, charitable events, grand openings, conventions, and other events coordinated by the Kansas City Royals.

▪ Ability to be trained, coached, and critiqued to perform “in character.”

▪ Must be creative and understand non-verbal acting and communication.

▪ Must be in a physical state that allows you to perform under extreme conditions.

And, of course:

▪ Must posses a basic knowledge of Major League Baseball.

Yeah, that’d come in handy.

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/pgrathoff

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