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New Royals billboard is up: And Sal Perez is on it

Workers finish installation of the Royals’ 2016 billboard featuring catcher Salvador Perez’s water cooler and the slogan “Forever Royal” at the northeast corner of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Road.
Workers finish installation of the Royals’ 2016 billboard featuring catcher Salvador Perez’s water cooler and the slogan “Forever Royal” at the northeast corner of Southwest Trafficway and Westport Road. kmyers@kcstar.com

UPDATE: The Royals' new billboard does, in fact, feature Sal Perez.

If there are two things that Royals fans can agree on, it’s this:

1. They are the best team in baseball (2015 World Series champs, right?)

2. They know how to do some cool billboards

In 2013, there was the James Shields/Salvador Perez dual billboards across I-35. The next year was the Alex Gordon billboard that appeared torn as he was sliding. Last year, it was Jarrod Dyson’s glowing feet that had burned up the sign.

By noon on Monday, we should see the latest creation.

The Royals teased fans on Sunday:

Unlike the previous three billboards, this one won’t be visible on I-35. It’s going up in Westport.

Some fans think the billboard will feature catcher Salvador Perez’s water cooler.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore spoke about the team's off-season and acquiring pitchers Ian Kennedy and Joakim Soria for the 2016 roster.

Royals manager Ned Yost spoke about his spring training plans for the team and coming off a World Series championship.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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