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There is a reason why Kim Wexler is wearing a Royals shirt on ‘Better Call Saul’

On “Better Call Saul,” lawyer Kim Wexler is a Royals fan ... who lives in New Mexico.
On “Better Call Saul,” lawyer Kim Wexler is a Royals fan ... who lives in New Mexico.

There aren’t many better mash-ups between sports and television than this.

On “Better Call Saul,” the prequel to the best TV drama of all-time, “Breaking Bad,” there is a character named Kim Wexler. She is friends (with benefits, it seems) with Saul Goodman (aka Jimmy McGill).

In season two of “Better Call Saul,” Wexler was spotted in a Royals T-shirt and it didn’t go unnoticed on social media.

The show is set in 2002 (when the Royals went 62-100 and Neifi Perez was the starting shortstop), so this isn’t a matter of the producers jumping on the bandwagon. Besides, the series takes place in Albuquerque, N.M.

We reached out to a source with AMC, which broadcasts the show, and were told that the T-shirt was was “a choice made with thought and intention.”

That was as much as they would give us, because they don’t want to divulge too much.

If you watched “Breaking Bad,” then you know that every detail of the show is well thought out.

So, let’s hear it. Anyone got a theory on why Kim Wexler is wearing that shirt? Here’s one thought: Since we know Saul ends up in Omaha, maybe she’s from Nebraska and is a Royals fan. Perhaps she runs into him at that Cinnabon at some point in the future.

Or maybe she has a crush on Mike Sweeney — he hit .340 in 2002.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC

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