Ned Yost says Royals leading All-Star balloting deserve to be there
You’d think that baseball fans would remember that the Royals are the defending World Series champions.
On Tuesday, the first round of vote totals for the All-Star Game were released. Three Royals are currently in line to start: Three-time Gold Glove winner Eric Hosmer, ALCS MVP finalist Lorenzo Cain and three-time Gold Glove winner Salvador Perez.
That doesn’t seem too outrageous, right?
But what seemed to really irk fans outside of KC is that four Royals were in second place: Kendrys Morales, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas and Omar Infante. The latter was a particular source of angst.
CBS Sports, Fox and Yahoo Sports all wrote articles with headlines that said Royals fans were stuffing the ballot box. That was the claim a year ago when at one point eight Royals were in line to start the Midsummer Classic.
There were some people seriously upset about all of this: