For Pete's Sake

Scenes from Royals dugout show how much fun the players are having

The love affair between the Royals fans and the players is based on many things.

Without a doubt, one thing the fans enjoy is seeing the players have a good time. And they were in a playful mood on Thursday night, even before the Royals beat the Twins 8-1 at Kauffman Stadium.

Before the game started, a bunch of the players took part in a skit. Jarrod Dyson was throwing a pitch to catcher Christian Colon while Alcides Escobar batted. Lorenzo Cain was the umpire in this one-act:

Cain’s maniacal laughter as the team took the field is awesome, and then Yordano Ventura gets into the act pretending to run on the field:


Go time! #ForeverRoyal

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This was after Alex Gordon’s grand slam. You can see Rally Mantis II is included in the fun:


Mantis Magic!!! #RallyMantisJr

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Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff