Judging the Royals

Watch: Rusty Kuntz learned from base-running errors of his youth

Kansas City Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz fist-bumped catcher Salvador Perez during a game last year.
Kansas City Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz fist-bumped catcher Salvador Perez during a game last year. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

Ever wonder why Rusty Kuntz is such a good base coach? He knows all the dumb things a base runner should avoid because he’s done them; Rusty has learned from experience.

Listen in while Rusty explains how Cal Ripken Jr. deked him out of a triple or how Rusty ended up going the wrong way on the bases. Rusty Kuntz has a million funny baseball stories and these tales from his big-league career are classics.

Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz said he tries to have the players prepared for any situation, even some they don't believe could happen. The thing is, Kuntz often uses his miscues as a player as a cautionary tale for the current Ro

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