March 2009

Tuesday Lineup, WBC Exhibitions

The Royals rolled to a 14-5 win over San Francisco on Monday. Today, the Boys in Blue host Cleveland for the first time in Arizona. The Tribe just moved into a new facility in nearby Goodyear. Zack Greinke takes the mound. He will be followed by five pitchers looking to fill bullpen spots. Today’s game can be heard on 610 Sports in Kansas City or on royals.com with a subscription to Gameday Audio. Here is your KC lineup:


3-2Celebration.jpgCoco Crisp – CF
Willie Bloomquist – 2B
David DeJesus – LF
Kila Ka’aihue – DH
Mike Jacobs – 1B
Alex Gordon – 3B
John Buck – C
Ross Gload – RF
Tony Pena, Jr. – SS
RHP Zack Greinke

Available Pitchers:
RHP Robinson Tejeda
RHP Kyle Farnsworth
LHP Ron Mahay
LHP Jimmy Gobble
RHP Doug Waechter

Several Royals will be playing in exhibition games in Florida today as they prepare for the World Baseball Classic. Jose Guillen and Miguel Olivo will represent the Dominican Republic, which will play the Florida Marlins in Jupiter. Mark Teahen and his Canadian teammates head to Dunedin to play Toronto. Newly signed Royal Bruce Chen and the Panamanian team will face Atlanta at Lake Buena Vista. Lenny DiNardo and Team Italy will play the Nationals in Viera, while Mike Aviles and the Puerto Rico team will play Minnesota at Lee County. Mexico (Joakim Soria) and South Africa (prospect Dylan Lindsay) will play exhibition games on Wednesday in Arizona. We wish all of these players well in the WBC!

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The Outfield Experience

The Outfield Experience at Kauffman Stadium will have new and expanded areas for the kids.

Here are a few shots of the Little K, which looks like it’s ready for the April 10 home opener. It features a FieldTurf surface…so a little bit of rain won’t put a stop to the action.LittleK2.jpgLittle K1.jpg

Outfield Video Board.jpgA video board in right field will enable fans to stay in touch with the action on the field.

Just past the video board is a new miniature golf course. Workers were pouring concrete last week and will soon put the finishing touches on this challenging new layout!

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Rohr of the Royals

Kauffman Stadium Offices.jpgToday, Royals associates are making the move back to Kauffman Stadium. It’s an exciting milestone as a new office building adjacent to the stadium replaces work areas that have been in place since the building opened in 1973.

One familiar, friendly face did not make the move – he is settling in to his first week of retirement. Royals associate Dale Rohr has retired from his post as Vice President of Finance and Administration after nearly 35 years with the club. Dale came to the Royals in 1974 as controller and quickly moved up to a Vice President position in 1980. He has witnessed great moments in club history – including division titles, two World Series appearances and a trip to the White House trip after the 1985 championship.

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Dale Rohr.jpgRohr worked for only two companies during his entire career, a rare accomplishment in today’s world of ever constant change and movement. Dale will still be involved with the organization – he has accepted a position on the Royals Board of Directors and will serve as a consultant for the Glass family. We know that Dale will stay busy – he and his wife Mary like to travel and the couple is anticipating the birth of their first grandchild this year.

On behalf of all Royals associates, we want to thank Dale for his never-ending devotion to the club and wish him the best in his retirement!

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Monday Lineup

The Royals and Giants play today at 2:05 Central, 1:05 local time. Today’s game can be heard on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com with a Gameday Audio account.  Here’s the lineup:

Mitch Maier – CF
Willie Bloomquist – SS
Kila Ka’aihue – DH
Ryan Shealy – 1B
Brayan Pena – C
Corey Smith – 3B
Shane Costa – RF
Chris Lubanski – LF
Alberto Callaspo – 2B
LHP Horacio Ramirez

Available Pitchers:
RHP Kyle Davies
RHP Jamey Wright
RHP Roman Colon
RHP Julio Pimentel

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Sunday Lineup

Bannister2-28.JPGThe Royals and Padres played to a 2-2 tie on Saturday. Brian Bannister worked two scoreless innings on his birthday. Both KC runs came via the longball as Jose Guillen and Ross Gload went deep. Today, Gil Meche makes his spring debut as the Royals play the Angels in Tempe. The game can be heard on Gameday Audio at royals.com. Here’s the lineup and a look at yesterday’s home run swings:

GuillenHR2.28.jpgCrisp  CF
Bloomquist 2B
DeJesus  LF
Butler  1B
Jacobs   DH
Gordon  3B
Buck  C
Pena, Jr. SS
Maier  RF
Meche  RHP

 

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