May 2010

New Royals Gameday features Billy Butler

A new issue of Royals Gameday Magazine is now available at Kauffman Stadium.  The cover story features Billy Butler.  Other articles and features include: 

  • In the Spotlight with Chris Getz

  • a list of area students who achieved perfect attendance this year

  • Our Opponent Feature with Odessa, Mo. native Brad Ziegler
  • a preview of Cincinnati as our upcoming Road City
  • a comparison of scorecards with Ryan Lefebvre and Denny Matthews
  • and much more!


Memorial Day lineup

It’s a matinee edition of Buck Night today – hot dogs, small Pepsi products, peanuts, Twinkies and Royals Gameday Magazines are just $1!  Here’s your lineup for the 1:10 start:

(Podsednik – LF), (Aviles – 2B), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), (Maier – CF), (Betancourt – SS), (Kendall – C), (Hochevar – P)



Sunday lineup: Finale at Fenway

Today’s game starts at 12:35 Central.  Tune in on FSKC or the Royals Radio Network (980 AM today in K.C.).

(Bloomquist – LF), (Aviles – 2B), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), (Pena – C), (Betancourt – SS), (Maier – CF), (Chen – P)


Saturday lineup

The Royals have won the first two in Boston and three in a row overall.  Tonight’s game starts at 6:10 Central with Zack Greinke on the mound.  Here’s your lineup:  (Podsednik – LF), (Aviles – 2B), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), (Maier – CF), (Betancourt – SS), (Kendall – C), (Greinke – P)



Friday lineup in Boston

The Royals took game one by a 4-3 score.  Tonight, Kyle Davies takes the mound for K.C. in a 6:10 start from Fenway Park  Here’s the lineup against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield:

(Podsednik – LF), (Aviles – 2B), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), (Maier – CF), (Betancourt – SS), (Kendall – C), (Davies – P)


Homestand Highlights: T-Shirts, Bobbleheads and Build-A-Bears fill promotional lineup

Saberhagen_Bobble.jpgThe Royals celebrate the unofficial start of summer with a seven-game homestand that begins with a Memorial Day matinee against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Monday, May 31.  Game time is 1:10 p.m.  Following three more games against the Angels (June 1-3), the club welcomes the Detroit Tigers to Kauffman Stadium for a three-game weekend series (June 4-6) to complete a homestand filled with special events and premium giveaways.

Monday, May 31 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

·         Buck “Night” – Enjoy a special Memorial Day edition of Buck Night with hot dogs, small Pepsi products, peanuts, Twinkies and Gameday Magazines for just $1 each.

·         Hy-Vee Royal “Nite” – All Hy-Vee Level tickets (excluding Hy-Vee Reserved Box) are just $5.


85TrophyTShirt.jpgTuesday, June 1 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

·         1985 World Series 25th Anniversary T-Shirt Tuesday – The first 20,000 fans receive an exclusive T-shirt celebrating the 25th anniversary of the club’s 1985 World Series victory presented by AT&T.

·         Royal Blue Balloting Day – Fans are encouraged to vote for Royals players by submitting Firestone All-Star ballots for an opportunity to receive an exclusive All-Star T-shirt and Royals prizes.

Wednesday, June 2 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

·         All You Can Eat Seats –

·         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Thursday, June 3 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

·         INK College “Night” –

·         Business at the Ballpark –

·         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Friday, June 4 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

·         Kansas City Sky Show presented by 106.5 The Wolf, Hy-Vee and Pepsi – Stay after the game for the biggest fireworks show in the Midwest.  The 2010 Sky Show will pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the club’s 1985 World Series victory with a complete 360° audio-visual experience blending world-class fireworks, pyrotechnics, special effects, mind-bending magic from entertainer Michael Grandinetti, high-definition video and a choreographed musical score.

·         Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

·         50/50 Friday – A new fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big!

·         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Saturday, June 5 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 6:10 p.m.

·         Royals Hall of Famer Bret Saberhagen bobblehead presented by Fox Sports Kansas City to the first 20,000 fans.

·         610 Saturday – Enjoy great food, live music and activities for fans of all ages prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.

·         Royal Blue Balloting Day –


Build-A-(Polar)-Bear.jpgSunday, June 6 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

·         Build-A-Bear Workshop® Polar Bear presented by the Kansas City Zoo to the first 8,000 kids 14 and under.  

·         Faith & Family Day – The event, hosted by KCTV5 Chief Meteorologist Katie Horner, features a post-game concert by American Music Award-nominated Christian Artist Jeremy Camp.  A game ticket is required for admittance.

·         Fun Run presented by Sprint.  All fans can run the bases after the game (conditions permitting).

·         Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

·         Royal Blue Balloting Day –

Thursday lineup: Royals in Boston

The Royals open a four-game set at Fenway Park tonight.  It’s 6:10 Central first pitch on FSKC and the Royals Radio Network.  New dad David DeJesus is back with the club.  Here’s your lineup:

(Podsednik – LF), (Aviles – SS), (DeJesus – RF), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), Maier – CF), (Kendall – C), (Getz – 2B), (Bannister – P)


Royals announce All-Star Game balloting promotion

Royals ASG t-shirt image.jpgThe Royals announced today an All-Star Game voting campaign in conjunction with in-stadium balloting for the 2010 All-Star Game hosted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday, July 13.  As part of the promotion, the Royals are hosting six Royal Blue Balloting Days at Kauffman Stadium during the upcoming homestand, encouraging fans to vote for Royals players by submitting Firestone All-Star ballots for an opportunity to receive an exclusive All-Star T-shirt and authentic game-used items.

During Royal Blue Balloting Days, the first 100 fans to turn in 100 completed ballots at the All-Star voting booth in the Outfield Experience on each game date will receive a 2010 All-Star T-shirt (pictured) and be entered in to a daily raffle for a Royals prize. 

Royal Blue Balloting Days are scheduled on the following dates.

        Tuesday, June 1 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – 7:10 p.m.

        Wednesday, June 2 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – 7:10 p.m.

        Thursday, June 3 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – 1:10 p.m.

        Friday, June 4 vs. Detroit Tigers – 7:10 p.m.

        Saturday, June 5 vs. Detroit Tigers – 6:10 p.m.

        Sunday, June 6 vs. Detroit Tigers – 1:10 p.m.

In addition to the in-stadium promotion, Royals fans can also cast their votes up to 25 times with the 2010 All-Star Game Ballot sponsored by Sprint.  Online voters are eligible for exclusive Royals ticket discounts and will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a Kauffman Stadium All-Star Suite for 20 guests during a 2010 regular season home game and a jersey signed by the 2010 Royals All-Star representative.

In-stadium balloting will be held during every Royals home game through Sunday, June 6.  Online voting is open until Thursday, July 1.

For more information on the Royal Blue Balloting Days or on the 2010 All-Star Game, fans can visit

Ned Yost media session: May 26

Thata baby!

David DeJesus and wife Kim welcomed a 7 lb. 10 oz. baby boy into the world yesterday. Yost expects DeJesus to be at the game today, but isn’t putting any pressure on the outfielder to return until the mother and baby are taken care of adequately. Yost understands how special this occasion is and said DeJesus is very excited. Yost even received a picture of the beautiful newborn laying on his father’s chest last night. 

Head over heels

Yuniesky Betancourt suffered a slight concussion in last night’s game after colliding with Rangers catcher Matt Treanor in the fifth inning. Yost said that the dizziness is gone and Betancourt feels better today, but it will still be a day or two before he returns to action. Yost added that he experienced no hesitation replacing Betancourt at shortstop with Mike Aviles.

Movin’ on up

Luke Hochevar will take the mound this afternoon, and Yost expects nothing less than a great pitching performance from the right-hander. The manager praised Hochevar for the way he pitched through tough situations instead of powering through them in his last outing. Yost hopes that the Royals pitching staff can raise their stats to the middle of the pack rather than dwell at the bottom.

Wednesday lineup: Day game vs. Texas

The Royals and Rangers wrap up the series with a 1:10 start today.  It’s a matinee version of “College Night”.  Select Field Plaza, Outfield Box and Hy-Vee Infield tickets are available for just $7 to high school and college students with a valid ID shown at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office.

Here’s your Kansas City lineup.  You’ll notice that David DeJesus is out of the lineup again today.  We want to congratulate David and Kim on the birth of David, Jr. (7 pounds, 10 ounces, 20 inches)!

(Podsednik – LF), (Aviles – SS), (Butler – 1B), (Guillen – DH), (Callaspo – 3B), (Maier – CF), (Bloomquist – RF), (Getz – 2B), (Kendall – C), (Hochevar – P)


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