What a weekend at Kauffman Stadium! Here’s a photo-heavy post…we have so many to choose from that we’ll do an additional post on the Royals’ Futures Game!
Let’s take a look at the walk-off home runs, kids and adults in the Hot Dog Derby and Matt Treanor blocking the plate on two occasions! We also have photos of Tim Collins and Aaron Crow – both pitchers earned win number one in the majors this weekend. And in case you missed it, Bo Jackson was one of the many pregame guests of honor on Opening Day.
At top, teammates await Kila Ka'aihue at home plate after Friday's walk-off home run. Below, the Royals greet Matt Treanor after his walk-off home run on Sunday (look at the excitement on the face of Tim Collins, who pitched 3.0 scoreless innings and earned his first Major League win!)
Alcides Escobar goes high into the air...Escobar helped turn three double plays in the series.
Fan favorite Bo Jackson returned to Kauffman Stadium on Opening Day.
Here's the Opening Day flyover from the Hy-Vee Level! And below, a view from field level!
Topeka native Aaron Crow earned the win on Saturday. Here's a look at his first Major League pitch, which came on Thursday.
Tim Collins earned the win on Sunday. Here's his Major League debut on Thursday! Below we take a look at the two collisions at the plate. Matt Treanor held on and recorded the outs.
Mike Sweeney threw out the first pitch on Opening Day. George Brett was his catcher.
The Hot Dog Derby is fun for the kids...and the kids at heart!
We close with Joakim Soria receiving a handshake from Manager Ned Yost.