July 2011

Issue 4 of Royals Baseball Insider debuts

A new issue of Royals Baseball Insider debuts on Thursday night.  This issue features Omaha’s Werner Park and a tribute to Paul Splittorff.   Complimentary copies are available at any Kauffman Stadium gate.

 

Royals return to face Detroit

The Royals host Detroit at 7:10.  Here’s the lineup:

(Getz – 2B), (Cabrera – CF), (Gordon – LF), (Butler – DH), (Hosmer – 1B), (Francoeur – RF), (Moustakas – 3B), (Pena – C), (Escobar – SS), (Duffy – P)

Vote, vote, vote for Gordon and Helton!

The Royals and Rockies have teamed up…you have until Thursday at 3 p.m. Central to “Vote Rox & Royals”.  Text A1 to 89269 to cast your vote for Alex. For mobile voting in Canada, fans should text A1 to 65246.  For Helton, vote N2.

The online ballot is available at royals.com/votealex

 

 

Homestand Highlights: July 7 – 10

The Kansas City Royals celebrate the past and the future with two special events scheduled during the club’s upcoming four-game series with the Detroit Tigers, July 7-10. 

The club remembers a Kansas City and baseball legend with a special Buck O’Neil Centennial Celebration on Saturday, July 9.  As part of the festivities, the first 20,000 fans receive a commemorative Buck O’Neil Centennial Celebration pennant featuring the Kansas City Monarchs presented by Sprint. In addition, there will be special tributes to O’Neil during the pregame ceremony and throughout the game.

The Royals then celebrate all young Royals fans and kids at heart with KidsFest on Sunday, July 10.  Gates to the ballpark will open at 11:30 a.m., and festivities are set to include a Kids Superhero Cape giveaway, an Autograph Afternoon with select former Royals, and a pregame concert by Brendan Parker – the performer of “Spaghetti Eddie!” and other children’s songs.

In addition, the homestand features a number of fan-favorites such as an All You Can Eat Seats promotion, Buck Night, Fireworks Friday and the Sprint Fun Run.

GATE TIME CHANGES: Please note that Kauffman Stadium Gates A and E will open 90 minutes prior to game time for Monday-Thursday home games beginning with the upcoming homestand, allowing fans more time to enjoy the Outfield Experience and view batting practice from the outfield seating areas.  All other gates will open one hour prior to game time for Monday-Thursday home games.

The Royals will continue to open all gates 90 minutes prior to game time for all Friday-Sunday home games.
                     
Thursday, July 7 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

·         All You Can Eat Seats – It’s another All You Can Eat Seats night!  Fans can purchase All You Can Eat Seats located in the Loge Level (Sec. 318 – 325), which include unlimited ballpark fare.  All the hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, pretzels and Pepsi products you can handle for one low price!  Individual and group discount tickets available.  For details, visit www.royals.com/allyoucaneat.

·         $84 Summer Play Pack for $25 – www.royals.com/playpack.

Friday, July 8 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

·         Buck Night – Hot dogs, small Pepsi products and peanuts are just $1 each all night long.  www.royals.com/fanvalue.

·         Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Fridays – A spectacular fireworks show after every Friday home game.

·         Bases Loaded 4-Pack for $80 – Get four Hy-Vee Infield tickets and $10 in loaded value per ticket.  www.royals.com/basesloaded.

Saturday, July 9 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 6:10 p.m.

·         Buck O’Neil Centennial Celebration – In conjunction with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Royals celebrate the 100th anniversary of the late Buck O’Neil’s birth (born 11-13-11) with a special centennial celebration at Kauffman Stadium.  A special pregame ceremony and video tributes to O’Neil are planned throughout the game.

·         Monarchs Pennant – The first 20,000 fans receive a commemorative Buck O’Neil Centennial Celebration pennant featuring the Kansas City Monarchs presented by Sprint.

·         610 Saturday – Enjoy great activities, including face painters and live music, prior to the game in the Outfield Experience.  For details, visit www.royals.com/610saturdays.

Sunday, July 10 – Detroit Tigers vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

·         KidsFest – Join us for a special day at Kauffman Stadium for all young Royals fans and kids at heart!  Gates to the ballpark will open at 11:30 a.m. for the KidsFest festivities, which include a pregame concert by Brendan Parker, the performer of “Spaghetti Eddie!” and other children’s songs, in the Outfield Experience.  Events also include appearances by Nickelodeon characters Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants and interactive booths presented by Royals partners.  Fans can also enjoy an Autograph Afternoon and Family FunDay Sunday activities.

·         Kids Superhero Cape – The first 8,000 kids 14 years and under receive an exclusive Royals Superhero Cape presented by U.S. Toy.

·         Family FunDay Sunday – The July 10 festivities feature face painters, crazy hair artists, a caricature artist and a balloon artist.  A stilt walker will also be on hand to entertain fans.  Fans can also enjoy the All-Day Play Pass for unlimited activities in the Outfield Experience for just $10. www.royals.com/sunday.

·         Autograph Afternoon – Meet your favorite former Royals during Autograph Afternoon.  The one-hour autograph session, featuring Dennis Leonard, Jerry Terrell and Willie Wilson, will take place at Gate A near the Royals Hall of Fame from noon to 1 p.m. Alumni appearances subject to change.

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

·         Bases Loaded 4-Pack for $60 – Get four Hy-Vee Infield tickets and $10 in loaded value per ticket.  www.royals.com/basesloaded.

·         $84 Summer Play Pack for $25 – www.royals.com/playpack.

Fans may purchase tickets online at royals.com, by calling 1-800-6ROYALS, at area Hy-Vee stores or at the Kauffman Stadium Box Office. 

 

All-Star Game Final Vote: Select Gordon!

Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordonis one of five players in the running for the final spot on the A.L. All-Star team.  The Nebraska native is batting .301 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI.  This is Gordon’s first full season in left field and he leads the Major Leagues with 13 outfield assists!  You can help Alex win the Final Vote competition.  Visit http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2011/fv/ballot.jsp?tcid=hpMW-asgballot-FV-2011  or text  “VOTE” to 89269.  The balloting concludes at 3 p.m. Central on Thursday, July 7.

Aaron Crow named to the American League All-Star team

Congratulations to Topeka native and University of Missouri product Aaron Crow, who was named to the A.L. All-Star team on Sunday!  The rookie reliever is 2-1 with a 1.36 ERA in 39.2 innings of work.  He will represent the Royals at the MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix on July 12.

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