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Royals Hot Stove to feature Francoeur, McClure

Outfielder Jeff Francoeur and pitching coach Bob McClure join hosts Denny Matthews and Bob Davis on Thursday’s Hot Stove.  The show airs from 6 to 7 p.m. Central on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com (http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/fan_forum/hotstove.jsp).

Visit the Hot Stove page on royals.com, where you can listen to archived broadcasts.

Royals and 610 Sports Radio announce initial 14-game Spring Training broadcast schedule

The Royals and 610 Sports Radio (KCSP) today announced the first 14 broadcasts of the 2011 Royals Spring Training Radio schedule that will air on 610 AM, the flagship station of the Royals.  All Spring Training contests will be webcast on royals.com, including the games not on 610 Sports Radio.  The Royals and 610 Sports Radio will add six more broadcasts once the NCAA Tournament schedule is released due to 610’s commitment to University of Kansas men’s basketball.

The 2011 spring radio broadcast schedule is as follows:

Sunday, February 27 @ Texas
 2:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 2 @ Los Angeles Dodgers
 2:05 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 3  @ Los Angeles Angels
 2:05 p.m.
 
Friday, March 4  Chicago Cubs
 2:05 p.m.
 
Sunday, March 6  @ Chicago White Sox
 2:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 7 @ San Diego
 8:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 9 @ Chicago Cubs
 2:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 15 Oakland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 16 @ Cincinnati
 9:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 21  Cleveland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 22  Los Angeles Angels
 8:05 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 23 @ Cleveland
 3:05 p.m.
 
Monday, March 28  Milwaukee
 3:05 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 29  Chicago White Sox
 2:05 p.m.
 

 *All Times Central – Game Times Subject to Change

 

Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews will share Spring Training play-by-play duties with Bob Davis, Steve Stewart, and Ryan Lefebvre.  Stewart will anchor the exhibition webcasts and will be joined periodically throughout the spring by his fellow Royals broadcast partners as well as members of the Royals baseball operations department and various media in attendance on a given day.

 

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
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  • 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!

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Going to Kansas City, Kansas City here we come!

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Truck 5.jpgOpening Day is on April 5, one week from today!  The first of two equipment trucks departs this afternoon for the trip back to Kansas City.  Players, coaches and staff members sent equipment and supplies on the truck.  ATH can confirm that Denny Matthews’ apple box made it through another Spring Training.  The apple box has made over 20 roundtrips, both to Florida and now Arizona.  It’s just like a tree, only you count the rings of tape to determine the number of years! 

Remembering Buddy Blattner

BLATTNER.JPGBuddy Blattner, the original play-by-play voice of the Royals, passed away this morning in Chesterfield, Mo., at the age of 89.  Blattner was a second baseman for the Cardinals, Giants and Phillies in the ’40s.  He teamed with Denny Matthews from 1969 to 1975.  He came to Kansas City after seven years as the radio voice of the Los Angeles/California Angels.  He began his broadcasting duties with the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals.  He was also a table tennis champion, earning induction into the U.S. Table Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 1979.

Saturday lineup, plus hats and autographs from Denny

FanVoteHat_August 22.jpgThe first 20,000 fans at tonight’s game (6:10 start) get this Royals hat, selected by the fans!

Immediately after the game, Denny Matthews will be signing his book “Hi Anybody.  Why I Love Baseball and What I’d Do to Fix It” at the Royals Hall of Fame.

Here’s your Kansas City lineup for tonight:

 

 

 

 

(DeJesus – LF)

(Pena – DH)

(Butler – 1B)

(Olivo – C)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Teahen – 3B)

(Maier – CF)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Anderson – RF)

(Davies – P)

 

Chat with Denny

Denny Matthews, the voice of the Royals and winner of the 2007 Ford Frick Award, will chat with fans today at 2 p.m., Central time. Log on and ask Denny a question!

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/fan_forum/chat.jsp?c_id=kc

The Spring Training truck and the legend of Denny Matthews' apple box

Truck.jpgA moving truck pulled up to our temporary offices this morning. We’re not quite ready to move back to the renovated Kauffman Stadium…this was the Spring Training truck, destined for Surprise, Arizona. The event is an annual sign that baseball season is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited!

Ryan Lefebvre.jpgFox Sports Kansas City announcer Ryan Lefebvre stopped by with a few items bound for the desert sun.

Apple Box.jpgLater, the well traveled apple box arrived. Royals Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews has packed Spring Training items in this sturdy apple box for many years…we asked Denny how many years and he said “It’s like a tree…you have to count the rings, in this case, rings of tape.” We weren’t going to get that precise, so Denny estimated somewhere over 20 years. So, if you have some packing to do, find a reliable apple box!

DeJesus Truck.jpgFinally, we spotted outfielder and KC resident David DeJesus, who brought his duffel bag and luggage. Position players report on February 17, but David will head to Surprise in the next few days to start early workouts with his teammates, some of whom are already down there.

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FanFest Photos: Main Stage

9,500 fans flocked to the Overland Park Convention Center for the 2009 Royals FanFest. The main stage was home to a variety of question and answer sessions. Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights:

General Manager Dayton Moore explains his thoughts on the 2009 Royals to Ryan Lefebvre and Tim Scott. At right, Ryan interviews the newest Royals. (Left to right – Kyle Farnsworth, Mike Jacobs, Coco Crisp, Willie Bloomquist)

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The broadcasters held court on Saturday for some unscripted banter. Mike Swanson, VP of Communications and Broadcasting for the Royals, chats with Denny Matthews as Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Stewart, and Joel Goldberg look on.

One of Sunday’s most popular events was the Kids Only Press Conference. David DeJesus, Alex Gordon, and Willie Bloomquist took some tough questions from the youngsters in the crowd.

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Fans at the main stage took home some new Royals gear as members of the K Crew tossed items to the crowd before and after each event.

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Caravan stops in Warrensburg, Jefferson City, and Columbia

On Wednesday, Joakim Soria and Billy Butler joined Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, broadcaster Denny Matthews, and your favorite mascot, Sluggerrr, on a caravan to Central Missouri. Tina Short of the Royals Radio Network snapped pictures along the way. Here’s a sampling:

The first stop was Martin-Warren Elementary in Warrensburg. The Royals will donate a pair of seats from Royals Central Caravan Warrensburg 2009 017.jpgKauffman Stadium to each school that is visited during the caravan. Each school will also receive two copies of “H is for Home Run”, a baseball-themed book that teaches the alphabet. The seats, after being autographed by the players/alums on the caravan, will be placed in the school’s library as a reading area for students.

Here, Martin-Warren principal Jim Helmig and Willie Wilson smile for the camera as they sit in the stadium seats.

Royals Central Caravan Warrensburg 2009 013.jpgSluggerrr was a popular photo-op in Warrensburg. Here he is with a few of his fans.

 

Royals Central Caravan Warrensburg 2009 018.jpgBilly Butler, the other slugger on the trip, reads “H is for Home Run” to the kids while the “Voice of the Royals” looks on.

 

Royals Central Caravan Jeff City Hy-Vee 2009 030.jpgStop number two was Hy-Vee in Jefferson City. Baseball loyalties in the state capital are split with Missouri’s NL team, but the Royals Caravan is always welcomed by a nice contingent of fans. The line stretched all the way to the back of the store when the caravan arrived.

 

Royals Central Caravan Columbia Hy-Vee 2009 039.jpgThe final stop of the day was Hy-Vee in Columbia. In the picture, Willie Wilson signs a 1980 World Series program for a fan. This begs the question…did this Royals fan buy the program on eBay or has he been waiting 28 years for this moment?

 

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