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Lineup on Girls Night Out

GNO2_knitcap_002.jpgTonight is Girls Night Out…the first 10,000 ladies for the 6:10 start will receive this knit cap!

Here’s the lineup:  (Dyson – CF), (Aviles – 2B), (Butler – 1B), (Betemit – DH), (Fields – 3B), (Gordon – LF), (May – C), (Betancourt – SS), (Miller – RF), (O’Sullivan – P)

Homestand Highlights: September 13 – 19

The Royals return to Kansas City on Monday, September 13 for a six-game homestand.  The Oakland Athletics visit Kauffman Stadium for a three-game series, September 13-15, which opens with a special 2:10 p.m. matinee on Monday prior to the Monday Night Football game at Arrowhead Stadium.  Following an off day on September 16, the Royals host the Cleveland Indians for a three-game weekend set, September 17-19.

The homestand is packed with great giveaways and special events, including a Joakim Soria T-Shirt Tuesday, a Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration, the second Girls Night Out event of the season, and more.

Monday, September 13 – Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 2:10 p.m.

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

         PARKING NOTE FOR ROYALS/CHIEFS DOUBLEHEADER – Fans will be asked to exit the Truman Sports Complex at the conclusion of the Royals game unless they have purchased two-pack parking for both the Royals and Chiefs games.  Two-pack parking may be purchased for $32 (cash only) as fans enter the tollgates.  Fans attending the Royals game only may enter the complex using a Royals parking pass, parking purchased in advance at or by paying $10 (cash only) at the tollgates. 

Soria_t-shirt.jpgTuesday, September 14 – Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         Viva Los Royals presented by Sprint – The pregame celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience.  Fans can enjoy dance performances from el Grupo Atotonilco, as well as live music from Gustavo Cornejo, Kontrolando Show and MRM courtesy of La Super X-1250 AM.

         Joakim Soria T-Shirt Tuesday – In conjunction with the Viva Los Royals celebration, the first 20,000 fans receive a t-shirt featuring two-time All-Star Joakim Soria courtesy of Sprint.

Wednesday, September 15 – Oakland Athletics vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         Elvis Night – Break out your blue suede shoes and join us for Elvis Night!  The pregame party starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience with Elvis impersonator E-Rock taking the stage at 6:00 p.m.  A costume contest will follow at 6:50 p.m. with the chance to win a Royals prize pack.  KCMO 94.9 FM morning show host Dick Wilson will also be on hand for a live remote throughout the pregame event.

         Buck Night – Hot dogs, small Pepsi products, peanuts, Twinkies, Gameday Magazines and scorecards for just $1 each all night long.

         INK College Night –

Green&WhiteKCcap.jpgFriday, September 17 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

         Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day – The annual Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience.  The festivities will feature a performance by local Irish band Flannigan’s Right Hook and green draft beer.  Ticket packages, which include a game ticket, $6 in loaded value for concessions or retail purchases, and a green and white Royals cap, are available at note that the pictured cap is exclusive to the Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day ticket package.

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

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

Saturday, September 18 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 6:10 p.m.

GNO_shirt.jpg         Girls Night Out presented by Chevy – A special pregame happy hour is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Outfield Experience for those with Girls Night Out VIP ticket packages and will open up to all ladies at 4:30 p.m.  The event will feature mini spa services, product sampling from Hy-Vee and Pepsi, entertainment from Howl at the Moon dueling pianos, and a fall fashion show from Macy’s.  Girls Night Out media partner 98.1 KUDL will be on hand, and NBC Action News anchor Christa Dubill is scheduled to emcee the event.  Fans can purchase a Girls Night Out package, which includes a game ticket with $6 in loaded value, a specially-designed Royals t-shirt and a $5 donation to the American Heart Association, online at or by phone at 1-800-6ROYALS.  Please note that the shirt is exclusive to the Girls Night Out ticket package. 

GNO2_knitcap_002.jpg         Royals Cap – In conjunction with the Girls Night Out event, the first 10,000 ladies through the gates will receive a Royals knit cap courtesy of Chevy. 

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

Sunday, September 19 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

Silly_Bandz.jpg         Silly Bandz Day – The first 8,000 kids age 14 and under receive a pack of Silly Bandz featuring Royals-themed designs.

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

         Bases Loaded 4-Pack –

TRAFFIC REMINDER:  The Royals remind fans that Stadium Drive is currently closed at Raytown Road.  To access parking on the west side of Kauffman Stadium, fans may proceed on Raytown Road past Stadium Drive and enter the Truman Sports Complex through Gate 5.  To access parking on the east side of Kauffman Stadium, fans may continue on Raytown Road approximately one mile past Gate 5 and enter the complex through Gate 4.


Girls Night Out Photos

Team photographer Chris Vleisides sent along these photos of tonight’s pregame party in the Outfield Experience:

































Friday lineup vs. White Sox; Girls Night Out

WomensBlueKC001_b.jpgNed Yost
makes his debut as Kansas City’s manager tonight.  He’s meeting with the media later this afternoon.  Check back as we will post some notes from that press conference.  For now, here’s the lineup for tonight’s 7:10 start and a reminder that its the first Girls Night Out of 2010.  The first 10,000 ladies will take home this shirt courtesy of Celsius Tannery!

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

Sunday lineup in Texas

Happy Mother’s Day!  You can expect to see pink bats and wristbands today as MLB helps to strikeout breast cancer.  We’ll take this opportunity to remind you that Friday is the first Girls’ Night Out of 2010.  The Royals host Chicago that night and $5 from every Girls’ Night Out ticket package will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Greater Kansas City.

Today, the Royals finish the road trip with a 2:05 Central start in Texas.  Luke Hochevar is on the mound.  Here’s your Kansas City lineup:

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

Royals in the Community: May 11-16

The Royals return home for a six-game homestand beginning Tuesday, May 11 that features a three-game series versus the Cleveland Indians (May 11-13) followed by a three-game weekend set against the Chicago White Sox (May 14-16).  Below is a listing of the club’s community efforts during the upcoming homestand.

Tuesday, May 11 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

dream_factory_8358.jpgDream Factory
– Throughout the season, the Royals grant the wishes of Dream Factory children.  These youngsters, who face life-altering challenges, meet Royals players, watch batting practice from the dugout, and enjoy the game and refreshments.  Their Royals experience appears on the KMBC-TV (Channel 9) 10 p.m. newscast.

Thursday, May 13 – Cleveland Indians vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

Friday, May 14 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

Royals Support Hy-Vee Food Drive – Select Royals will sign autographs for fans who donate $5 or five cans of food from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Independence Hy-Vee (4545 Noland Rd.) and Raytown Hy-Vee (9400 E. 350 Hwy.) locations in support of the Hy-Vee Food Drive to benefit the Bishop Sullivan Center food pantry.  The event precedes the annual Royals Wives Food Drive, which is scheduled for June 4-6.

50/50 Friday – A new fundraiser from Royals Charities in which a lucky fan can win big! Volunteers will sell $1 raffle tickets throughout Kauffman Stadium from the time gates open until the end of the fifth inning.  One winning ticket will be selected with the winner taking home half of the evening’s net proceeds.  The other half will be divided between Royals Charities and the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.  For more information, visit

Girls Night Out presented by Celsius Tannery – Grab your girlfriends and come out to the first Girls Night Out event of 2010, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Kansas City. The first 10,000 females through the gates will receive a Royals t-shirt courtesy of Celsius Tannery. Details on ticket packages, which will include a $5 charity donation, are available at

Saturday, May 15 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 6:10 p.m.

Operation Blessing – The Royals join forces with the Kansas City Chiefs, Hy-Vee and Operation Blessing International to feed more than 3,000 needy families in Kansas City. Under the motto “Two Teams: One Goal,” the clubs join more than 200 community volunteers to distribute Operation Blessing’s food and toys to those who need it most.  The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Hostess Brands lot, located at East 30th St. and Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday, May 16 – Chicago White Sox vs. Royals, 1:10 p.m.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day – YMCA of Greater Kansas City and Children’s Mercy Family Health Partners team up with the Royals to offer kids and families the opportunity to play fun games together, learn cool exercises and get tips on choosing healthy foods, all while enjoying the fun of Kauffman Stadium.  Special activities and information booths to promote a healthy, active lifestyle will be set up in the Outfield Experience beginning at 10 a.m.  YMCA Healthy Kids Day is celebrated across the country and is the nation’s largest health day for children and families.  As part of the program, the Royals are offering special ticket discounts with a portion of each purchase going to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.  Visit to purchase tickets.


Trevors_Troopers.jpgTrevor’s Troopers
– Royals Director-Groundskeeping and Landscaping Trevor Vance will host select children who have a parent deployed through the United States military efforts overseas to join the Royals Grounds Crew as part of the Trevor’s Troopers program.  The honored kids will help prepare the field prior to the Royals game and will receive game tickets and Royals merchandise.

Girl's Night Out Photos

Here are a few photos from Girl’s Night Out, including Mark Teahen, Kyle Davies, and Ron Mahay participating in the pre-game event, the new fountain baseball in the Outfield Experience and a special honorary lineup.  If you didn’t make it to tonight’s Girl’s Night Out, check out the promotions schedule and make plans now to come out to the second GNO of 2009 on September 24 against the Red Sox!














Girls Night Out Recap

7-26 Girls Night Out.JPGGirls Night Out had it all Thursday, chocolate, massages, manicures, music and of course a two-hour happy hour with plenty of martinis… and oh, yea, a 4-2 Royals win over the Rays.

Team photographer Chris Vleisides waded through the pool of pink that converged on Parking Lot H and sent Around the Horn these images yesterday.

7-26 Girls 1.JPGThis is a view from the stage – the center of the attention. Around the Horn was proud to see such a strong showing from the female population in Kansas City.

Pink and white rhinestone Royals caps were given to the first 20,000 and women who bought the VIP package which included drink vouchers, and tickets also got a free T-Shirt.

7-26 Girls 2.JPGKMBC 9’s Karen Kornacki conducted player interviews with a few Royals who courteous enough to give up some of their preparation time to make an appearance in Parking Lot H.

David DeJesus, Joey Gathright and Mike Aviles answered questions for the crowd assembled around the stage.

7-26 Girls 3.JPGOne of the most popular activities at Girls Night Out this year and last year were the free massages. Massage therapist from around Kansas City set-up inside a tent and and helped relieve some of the ladies’ stress and tension – which is exactly what Girls Night Out is all about.

7-26 Girls 4.JPGHere are some of our happy patrons, stress-free and ready to head into the game.

7-26 Girls 5.JPGFor another perspective of the mass of people, here’s a picture of the women heading into the Stadium after Girls Night Out ended.


7-26 Girls 6.JPGAs a part of Girls Night Out, the Royals Charities helped to raise money for the American Heart Association. Before the game, a check for $30,000 was presented to the organization.

The money for the donation was was raised through the group sales VIP packages and straight T-shirt sales during the event. 

 The Royals would like to thank all of the ladies who came out and had a good time. You’re welcome back anytime.

Tomorrow: Look for an Around the Horn Touch ’em All Interview with Seattle Mariners’ broadcaster Dave Niehaus and Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Mathews, in honor of Niehaus’ induction into Cooperstown tomorrow. 

Tonight’s lineup: 

DeJesus CF
Aviles SS
Grudzielanek 2B
Guillen RF
Butler DH
Gordon 3B
Buck C
Gload 1B
German LF

Hochevar P

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Pink = Blue

7-22 Girls.gifToday is a lot of things. It’s Girls’ Night Out. It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Pine Tar Game. And at the heart of it all, it’s the start of a four game series against the first place Rays.

Tampa Bay is bringing the heat to Kansas City with a .590 winning percentage and a half game lead over the defending World Series Champion Red Sox. The Rays aren’t messing around, so we won’t either as we go Around the Horn…

Girls’ Night Out brought huge crowds last summer and the demand was heard. So the event is back for another year. It will feature a two-hour happy hour, massages, manicures, players interviews, cheese and fruit and lots and lots of chocolate.

The party is out in Lot H, and lasts from 5:30 to 7:00.

The first 20,000 women through the gates tonight get a pink and white rhinestone Royals cap courtesy of Meierotto Midwest Jewlers. It should be a lot of fun for all the ladies who attend. And we’d bet some of the guys might enjoy themselves as well.

7-24 Pine Tar.jpgSecond
25 years ago today, Hall of Famer George Brett hit a home run off Goose Gossage, who will be inducted into the Hall this weekend. The only problem was Brett used an “illegal” bat. By rule no foreign substance can appear above the trademark of the bat (18 inches from the handle). Well, as Royals fans know Brett was a pine tar junkie. He got it on his uniforms, his helmet and it covered his bats.

The Yankees had noticed his bat was illegal a few weeks before and waited for the right moment. Brett’s two-run homer to put the Royals ahead in the ninth on July 24, 1983 seemed like the right moment. The rest is history. Brett was called out. He went ballistic. The Royals protested. The American League overturned the call. The Royals went back and finished the game on August 18, winning 5-4.

Joey Gathright was put on the Disabled List with a bone bruise in his right shoulder…Mitch Maier, who was hitting .316 with 24 doubles, a triple and nine homers, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to replace Gathright and will be playing center, batting ninth and wearing No. 35 tonight…Notes from Trey Hillman’s pregame press conference: Gathright’s injury is one that he’s been trying to play through, but because of the nature of the bruise, rest is really the only thing that will help him heal…Also from Hillman: He loves Maier’s ability to play the outfield and said he was one of the best defensive outfielders during spring training, and he definitely takes some of the best routes to fly balls…Two interesting Mitch Maier facts: He was in the same draft as Mike Aviles (2003) and Hillman’s compliments are more impressive because the outfield is Maier’s third position after being drafted as a catcher and then moving to third base.

7-18 Emerson.jpgThird
Emerson Drive is the next huge thing to hit Kauffman Stadium. The country rockers will play a concert on Saturday night following the Royals-Rays game, which starts at 6:10. Along with Emerson Drive on Saturday, Royals fans will be treated to Dan Quisenberry Bobbleheads.

The following Saturday, Aug. 2, is Military Appreciation Day with Royals camo caps. The game has been changed to a 2:55 p.m. because its getting national coverage on FOX.

But none of the festivities are being canceled. There will be several special presentations going on that day and we’re still looking for pictures of your loved ones who are serving our country. Any pics will do, but Around the Horn would especially like to see pics with Royals gear in them. If you have anything you’d like to send us, please do so at

Tonight’s lineup:

DeJesus LF
Aviles SS
Grudzielanek 2B
Guillen RF
Gordon 3B
Butler DH
Gload 1B
Buck C
Maier CF

Meche P

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The beauty of baseball

7-22 Daives.jpgIt’s hard to stomach a loss like last night, but a long used baseball saying serves as the perfect remedy. It’s just one loss. That’s right, that’s the beauty of baseball. We play again tonight..

The season is 162 games in 180 days. We may be down in the dumps after a tough loss, but you’ve never got long until the slate is wiped clean and a new game begins. Let’s forget last night and go Around the Horn…

7-22 Girls.gifFirst
One thing that can always distract Around the Horn’s mind is free stuff. And this week is packed with that. There are still six games left in this homestand and each one has some sort of promotion. In fact only seven of the remaining 34 home games don’t have a promotion.

Two huge events are planned for this weekend. Girls Night Out was a huge event last season. Tickets were scarce, martinis were plentiful and blue turned to pink for a night. That’s going to happen all over again in two days. Emerson Drive will play immediately after the Saturday game. If you’ll recall, Emerson Drive sang the National Anthem 7-22 Emerson.jpgon Opening Day and they are excited to be back in Kansas City and playing to a stadium full of fans. We are excited to have them back.

Tickets are still available for both events.

Also this week: Tomorrow is a special day-game version of College Night and Friday is a double play with Buck Night and Fireworks. Dan Quisenberry Bobbleheads accompany the Emerson Drive concert on Saturday and Sunday is an autograph afternoon. 

Of course, the can’t miss promotion for this week is tonight. Powder blue T-shirts with Frank White’s name and number will be given to the first 20,000 fans. This is your chance to show your Kansas City pride by sporting the baby blue with Frank’s name on the back.

7-22 White.jpgWhite’s story is becoming a bit of a legend in Kansas City and he deserves it. He rose from  Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit to the Royals Baseball Academy to a Major League Star who had his number retired in 1995.

The K.C. kid was known for the spectacular defense he displayed on the Kauffman carpet. White won eight Gold Gloves (should have been at least nine), was named to five All-Star teams, chalked up one ALCS MVP and a Silver Slugger award.

White managed several of today’s current team including Billy Butler and Alex Gordon while they played at Double-A Wichita (now Northwest Arkansas). And now the Royals Hall of Famer works on FSN Kansas City broadcasts, serving as a part-time game analyst and appearing on Royals Live.

FSN-KC produced a 30-minute feature on White which aired for the first time on the 4th of July. It has two more air dates:

Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m.

Jimmy Gobble has been placed on the disabled list with a stiff lower back which has apparently been nagging him for sometime. Joel Peralta has been recalled to the Major League Club…Mike Aviles is continuing to bash the ball and leads all rookies with a .323 batting average…Tony Pena last night was the first Royals position player to pitch since Shane Halter on July 17, 1998 at Seattle. Pena pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out future Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez…Notes from Trey Hillman’s pre-game press conference: Gobble will not undergo a full rehabilitation, and instead will report to Omaha to rest and begin throwing from a flat surface in a few days…Also from Hillman: He was glad to see his team did not give away outs and came back to score four runs at the end last night.

The Royals will be getting some national TV exposure next homestand. The FOX network will broadcast the game on Aug. 2, which will cancel one of the previously scheduled FSN-KC broadcasts, which will be made up on September 18 against the Mariners. The Aug. 2 is a 2:55 start on Aug. 2 which is a change from the original start of 6:10. A 1:10 start has always been slated for Sept. 18.

One more reminder about a MLB scheduling oddity, tomorrow is a rare Wednesday day-game with a 1:10 start, to allow for the Tigers to head out of town a little earlier on getaway day.

Extra Innnings
The Royals are working on a number of things for Military Appreciation Day, which is August 2. Around the Horn would like to request some help from our faithful here at If you have pictures of loved ones overseas wearing Royals gear, you can send them to and we might be able to use them for a presentation during that day’s events. If not, Around the Horn is also working on a special post for that day and may post some of these photos right here. Please include the name of the person, hometown, where they are stationed and what branch they are in.

Thanks for your help.

Here’s tonight’s lineup:

DeJesus LF
Aviles SS
Grudzielanek 2B
Guillen RF
Butler DH
German 3B
Buck C
Gload 1B
Gathright CF

Davies P

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