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The Royals Hall of Fame opens FRIDAY – here's a sneak peek!

Frank.JPGThe Royals will dedicate the new Royals Hall of Fame with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:05 on Friday.  After the brief ceremony, the Hall of Fame will be open to fans.  No separate ticket is required for the Hall of Fame for fans with game tickets.  Fans will be admitted every 15 minutes in groups of 40 to tour the Hall of Fame, which features interactive displays and exhibits that chronicle Kansas City’s baseball history from 1884 to the present. 


George with Kevin Uhlich.JPGThe Royals Hall of Fame will be open during all home games and will operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the baseball season.  On Thursday, there was a media tour and a reception for the Hall of Fame Classic.  Royals photographer Chris Vleisides snapped a few pictures of Royals greats George Brett and Frank White as they took their first glimpses at the new displays.  They say pictures are worth a thousand words…or in this case, 3,154…the number of hits George had, and the number of baseballs in this display.

Thursday lineup: DeJesus in center, Guillen in left

The Royals open a four-game series at Fenway Park tonight.  David DeJesus will make his first appearance of 2009 in center field.  Jose Guillen will shift to left field.

DeJesus – CF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Guillen – LF

Teahen – 3B

Jacobs – DH

Olivo – C

Callaspo – 2B

Freel – RF

Hochevar – P

Tuesday lineup: Freel makes his KC debut

DeJesus – LF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Teahen – 3B

Guillen – RF

Jacobs – DH

Callaspo – 2B

Olivo – C

Freel – CF

Chen – P

Fourth of July photo recap

July 4 Flyover.jpgRoyals photographer Chris Vleisides sent us pictures from KC’s 6-4 win on the Fourth of July.  Yes, your Boys in Blue are wearing red hats (to honor veterans).  Thank you to the Missouri National Guard’s 139th Air Wing, which provided an incredible pregame flyover.

 

 

 

 

Hochevar July 4.jpg 
Brayan Pena HR July 4.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday lineup: Teahen hitting fourth

DeJesus – LF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Teahen – 3B

Guillen – RF

Jacobs – DH

Callaspo – 2B

Olivo – C

Maier – CF

Meche – P

Picollo to chat on Tuesday at royals.com

Tomorrow you can ask J.J. Picollo about his thoughts on the 2009 First Year Player Draft and Kansas City’s minor league system.  Picollo, KC’s Assistant General Manager-Scouting & Player Development, joined the Royals in 2006 as Director of Player Development.  He has been in charge of the Royals minor league system since that time and 2009 was his first year to oversee Kansas City’s draft process. 

The chat starts a bit earlier this month – at noon.  Have your questions ready and log on to royals.com!

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

Alex in Omaha and Trey Hillman Pregame Media Session

Alex is back, just not here (yet)

Third baseman Alex Gordon is back, he’s just not in Kansas City…yet.  Gordon has been out since April 15 after surgery for torn cartilage in his hip, but continues his long awaited comeback tonight for the Triple-A affiliate, Omaha Royals.  “There is no pain to report of in his hip at the present moment, the swinging of a bat is not a problem, however, running and moving laterally is still a tedious and difficult process we are working through,” says Manager Trey Hillman.  “Running on the base paths seems to be the biggest hurdle we have to overcome with Alex, that and regaining the ability to maneuver comfortably.”  We certainly hope for an exciting and special homecoming tonight for Alex in his home state of Nebraska.

Baseball is FUN-damental

There seemed to be an emphasis put on the fundamentals of baseball today during afternoon practice.  With numerous blunders in the field and on the bases in recent weeks, Hillman made it especially clear that the fundamental mistakes that are continuing to hamstring this club are unacceptable and discouraging at the same time.  “On a scale of 1-10, I would say the mistakes that are being made are a 10 on the difficult to handle scale. This game isn’t without challenges, I know not every team can play fundamentally sound baseball like the Minnesota Twins, but you still have to work extremely hard at the basics of game, as you can see, it can cost you games.” said Hillman.

 

Friday lineup: Greinke, Buck Night, Fireworks

DeJesus – LF

Bloomquist – 3B

Butler – 1B

Guillen – RF

Olivo – C

Jacobs – DH

Callaspo – 2B

Hernandez – SS

Maier – CF

Greinke – P

Royals Hall of Fame Classic Online Auction

The Royals Hall of Fame Classic is coming up on July 17.  A team of Royals greats, led by Willie Wilson, will take on a team of former MLB stars headlined by Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on a few unique auction items for the event.  You (or someone of your choice) could be the honorary first or third base coach or a bat boy/bat girl for the event!  The package includes the opportunity to be on the field for the Hall of Fame Classic plus the chance to participate in pre and post game activities with the players, including a special reception on July 16.  For the kids (12 and up) there is a chance to be the honorary bat boy/bat girl at the game.  You will be instructed by the bat boys from the 1985 World Series team!

Bid today at royals.com!

http://royals.auction.mlb.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/CategoryDisplay?cgmenbr=33308339&cgrfnbr=36815

Thursday lineup: White Sox in town

7:10 game tonight at Kauffman Stadium…come on out to watch the White Sox and Royals!  Friday night is Buck Night plus the Independence Weekend Fireworks Spectacular.  Here’s your Kansas City lineup:

DeJesus – LF

Bloomquist – SS

Butler – 1B

Guillen – RF

Teahen – 3B

Olivo – C

Jacobs – DH

Callaspo – 2B

Maier – CF

Chen – P

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