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The FOX Sports Kansas City broadcast team will have their third “out of the booth” broadcast tonight. Look for Ryan Lefebvre in left field near the DRI-DUCK seats, while Frank White will report from the Hall of Fame.
Last night, FOX Sports Kansas City announcers Ryan Lefebvre and Frank White left their normal perch on the broadcast level of Kauffman Stadium for a view from the Pepsi Party Porch. Team photographer Chris Vleisides stopped by for a few pictures. FSKC will be outside again on Sunday, this time broadcasting from the Bud Light Party Deck on the roof of Rivals in right field. Look for Ryan and Frank on the Party Deck on Sunday as the Royals battle St. Louis!
Ryan Lefebvre and his Footprints Foundation will host Gloves for Kids tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 119th and Nall.
Fans who donate at least $20 toward new baseball gloves for underprivileged youth baseball players can receive autographs from select Royals players. Fans who donate at least $20 will receive a $5 certificate for Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as a special ticket offer. Sluggerrr will also be there!
Players scheduled to appear include pitchers Brian Bannister, Kyle Davies and Luke Hochevar; catchers John Buck and Brayan Pena; infielders Billy Butler, Tony Pena, Jr. and Mark Teahen; and outfielders David DeJesus and Mitch Maier.
Greetings Royals fans! Hopefully a few of you are reading this from sunny Surprise, Arizona, where the temperature is expected to top 80 today. What a crazy week in Kansas City…70+ degrees for our stadium tour on Wednesday (check out the pictures), and now, we have one of our larger snowfalls of the winter!
Kansas City hosts San Diego at Surprise Stadium today (2:05 Central, 1:05 local). Today’s game can be heard on 610 Sports in Kansas City and on royals.com with a subscription to Gameday Audio. Steve Stewart and Ryan Lefebvre will call the action while Don Free runs the controls. Brian Bannister makes his spring debut on his 28th birthday. Here’s the lineup:
Crisp – CF
Aviles – SS
DeJesus – LF
Guillen – DH
Jacobs – 1B
Gordon – 3B
Teahen – 2B
Buck – C
Duarte – RF
Bannister – RHP
Hochevar – RHP
Gobble – LHP
DiNardo – LHP
Cortes – RHP
Waechter – RHP
Colon – RHP
Yesterday, Zack Greinke (above right) pitched two perfect innings as KC beat the Giants 6-1.
We also want to point out the 2009 promotions, special events, and ticket initiatives. Fan favorites such as Buck Night and Hy-Vee/Pepsi Fireworks Fridays are back. In addition, the Royals will have two Girls’ Night Out events and plenty of great giveaways! Single game tickets go on sale to the general public next Saturday, so scope the promotions list and mark your top events now! Click here for the complete list that was released today!
A 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!
Later, 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!
Finally, 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.
Fox Sports Kansas City will preview your 2009 Royals and recap the recent Fanfest, Awards Night and Caravan trips in two 30-minute specials airing throughout January and February.
The shows will recap the Royals offseason events and update fans on renovations at Kauffman Stadium. In addition, Fox Sports Kansas City will preview the 2009 season via interviews with Royals players, including the team’s offseason additions.
Fox Sports Kansas City’s Joel Goldberg hosts the shows, with contributions from Ryan Lefebvre and Frank White. Check your local listings!
Royals FanFest Specials on Fox Sports Kansas City (times central)
Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Monday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 1)
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10:15 p.m. (episode 2) *K-State viewing areas only
Friday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 2)
Sunday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. (episode 2)
Monday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 2)
Thursday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. (episode 1)
Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. (episode 1)
Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 2)
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)
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.
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.