A Royal Brunch: Lorde Inspired By Royals, Yordano Ventura for Rookie of the Year
By David Hill
By now, you have probably heard the song ‘Royals’ by Lorde, as it is seemingly everywhere (if not, click here). Even I have heard this song, and my fiance claims I live under a rock when it comes to pop culture. Despite the tune being a song about the aristocracy, the Kansas City Royals managed to inspire the latest pop sensation.
"“I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs,” she told VH1. “He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’ It was just that word. It’s really cool.”"
One of the signs that a team is starting to become successful is brand recognition. It is how people that have never even seen a baseball game know who the Yankees and Red Sox are, while less successful teams are met with blank stares when they are mentioned. Lorde may not know exactly who the Royals are right now, but the team is starting to get some exposure. Hopefully, a sustained run of success can make the Royals as big of a ticket as they were during their heyday.
In other Royals news:
Grading on the Curve took a look at potential 2014 Rookie of the Year candidates, and projected what Yordano Ventura may do over a full season.
The latest site to fall under the Fansided umbrella, Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks, looked at where the best place would be for Carlos Beltran to end up from a fantasy baseball standpoint. Alas, it was not the Royals.
The Royals announced that pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise, AZ on February 14th to begin Spring Training, as well as their schedule, which kicks off with a game against their co-tenants, the Texas Rangers. Only 87 more days until the Royals are back on the field, and an end to winter will be in sight.