Kansas City Royals Rewind: The Fans are Right
By David Hill
Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
1. The Kansas City Royals fanbase
It is not a frequent occurrence when an entire fanbase draws national attention, especially when they are not the subject of an unfortunate incident either on the field or in a parking lot. However, the Kansas City Royals fans have managed to do just that by doing what they are supposed to do – vote for the All-Star Game.
The reason for the ire among baseball is that the Royals currently (at least, until the voting results are announced later today) have seven players starting in the All-Star Game. The two that are not, Alex Rios and Omar Infante, are second in the ballot. Needless to say, some people around baseball are not happy.
Well, too bad. If the fans do not want to see the All Royals All-Star Game, they could vote as well. No one is forcing them not to. Maybe, just maybe, the Royals brand of speed and defense has captured the imagination of the nation, and the fans actually *want* to see the Royals take on the National League.
Maybe it is upsetting to some, but the Kansas City Royals fanbase has done exactly what they need to be doing. Hopefully, this will lead to an all blue MidSummer Classic.