1) Could Hanging With The Prez Trigger A Second Half Run?
The Royals have been looking for something to turn around their season after the Indians went on a 13-game run in June. The KC Royals have been looking up in the standings every since, and now find themselves trailing the Indians by 8.0 games.
That lead isn’t insurmountable, but the Kansas City Royals will probably need a hot streak similar to the ones that kicked off the second half in 2013 and 2014.
Maybe, just maybe, hanging with President Barak Obama in the White House on their off day Thursday afternoon can provide that turning point they’ve been looking for since June.
What the KC Royals really could use is another Raul Ibanez speech, but they’re no longer a young team that doesn’t know what they can do on the big stage. The 2016 Kansas City Royals are defending World Champions who have won 22 post-season games since Ibanez fired up the clubhouse by telling them they needed to believe in themselves.
In 2016, the KC Royals are a team that looks like they need an infusion of energy to carry them through the final two months of the season. Who knows, having the most powerful man in the world telling them how inspiring they were in 2015 just might have reminded the KC Royals what they can do.