Kansas City Royals: Five Keys to Winning Cleveland Series

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 24: Whit Merrifield
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KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 15: Salvador Perez
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No. 5 Relax and Have Fun

I know this sounds like advice for your child’s Little League team, but it makes sense to say with it being Players Weekend around MLB.

It’s a first-of-its-kind event where players themselves get to decided (within reason) what they can wear across the back of their jersey, among other things. The uniforms and hats have also been re-designed for the weekend.

It’s an obvious ploy to get fans to spend money on more specialty gear, but one that seems to have excited players across the league. Some Kansas City Royals players were more creative than others when choosing their nicknames.

But it’s still a good reminder that baseball—at its core—is supposed to be fun.

In the midst of an incredibly tight Wild Card race and still clinging to hopes of a true Central Division race, this weekend is one of the most important the Kansas City Royals will have the rest of the season.

They need to treat it as such, but they also need to remember (as do fans) that it’s just a game. Well, in this case, it’s just three games. Three games that could go a long way in determining how the Kansas City Royals finish in the standings.

Next: Royals Firmly in the Playoff Hunt

Buckle up. This should be a fun weekend.