Kansas City Royals: Top Moments of 2017 Season
9.) Jarrod Dyson Returns to Standing Ovation
This is the kind of thing Kansas City Royals fans are dreading seeing next year. Unfortunately, it’s likely to happen several times. Whether it’s to welcome back Hosmer, Cain, Mike Moustakas or one of the other major free agents, it’s a moment fans aren’t excited about.
Regardless, it’s hard not to feel a sense of pride in the way fans greeted Jarrod Dyson upon his return to Kauffman Stadium. The odd man out in the Kansas City outfield, Dyson had several big moments in his time with the Royals. His most memorable including stealing third base and scoring the tying run in the ninth inning of the 2014 Wild Card Game and scoring the go-ahead run in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series.
Dyson gave a point to the Kansas City Royals dugout, tipped his cap to the crowd and promptly singled to right field.
It took until Aug. 3 for Seattle to make its way to Kansas City, but the game was well worth the wait. When Dyson stepped up to the plate in the top of the second inning, the vast majority of the crowd rose to its feet. Dyson gave a point to the Kansas City Royals dugout, tipped his cap to the crowd and promptly singled to right field.
Dyson, who earned a spot on our countdown of the all-time best Royals outfielders, ended up with the Mariners in a trade for starting pitcher Nate Karns during the offseason. Similar returns are likely to repeated several times over in 2018. The only question is what players will be tipping their caps at The K.