2.) Ned Yost is recovering
Like Moore, Ned Yost still finds himself a polarizing figure among Kansas City Royals fans. Some think the franchise won a World Series title in spite of him; others credit him with sticking with the young core of players through their early struggles. Whatever your opinion of him, it has to be considered good news that Yost is recovering well after a horrible fall on his property early this month.
The Royals manager, who is entering the final year of his contract, fell out of a deer stand on his Georgia property in early November. The accident could have proved fatal had Yost not had his cell phone and, obviously, reception. He broke his pelvis and four ribs in the fall, while also losing several pints of blood. According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, Yost returned home from Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital on Nov. 12.
Fans might not be thrilled Yost will return for 2018, or they might be looking forward to his possible retirement next winter. But given what he has gone through, and will still have to do to be ready for spring training, Yost should receive a warm welcome on Opening Day. He and his family will no doubt mention how thankful they are that he’s still around this Thanksgiving. Royals supporters should feel the same way.