May 18-20: New York Yankees
Is there anything Kansas City Royals fans love to do more than hate the New York Yankees? If there is, they are few and far between. The rivalry formed and peaked decades ago, but the feelings have lingered. Even if you do not care about the long ball, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge teaming up is special. Also, their bullpen full of All-Stars and flamethrowers is claimed by many in the media to be one of the best of all time. Royals fans know a dominant bullpen when they see one. You be the judge.
June 15-17: Houston Astros
It seemed as if many Royals fans took a liking to the Astros during their postseason run in 2017. Whether it was due more to their collection of talent or because it felt like watching the 2015 Royals again is unclear, but the weekend series in June will be a fun one. Young superstars Carlos Correa, George Springer, and Alex Bregman will come to Kauffman feeling confident behind that lethal rotation. Finally, who does not love Jose Altuve?