July 6-8: Boston Red Sox
The 2017 AL East Champion Red Sox will roll into Kauffman in July featuring a haul of young talent. Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts are sure to put on a show, even if the hometown Royals have not had the season they hoped for up to this point. Their closer is a surefire Hall of Famer, and jersey shredder Chris Sale may see his way to the mound that weekend.
August 6-8: Chicago Cubs
The Cubbies last visited Kauffman in 2012, and the two teams have not met since early in the 2015 campaign. Therefore, this is sure to be a coveted matchup. Similar to the 2017 Astros, fans of the Kansas City Royals seemed to take a liking to the 2016 Cubs as they snapped their historic 108 year championship drought. This Cubs team is loaded, but with the future always being uncertain, be sure to get out to see young phenoms Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez play in person while you have the opportunity. They just added Yu Darvish to the rotation that already hosts Jose Quintana, Kyle Hendricks, and beloved 2014 Wild-Card game figure, Jon Lester.
Regardless of which game you pick, you are sure to get a treat in way of the pitching matchup. Kansas City favorite Ben Zobrist will return to the K for the first time since Game 2 of the 2015 World Series. As if you need another reason to attend this series, the Cubs and the Royals share one important trait – absolute disdain for the St. Louis Cardinals.
August 10-12: St. Louis Cardinals
Speaking of the Cardinals, they will come to town immediately following the Cubs, separated by only one off day. Kansas Citians despise St. Louis fans who herald Yadier Molina like he is the single greatest player to ever live. Okay, his career longevity at such a volatile position is incredibly impressive. *Please don’t come after me!* The Cardinals are ready for a pennant race in 2018, so be sure to help pack the K in blue to help throw a wrench into their playoff hopes.