Kansas City isn't exactly Tinseltown, so when the Rich and Famous swing by, it's news. Tuesday brought a double dose to The K.
The "local boy," if you will, was Carl Edwards. The NASCAR driver, a native of Columbia, Mo., and a former Mizzou undergrad, watched the Royals take batting practice and chatted with manager Ned Yost. He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Royals hosted the Rays.
Yost, a big NASCAR fan, plays in weekly fantasy NASCAR pools and drafts Edwards whenever he can. It's paid off with wins a couple of times, he said. And he admires Edwards for his physical abilities, which include his traditional back flip off his car at the finish line when he wins a race.
"He's a great athlete, actually," Yost said. "You got to be a great athlete when you go up against the guys he does on a weekly basis."
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