KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kauffman Stadium is not a place where you typically hear fans boo anyone from the home team.
That's partly because of the courteous nature of Kansas Citians, and also because the Royals haven't been significant enough in the minds of fans here for them to care enough to boo.
But that has changed recently as the Royals hang on the fringe of the playoff race.
Last week, Royals utility infielder Elliot Johnson was booed loudly after letting a routine grounder go through his legs, leading to two unearned runs in a disheartening 5-2 loss to the Marlins. Johnson subsequently was released the next day.
On Tuesday night, second baseman Chris Getz got an earful of the hometown fans' wrath as well.
First, Getz got doubled up at first after a botched hit-and-run play in the third inning when Jamey Carroll flied out to center. Getz was off with the pitch and rounded second before realizing Carroll's short fly would be easily caught. He was an easy out trying to return to...