KANSAS CITY, Mo. We know Jeremy Guthrie spent two years on a Mormon mission. We know he digs bikes. We know he takes the environment seriously.
Himself? Not so much.
On Friday, the newest Kansas City Royal tweeted this: "I just told Dayton Moore on phone that the 1st player I would've chose for HR Derby would've been Billy Butler."
Oh, you cad.
"You know, I like the powder blue tops," said Guthrie, who's slated to make his Royals pitching debut Sunday against Minnesota, just two days after being acquired in a trade from the Colorado Rockies. "That's a nice way to start. I'm excited about that."
We know Royals fans are excited, too in a Man-I'm-Glad-You're-Not-Jonathan-Sanchez sort of way. Pretty much all Guthrie, who sports a 4.37 career ERA despite being abused in the mountains (1-5 in seven Denver starts), has to do is a.) throw strikes; and b.) look like he halfway cares, and the locals will shower him with the kind of love they normally roll out for Butler after an All-...