KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It took awhile for Rex Hudler to feel this way, but after his first year -- a sometimes rocky year -- in the Royals' television broadcast booth, he now feels like he belongs.
"I feel comfortable and I feel at home," Hudler said by phone Thursday. "I love Kansas City. And now I want to officially make it home."
So much so that Hudler intends to move his family from California to Kansas City this off-season.
"My kids, they need some Midwest," Hudler said. "I really believe that. They need a good education that Kansas City can provide. They need to meet these wonderful people. Weather isn't everything."
Hudler has three boys ages 8, 11 and 15. He also has a daughter enrolled at Kansas.
"I'm ready to make the move," he said. "I spent last year here pretty much alone and that allowed me to really get to know the community. I got out there and had dinners and talked to the fans and really tried to get involved. Now I want to be here full-time with my family. I don...