Found August 08, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Your browser does not support iframes. If there were more players like Jeff Francoeur across professional sports, the in-stadium experience would be a lot more enjoyable for fans. Francoeur is a master of coming up with creative ways to interact with fans at the ballpark, and he was back at it again this week. During a game against the White Sox on Tuesday, the Royals right fielder went into the corner to chase a foul ball. The ball ended up making its way into the seats, but Francoeur figured he might as well enjoy a snack since he already had to lean over the railing. He dug his hand right into a fan’s bucket of popcorn and walked away chuckling. While the group of fans who received $100 from Francoeur for drinks during a game or the ones who got free pizza were a bit luckier than this fan, it’s still a pretty cool story to share with your friends.

Francoeur steals fan's popcorn after chasing foul ball

Jeff Francoeur is probably best known for his free-swinging ways at the plate, but he seems equally agressive when it comes to snacks. Francoeur wandered over to the right field stands in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game in the hopes of making a play on a foul ball. He wasn't able to make the catch, but he did grab an opportunity to steal a quick bite to eat. "Frenchy...

Jeff Francoeur steals fan's popcorn

For most Major League Baseball players, they usually wait till after the game to grab a snack or two but Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur got some popcorn during the game.It happened in the eighth inning of last night's Chicago White Sox/Kansas City Royals game as Francoeur attempted to chase down a foul ball.Watch as Jeff takes some kernels from one of the fan'...

Jeff Francoeur helps himself to fan's popcorn (Video)

Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur helped himself to a fan's popcorn during Tuesday night's game at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox. Francoeur chased a foul ball to the right field corner, and realized as he reached the stands that he couldn't get it. However, he also realized that he needed a snack and grabbed a few pieces of popcorn...

VIDEO: Francoeur steals some popcorn

Jeff Francoeur of the Kansas City Royals has been a pretty generous guy in 2012. We’ve heard of him giving out money in his “Frenchy Quarter” section at Kaufmann Stadium. He even bought pizza for fans in Oakland. Unfortunately Tuesday night he got hungry during the Royals game vs the Chicago White Sox, which means it was time to collect. After chasing a foul ball he decided...

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Jeff Francouer admits role in the ‘Great Popcorn Heist at Cellular Field’ (video)

Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francouer finally fessed up and admitted his role in the “Great Popcorn Heist at Cellular Field” that occurred Tuesday during a game against the White Sox in Chicago. He had little choice but to cop to his part in the caper, as cameras captured his sticky-fingered act of popcorn [...]

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Guthrie (1-3) got his first win with the Royals and improved to 4-12 overall since arriving in a late July trade with Colorado. He struck out five and walked none. His last victory...

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Videos you need to watch yesterday

If you haven't already, of course. :) Attention fans: Your popcorn is not safe from Jeff Francoeur - I miss this goofball. Intentional Talk: Brian McCann Email from MLBN: I thought you might be interested in this humorous interview with Brian McCann on Friday’s “Intentional Talk.” Speaking via Ballpark Cam at Turner Field to Chris Rose and Kevin Millar, McCann discussed...
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