KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the more interesting sights during this painful Royals' start to the 2012 season has been the scene in the Royals clubhouse afterward.
While it can be common practice for players to skirt the media during a losing spell, two Royals have been there waiting when the doors have opened for reporters to enter: third baseman Mike Moustakas and first baseman Eric Hosmer.
At ages 23 and 22, it just so happens Moustakas and Hosmer are two of the youngest Royals, and yet they already are showing signs of leadership - they have been there to face the music during the Royals' rough start.
In media circles, we call that being stand-up guys.
"Me and Hoz haven't planned that or talked about it," Moustakas said. "I don't know if it has been intentional. Not that we'd ever hide. But after tough losses, I know Hoz and me kind of sit in the clubhouse and just think about the game and what could have gone better.
"We're just reflecting on what happened. That's who we are...