Found February 03, 2014 on Los That Sports Blog:

Tweet   With last night’s Super Bowl bringing to an end the 2013 NFL season the thoughts of many will be switching to baseball soon. Pitchers and catchers report later this week for a couple of teams and before the end of the month position players will be present for workouts. With a new season on the horizon the Kansas City Royals are launching a new ad campaign. “Be Royal” is a phrase you can expect to see and hear often this season if you’re a Royals fan and takes over for last season’s “Come to Play.” Among the places you can expect the slogan to appear are billboards, like this fantastic one.   Remember the award-winning Shields/Perez billboards on I-35 last yr? Check out what's in store this year. #BeRoyalKC — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 3, 2014   Seriously, that’s just great. The Kansas City Royals were a pleasant surprise in 2013, finishing third in the American League Central Division with an 86-76 record. The win total represented their most since 92 victories in 1989. The Royals will play their first spring training game February 27 versus the Texas Rangers. They get things going for real with a visit to Detroit for the first of a three-game series March 31.


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