KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two Royals fans who made the big board and national television over the weekend because of the terrifically daring and ridiculous way they dressed for a Royals/Yankees game, explained to FOX 4 Morning News viewers on Monday: WHY?
John Stoner, who only identified himself as a Royals fan and a consultant, and his friend Paul Long, another Royals fan and a motivational speaker, went to the Royals game at Kauffman Stadium dressed in onesies (or wrestling singlets) with a cat face on the front because, as the kids liked to say, YOLO! (You-Only-Live-Once).
Although he avoided looking straight into the camera as much as his motivational pal, John Stoner was actually the one who came up with the idea.
Stoner said he was on the internet, found the cat onesie, which claimed to fit up to a 275 lb man.
Stoner had to test it out, so he bought a pair for himself and one for Long, and the rest is history.
Stoner and Long say that despite rumors, it had nothing to do with Derek Jeter and their support of Jeter. They are Royals fans, they say.
"Jeter was an afterthought. We were there supporting the Royals. We've been diehard fans since Day One," said Long. "We thought if we got the Derek Jeter sign up there, we'd make the news," he said.
Their signs said: "One classic cat" and "Right MEOW" and "We're not KITTEN" and "No Horsin' Around" (as they were standing next to another pal with a horsehead covering his face.)
(And.... now you know the story!)
— Kenny Holding (@KHolding_SP) June 8, 2014