KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Country music star, The XFACTOR winner, and Kansas City Royals fan Tate Stevens is out at the ballpark with thousands of other baseball fans.
He'll sing the national anthem at the home opener and says he's thrilled.
"It's an honor to sing the national anthem today, opening day at the K. It's a big deal for me and my family," Stevens said. "I remember as a kid, playing little league baseball, getting to walk around the edge, they announced all the teams," he said. "I got to watch Bo Jackson break a bat here. Love it . Love it."
Royals teammates Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur also talked to FOX 4 about their excitement for this day.
"It's fun anytime you pull up and see the fans, the excitement here. Like I said, for the last two years there was excitement... blah blah blah... This year we have a good team and I can honestly say that and we have a chance to battle for a playoff spot and I like our chances," said Jeff Francoeur, Royals right fielder.
"Now that the day's finally here we're excited to get the first one out of the way. Hopefully put on a good show for the fans out there and get them excited for the season," said Eric Hosmer, Royals first baseman.
First pitch is set for 3:10 p.m. FOX 4 will have continuing coverage of this fun day in KC.
More excitement from tailgating fans here: