KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fans packed into entertainment districts like Westport and Power and Light on Friday night to watch the Royals, but one fan was not, because he's nowhere near old enough to be in a bar.
But don't let Lucas Dame's age fool you. He's a couple of months short of his fourth birthday, but can drop knowledge about the Boys in Blue well beyond his years.
His stack of baseball cards are in plastic because most of them are signed by the players. He isn't just a fan, he's a baseball monster
“We go to the games together people, can’t believe I’d pay so much for a ticket to take him to a World Series game, but he’s my monster. We go, we have fun,” Lucas’ mom, Lori Dame, said.
For as long as she can remember, it's always been about baseball.
“When he counted it was Dyson, Escobar, Yost, Gordon, instead of 1, 2, 3, 4,” she said.
Lucas is always Royalling at home looking through his binders of cards, or in the car with his mom.
“He was in back seat of the car in drive-thru, I’m trying to order and he's like, ‘I will take a Cain, a Gordon and a taco. That's a six and a four, mom, if you didn't know.’ And I’m like thanks,” Lori said.
It's all about baseball for Lucas, from his baseball bed, to his baseball collection on his dresser. And even though he gets a little shy when strangers try to quiz him, sometimes he will take a moment to amaze you, rattling off players’ names and numbers, even ones from years past like #16 Bo Jackson.
He was quick to point out that #16 now belongs to Billy Butler.