KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than 40,000 people packed Kauffman Stadium to cheer for the reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals on Opening Day. One little boy made the most of the beginning of baseball season, despite not having a ticket.
Seven-year-old Alex Andrew had to rely on his radio in the parking lot for a play-by-play account of the Royals 10-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
“Normally we always have Opening Day tickets,” Alex’s dad, Corey, said.
But this year, an unexpected surgery for one of Alex’s older brothers meant they couldn’t afford tickets for the whole family.
“They all play baseball, they all love baseball. They love the Royals,” Corey said. “We still make the best of it because we’re from Kansas City and we love Kansas City, so win or lose, we still love them.”
A passionate fan, Alex didn’t let the rain or mud ruin his good time, confident that the boys in blue would come away with a win.
“I like to see the Royals hit a home run,” Alex said, on a day where third baseman Mike Moustakas and new outfielder Alex Rios both hit balls that left the yard.
With 80 more games to play during the regular season at The K, Alex’s dad said he's confident they’ll make it inside to at least one.