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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- We've been waiting 5 months to say this: Baseball is back!

The Mayor got the ball rolling at Union Station Sunday morning.

And Kansas City is welcoming the start of the season in a truly unique fashion. For the reigning World Series champions, no simple ceremonial first pitch would do.

The first pitch is making its way from Union Station, tossed from Royals fan to Royals fan, more than 9 miles all the way to Kauffman Stadium.

It's an event called Relay the Way, and more than 2,500 people are signed up to participate. The event is one last way to celebrate a world championship before the season starts and the Royals begin the long road (hopefully) to a repeat.

Participants also donated $30 each to benefit the Urban Youth Baseball Academy.

FOX 4 is live at the event, where Royals fans are literally lining up to show their love for their boys in blue.


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