These are wild damn times we're in right now.
The best team in baseball comes to town, and the Royals are not prohibitive underdogs.
The Royals are the hottest team in baseball, having won 15 of their last 18, and with a win and a Detroit loss would seize first place in the AL Central.
Perhaps more interestingly, at least on a personal level, SungWoo Lee gets to throw out the first pitch tonight. His entire last week is difficult not to get emotional about, as Royals fans and the entire city have banded together to make his visit unforgettable. Need proof?
Meeting his favorite players at his field of dreams. #SungWooToKC #BeRoyalKC #brohugs pic.twitter.com/aNh0LxwDms— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 11, 2014
Tonight, Yordano Ventura faces off against Sonny Gray. Here are your lineups for this evening's tilt.
A's and #Royals lineups for the opener of a big set tonight at #TheK. pic.twitter.com/IHW0dVvn7k— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) August 11, 2014
It's getting harder and harder to be a cynical bastard with this SungWoo stuff going on.