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Photo gallery: Royals vs. Storm Chasers exhibition game

The Storm Chasers walked off with a 3-2 win over the big club in front of a sellout crowd in Omaha.

Sluggerrr made the trip to Omaha along with the Major League players for an exhibition matchup between Kansas City and Omaha.
Minda Haas Kuhlmann

While Jack Johnson took care of using his words to cover the exhibition game between the Royals and the Storm Chasers, I took pictures. Lots of them.

In 2018, the two teams hoped to meet up for an exhibition matchup, but that game was called off due to cold, rainy weather. However, at that time Royals general manager Dayton Moore said he wanted to try again, and he meant it.

From what I could tell, fans were torn as to which team to cheer for, and generally just cheered everyone. But when the Omaha side built up their chance to win in walkoff fashion in the 9th, the crowd was decidedly pro-Omaha.

In addition to big leaguers and likely Triple-A players, many lower minor leaguers were part of the day. In total, 52 players took part in the game in front of a record crowd of 9,351. Omaha manager Brian Poldberg said that since each of these players made the trip, he would use each of them. That meant taking out a cruising Jake Newberry in the top of the 9th to allow Tad Ratliff to get one more out for Omaha.

For additional photo coverage of the exhibition game, check out my full album here.