South Korean Fan Getting The Royal Treatment
Associated Press - August 7, 2014 3:57 am
Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A South Korean who has been communicating with Kansas City baseball fans online during games for years is getting the royal treatment in his first visit to the city.
The Kansas City Star reports Sung Woo Lee of Seoul has been a Royals fan since the 1990’s and watches as many games as he can, despite a 14 hour time difference from Kansas City.
He was welcomed at Kansas City International Airport Tuesday by a group of fans who have set up an itinerary that includes five Royals games, including Monday when he will throw out the first pitch before the Oakland game.
He’s also slated to attend Thursday’s Kansas City Chiefs game and travel to Arkansas to see the team’s Class AA affiliate, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.