Hundreds of Kansas City Royals fans from around the area made their way to Salina’s Central Mall Tuesday to get a selfie with the trophy that capped off the 2015 World Series Championship run.
“I’ll keep it on my phone, maybe get it printed off …it’s definitely going on Facebook,” Kyle Burch of Salina said gazing down at a picture of him standing next to the gleaming trophy the Royals were handed after beating the New York Mets.
Sandra Uttley of Salina stood in line for over thirty minutes to get her chance to finish her journey, “I watched them win it and now I just want to see it up close,” she said.
Megan Johnson, a teacher at Lakewood Middle School
Royals mascot Sluggerrr was on hand to high five, fist bump and hug little fans in attendance, while Royals Historian KayCee brought his knowledge of the past and his big letter W.
KayCee tells KSAL News he’ll be very busy this season at the K hanging up everyone’s favorite letter after every win, “People want me to say 162, but we only have 81 home games. So I would be happy with about 75 wins this season,” he said.
The World Champions Trophy Tour heads to Wichita later today and will be in Hutchinson and Topeka on Wednesday before wrapping up the four state trip with four more stops in Missouri.