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Royals’ Francoeur wins over fans

April 12, 2012

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— Pizza delivery, courtesy of Jeff Francoeur.

The Kansas City Royals’ right fielder had 20 personal pizzas delivered Wednesday to a small but animated group of Oakland Athletics fans in section 149 of the Coliseum.

The gesture came a day after the second annual “Bacon Tuesday,” as it has become known. Last year, Francoeur tossed a ball wrapped in a $100 bill into the elevated bleacher seats above his outfield spot, instructing fans to use it to buy bacon or beer.

They now love Francoeur and cheer him at every chance.

“Baseball is fun. We can take it too serious sometimes,” Francoeur said before the game. “This is something more than just baseball.”

Comments

Bob Harvey 2 years ago

As odd as all of this sounds i am glad he plays for us. We always hear the negative about players and that baseball is nothing but a big ugly business. What a treat to hear that folks can still have fun going out to the ballbark, having nothing to do with our team vs yours.

Nice job Jeff, you just may have convinced me to accept major league baseball again.

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