If you read the KC Star, or saw the video clip of George Brett, you may have found some people are getting a little pi**** off about what's going on at Kauffman Stadium. Let me explain. (Oh, Ralph, would you please??)
George Brett lashed into Kansas City sportscasters Jack Harry, Roger Twibell, Kevin Keitzman and Dave Stewart Monday about their criticism of manager Trey Hillman. I can't even come close to what Brett said to KSHB sports reporter Leon Liebl, but I'm sure you'll find it on NBCActionNews.com or even YouTube by now. His tirade was delivered to Liebl at a charity golf tournament and replayed complete with all the bleeps on KSHB, the Kansas City NBC affiliate and all around the nation by now.
George Brett delivers his tirade Monday to KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Courtesy KSHB
George's tirade came the day after two people were charged in a brawl in, for Gosh's sakes, of all places, the children's play area in the outfield of Kauffman Stadium. There were so many f-bombs yelled around those poor small children, they may be scarred for life. It all started when James Mela's wife tried to take a picture of her child, just as Ronika Brooks walked in front of her posed picture. Mrs. Mela called her a dirty name with a racial slur.. Brooks and two guys started beating up the Melas, and James spit in Ronika's face as the brawl was on. Mr. Mela and Ms. Brooks were even arrested and charged with violating city ordinances. Fans said the Royals security guards were nowhere to be found. Toby Cook of the Royals said 250 security personnel worked Sunday's game against the Orioles.
So.. I digress.. last night against the Indians, the Royals pulled off a miracle finish that has George Brett and even the angriest fan cheering at the top of their lungs. KC won 6-5 after Willie Bloomquist's sac fly RBI brought David DeJesus home from third in the 9th. That should stop the Royals fans from cursing at each other! So if you're going on the Royals bus tour with Raubin, Megan, Dave and Drew tomorrow.. watch your back.. but watch the game! Have fun. rh