RC presents the Royals 2006 away jerseys...
Well, you knew we couldn't stay away too long. In Dick Kaegel's Mailbag column on kcroyals.com today, a fan asked him if he knew anything about the Royals new uniforms. To this, Kaegel replied:
We've received a lot of inquiries about this. However, the club is keeping everything hush-hush until an unveiling, probably in January. Hint: the uniforms will have a more traditional look.
This is getting ridiculous. The organization and media act as though the new uniforms are a big secret, but RC has known the details for months through very little prying. And even more interesting, the Royals seem to undermine their own efforts to keep this secret by actually publishing photos and videos of the players in their new digs! For instance, if you want to know what the new home uniforms will look like, all you have to do is go to kcroyals.com and click on John Buck's "message of thanks to Royals fans" to see a video of Buck wearing the new home uniform.
The new road uniforms can be viewed almost as easily. First, here's a glimpse:
John Buck models the new road uniform at a Union Station event.
So, how did we come across this information? The above photo is included on the Royals' 2006 Ticket Information Brochure! Check it out:
RC correspondent Chris Ray brought this to our attention, and sure enough, Buck's jersey in the photo is a perfect match to what we'd heard the new road uniforms would look like. So there you have it, Royals fans. The only new jersey yet to be publicly unveiled by the Royals is the black alternate, but we already know it will have "Kansas City" in script across the chest, rather than "Royals."
Funny that some people are still referring to the new uniforms as a "secret."