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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Mike Moustakas reflects on mother’s passing after career day at plate | FOX Sports

But my, how she loved her son.

“Every day, I miss her,” Mike said. “It’s weird not being able to pick up the phone and call, hear her voice.

“I always let her know that anytime I did anything good, it was for her. Even if I didn’t do anything good, she was always proud of me. She’d let me know that I was still in the big leagues, to keep having fun going out there. That’s what was awesome about mom. She was always proud of me, no matter what happened.”

Last October, when Connie could not attend postseason games, she kept telling Mike, “I’ll be out there soon. When I can get up and walk around, I’ll be out there.”

She never made it, at least not in person. But on Saturday, when Mike hit a two-run single to tie the score, 4-4, he looked up and pointed to heaven with both arms after reaching second on the throw.

“She’s out there with me every day now,” Mike said. “She held up her end of bargain.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 13, 2015 at 01:35 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: human interest story, mike moustakas, royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The first batch of All-Star vote tallies are out and the Royals are dominating

Would be fitting if Royals fans stuffed the ballot for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Fans of the Kansas City Royals spent the early part of the season defending their team — either because they weren’t getting enough respect after their 2014 World Series run or because they were being painted as villains after they made the benches clear a few times.

Now, it appears Royals fans have focused their energy on another plight: making sure they dominate All-Star game voting. MLB released the first batch of AL vote tallies Tuesday and the Royals fans proved themselves the king and queen keyboard clackers, as five Royals would be starters if voting ended right now.

Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and overall vote leader Salvador Perez lead their positions. At the positions where Royals aren’t first, they’re second. Even Alex Rios, who has played just seven games this season is in sixth place for outfielders, ahead of Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista and Michael Brantley. Totally warranted, right?



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