Tom Watson, 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, took in Game 2 of the World Series last night to support his beloved Kansas City Royals.
Watson, a longtime Royals fan through thick and thin, was donning a Royals hat and jacket. He took this photo with actor Paul Rudd, former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt:
Watson had to be happy with Wednesday night's outcome, as the Royals knotted the World Series 1-1 with the San Francisco Giants.
Here's an excerpt from Watson's February 2014 Captain's Blog, where he wrote about the Royals before the season even started:
Lastly, being a big fan of baseball and the Kansas City Royals, I'm excited that Spring Training is here. I'm going to Spring Training again this year in Surprise, Ariz., to see the Royals on my way out to the Toshiba Classic in California.
I'm interested in seeing a young pitcher the Royals have named Yordano Ventura. He was invited to Spring Training last year and got called up to the Royals in September. Ned Yost, the Royals manager, said that an umpire came up to him after one of Ventura's outings and asked, "Who is this guy?" He's been known to get his fastball up around 102-103 mph. He's also got a big hook that he can control. He could be the pitcher of the future for the Royals and might even start this year. He's a player to watch and one I'm looking forward to seeing.
I hope the Royals can improve on their 86-76 season last year as the playoffs are but a distant memory. Go blue.
Ventura turned out to be pretty darned good. He led the Royals with a 3.20 ERA in the regular season with a 14-10 record.
And, as Watson hoped, the Royals improved on the 2013 record, going 89-73 with a chance to win the World Series for the first time since 1985.