A Royals fan and collector who was in the right place at the right time wound up with a nice conversation piece Sunday night.
If you watched ESPN’s coverage of the Royals-Mets game in Kansas City, you may have seen KC starter Edinson Volquez pitching with a cap that was different than the one being worn his teammates. The special opening night uniform was supposed to include a cap with the “KC” in gold but Volquez grabbed a spring training model that simply had some gold trim.
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The announcers caught the mistake and at the end of the half-inning, he was given the right lid.
Jeremy Scheuch, a 36-year-old marketing rep from Chicago who is a big Royals fan and collector, was in the crowd. At first unaware of the mix up, Scheuch found out what had happened through Twitter. In the third inning, he decided to visit the stadium shop where the Royals sell game-used memorabilia and a stadium worker came in with a fresh supply of material.
“Here’s the cap he wore in the first inning,” was the comment that caught Scheuch’s attention. Needless to say, he snapped it up.
Paul Lukas wrote about the whole episode on ESPN.com.