Andy Reid Picked by Royals For Opening Day Honor

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will throw out the first pitch for the Royals on Opening Day
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will throw out the first pitch for the Royals on Opening Day / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals start their 2024 season on Thursday, March 28 at 3:10 PM against the Minnesota Twins with sky-high expectations for a step forward relative to recent years.

Cole Ragans takes the hill hoping to compete for the Cy Young, but he won't be the first person to throw a pitch from the mound at Kauffman Stadium this season.

Instead, that honor belongs to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who will throw the ceremonial first pitch in an honor bestowed by the organization.

Andy Reid Tabbed to Throw Opening Day First Pitch for Royals

Reid deserves the honor in what will be a celebration of a golden era of sports in Kansas City. The Chiefs have three Super Bowl rings under Reid, including two straight, and look poised to compete for the NFL's first ever three-peat.

The Royals, meanwhile, have a great foundation with plans for a new ballpark and a definitive face of the franchise after Bobby Witt Jr.'s record-breaking contract extension.

Kansas City could compete for an AL Central title as soon as this year, making Reid the perfect person to throw the first pitch as the most successful coach in the city for quite some time.

With fans desperate for competitive baseball once again, this is shaping up to be a special year in Kansas City.

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