Ned Yost is a pretty good professional baseball manager. He’s also, as it turns out, a pretty hilarious guy.
Yost has the Kansas City Royals back in the postseason for the first time in 29 years, and one game away from their first World Series title since 1985. That dream almost was dashed by the Oakland Athletics in the very first game of the playoffs, which would have been unfortunate, because A’s pitcher Jon Lester would have given him a lot of grief when he got back to the farm.
Yes, Yost owns a farm, and yes, it’s right down the street from Lester’s farm in Georgia. But that’s not all. Apparently Yost and Lester share the same farmhand — the two also are hunting buddies — and the Royals skipper had an awesome story to tell about a recent “incident” that took place just before their Wild Card game.
That was a pretty bold move by Yost, whose team trailed by as many as three runs before winning a 9-8 thriller in 12 innings. Then again, we’re talking about a guy who spent a summer building his strength by scrubbing pots at KFC and who wears No. 3 to honor his good friend, late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt.
If Yost and the Royals knock off the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 on Wednesday night, there should be quite the celebration on the farm in Georgia. Although we doubt Lester will be joining in.
h/t MLB’s Cut4
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