Turns out this season wasn't one of "rebuilding" but instead proved to be an overwhelming disaster. And so, in order to salvage some sense of dignity and offer fans hope for the future. The home team has granted a local hero the opportunity of a lifetime.
Even better, there's real risk with this decision. The Kansas City Royals could ruin this guy's baseball future by hastening his trip to the majors and a tough entry into the big leagues threatens to destroy the guy's lifelong dream.
Or he could become the next Kansas City legend.
Either way, it's one of the few things worth watching at the K for the remainder of the season . . .
Royals to call up Bubba Starling