A Man with a Tail, a Crown and a 'Dream Job' as the Royals' Mascot
Ask a group of kids to name their favorite Kansas City Royal and Sluggerrr - the team’s mascot - will likely make the list. And why not? Players move around. Sluggerrr doesn’t. He’s been a constant presence since 1996. But who is Sluggerrr? And how did he get to the big leagues? Kansas Public Radio's Jim McLean tells us... and gets an answer to another question everyone asks: what’s it like in that giant lion’s costume on a 90 degree day?
Jim McLean reports for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service. Among other things, like this story, the Kansas News Service reports on health, the many factors that influence it and their connection to public policy. Discover more at ksnewsservice.org.