Diehard sports fans are a unique breed, to say the least. Royals superfan Jimmy Faseler really loves his team and he’s not afraid to prove it In a big way.
During the sixth inning of the Royals game Monday, Faseler found a cameraman roaming the stands for Jumbotron material. He got the cameraman’s attention and the rest will live in sports infamy.
The second Faseler appeared on the Jumbotron, he began to dance. Well, not dance, so much as shake every bit of his 6-foot-2, 300 pound frame. The results were hypnotizing.
Kansas City was so hypnotized, they fetched Faseler from his seat and had him perform an encore with Sluggerrr, the team’s mascot.
After the game, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer said, “Cleveland’s got the guy with the drum in left field. This is our guy. We need to bring him back. He’s got phenomenal moves for a big guy. He’s got good core stability. He was really doing it.”
So, what did the Royals superfan have to say for himself? When reached by phone, he said, “One of the most important things about a dancer is being in control of every extremity. I would consider that the fifth extremity.”
If that’s true, maybe Faseler should get dance lessons because it’s hard to say he was in control. At the very least, you have to admit he’s enthusiastic:
Faseler has every right to be excited. The Royals haven’t had a winning season since 2003 and haven’t made the postseason since 1985. They sit two and a half games back in the wildcard race and have a real shot at making a run.
James Shields helped the cause Monday night. He held the Indians to one run over six innings and that was all Kansas City needed. They beat Cleveland 7-1, giving Faseler good reason to keep on dancing.
Now, let’s all hope this Royals superfan doesn’t spark a string of copycats. The Pittsburgh Pirates are making a miracle run too. Could a mimic be popping up at PNC in the coming days?
[image via Wikimedia Commons]