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Alex Rios #15 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after hitting a first inning home run against the Texas Rangers on March 4, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Alex Rios #15 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after hitting a first inning home run against the Texas Rangers on March 4, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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It’s April and that means Opening Day for baseball is this weekend.

Last year, the unexpected late-season surge by the Kansas City Royals caught the country by surprise. Though the Royals are the defending American League champions, experts don’t rate their chances very high of even making the playoffs again this year.

But as Greg Echlin from Here & Now contributor KCUR reports, that hasn't dampened the spirit of the team or its fans.

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  • Greg Echlin, sports reporter for KCUR in Kansas City, Mo.

This segment aired on April 3, 2015.

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