Andy Reid summons power of Lombardi Trophies at Royals opener

Big Red is a big winner even on the mound.

Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals
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Big Red is a big winner even on the mound.

The Kansas City Royals come into the 2024 campaign with a lot of optimism for a team that can actually matter this season after a heartening offseason and the long-term presence of Bobby Witt secured.

So what better way to bring some winning juju to the team for a new year than to invite Andy Reid to throw out the first pitch?

Before Cole Ragans took the mound himself, the Royals asked Big Red to do the ceremonial duties before a new year and he came prepared. The Chiefs sent other emissaries as well in the form of team owner Clark Hunt and team president Mark Donovan with two Lombardi Trophies between them and they were waiting for Reid next to the mound.

Then Reid came on the field to throw the pitch to Royals' legend George Brett with a third Lombardi in his left hand and a baseball in his right.

Unfortunately, Reid can do very little once the actual game is being played, and the Royals had to actually do the work of besting the Minnesota Twins. By day's end, the Lombardi's presence didn't work any magic in the short term as KC lost by a final score of 4-1.

Maybe he should have brought Patrick Mahomes with him, who has made some magic on the baseball field as well.