Kansas City Royals’ Jeff Francoeur celebrates ‘Bacon Tuesday’ with Oakland A’s fans
Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur is popular with the fans, and not only to ones at Kauffman Stadium.
Last season in Oakland, about 20 fans in the right field bleachers in section 149 had “Bacon Tuesday,” and offered right fielder Francoeur a plate of bacon. This prompted Francoeur to throw a ball with a $100 bill attached to it. He told them to use it to go buy beer and bacon on him.
This year, the same group of fans wore “Bacon Tuesday” shirts when the Royals were in town yesterday. Francoeur visited the fans during a rain delay in the seventh and was given a special t-shirt the fans made.
On Wednesday, Francoeur had 20 pizzas delivered to the fans. A autographed bat was also brought the them which read, “Right field bleacher crew, keep making bacon.” Next year he plans to step it up by eating bacon with them in the parking lot.
“Baseball is fun. We can take it too serious sometimes,” Francoeur said before the game. “This is something more than just baseball. That right-field section are here every game, they cheer for every (A’s player). They are diehards. I just enjoy them out there. It’s a lot of fun. You don’t get to build relationships like that every day.”
Francoeur has started the season batting .375 with a .412 OBP.
The Athletics won Wednesday’s game 5-4 in a back-and-forth 12-inning game.