Brooms brought to opening game of Royals series

Fans holding brooms filled Kauffman Stadium for tonight's opener of a three-game series between the Royals and Indians. "I try not to be too negative, but the chances they don't get swept are pretty slim," said Royals season ticket holder Jeff Lamont. "So I wanted to bring a broom tonight for the first game of the series and get ahead of the curve." Only upon arriving at the park, Lamont saw many other fans had the same idea — including visiting Indians fans. "No, I brought my broom anticipating that we would get swept," said Indians fan Derek Heath. "What, are the Royals worse than the Indians? Really? Is that possible?"