The Royals have a nine-game lead in the AL Central as of Wednesday morning and all that winning has created a loose clubhouse, which encourages to all sorts of hijinks.
On Tuesday, players who did not work the numbers 17 and 38 into their postgame interviews were issued fines. The digits are a reference to rapper Fetty Wap, whose summer hit “Trap Queen,” along with many of his other songs, features the numbers, which reference his Remy Boyz 1738 group.
The numbers popped up in several quotes on Tuesday, according to The Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough.
Cain on Bauer: "He was like a 17-38 to the plate." Hosmer on his RBIs against Cleveland: "I'll take 17. I'll take 38."— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 29, 2015
Moustakas on Hosmer's pick: "Hoz picks that thing 17 out of 38 times."— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 29, 2015
McCullough: "I am not putting that in newspaper."— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 29, 2015
Moustakas: "Why not?"
AM:: "It makes no sense."
Moose: "It makes perfect sense."
Coming to a television near you: Lorenzo Cain saying, "You can name 17, 38 great plays we've made."— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 29, 2015
The challenge seems to have originated with Lorenzo Cain, who has been using “Trap Queen” as his walk up music.