Hot Underdogs

Some Kansas Citians enjoy few spring rituals more than that annual dose of Royals optimism: believing that the season has arrived for our baseball team to prove everyone wrong. And this year starts with a boost: the fresh memory of Zack Greinke’s 2009 Cy Young Award. The truth should start to emerge this weekend, when the Royals face the Boston Red Sox for a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium (Interstate 70 and the Blue Ridge Cutoff, 800-676-9257). The action starts tonight at 7:10, with games at 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. At press time, tickets start at $14. For more information, see

Fri., April 9, 7:10 p.m.; Sat., April 10, 6:10 p.m.; Sun., April 11, 1:10 p.m., 2010