THE MODERATOR: Before we take questions, we're going to let Eric say a couple words.
ERIC HOSMER: Just on behalf of the Kansas City Royals and myself included, we just want to let everybody know that our thoughts and prayers are with the Kansas City Fire Department. Obviously it's very crazy what happened last night, and for me, personally, it hits really close to home, having a father being a firefighter for 29 years. And just remember plenty of times on the phone with him and him having to hang up and go on a run. And as a family, it's always a tough time and you're always a little nervous to wait for a call back from him and see what's going on.
So, I was fortunate to never have a phone call from the fire department saying something crazy happened, so can only imagine what the families are all going through.
But that's a special thing about Kansas City and this team, this city, the bond that we have with our fans and in our community is really something I've never experienced before being from a big city like Miami.
And we just want to just extend our prayers to the family and let everybody know that obviously there's nothing we can do to make this go away or make this disappear, but as a team, as a city we're all going to unite and just try and get through these times with each other. And, like I said, we just want to extend our prayers to them and on behalf of myself and everybody in that locker room.
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. What fire department did your dad work for?
ERIC HOSMER: City of Miami. It's a pretty rough area in Miami, actually in Liberty City, it's a pretty rough area to work, but he worked there for 29 years.
Q. When did you guys -- did you hear about it when you landed? And my understanding is the fire department sent you guys the shirts and hats?