KANSAS CITY -- The U.S. flag was at half-staff on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium and other Major League ballparks around the country to honor the Americans slain in the attack against the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
"I think it's fantastic any time you get a chance to honor people who are serving our country, overseas especially," right fielder Jeff Francoeur said.
Francoeur was among the Royals' players and staff lined up on the first-base side of the diamond before the game. Angels players and staff lined up on the other side and in the outfield.
"I stand there on the line during the National Anthem and realize how lucky we are to do what we do, and be in a place where you don't have to walk down the street and worry about getting killed behind your back," Francoeur said. "For me, it's very humbling to be able to honor them."