Royals face another cold afternoon in Windy City

CHICAGO -- It was 39 degrees, but sunny, during batting practice Wednesday in the Windy City, and it promised to be another cold afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Although the official high for Chicago on Monday was 39 degrees, the game-time temperature was announced as being 44. That must have been the Chamber of Commerce reading.

Afterward, Royals manager Ned Yost said he could not get warm all Monday afternoon, despite occasionally ducking deeper into the dugout for a brief stop in front of the heater. And he is an outdoorsman accustomed to winter-weather hunting.

Of course, he did not bring his hunting clothes to Chicago.

"I don't think camouflage overalls would look good in the dugout," Yost said.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.