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Royals announce Play It Forward contest

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 1, 2014) - The Kansas City Royals are asking fans to help select the 2014 sixth inning sing-along song at Kauffman Stadium through the Play It Forward contest, presented by the Missouri Lottery. 

During the offseason, fans were able to submit nominations for a sixth inning song via the club's social media platforms. 32 popular tracks have been selected for the bracket-style contest, including "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks. The first-round matchups have been determined alphabetically by song title. During each home game beginning with the home opener on Friday, April 4 and running through Saturday, June 7, fans will be able to text to vote for one of two songs featured each game. 

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The two songs for each particular game, as well as instructions on how to vote, will be announced during pregame. KMBZ Radio's afternoon show "Dana & Parks" hosts Dana Wright and Scott Parks will team up with the Royals to introduce the competing songs on Kauffman Stadium's CrownVision. Please note that fans must be in the ballpark to vote and will be limited to one vote per game. The winning song for each game will be played in the middle of the sixth inning and will advance to the next round until the winning song is revealed on June 7. "Dana & Parks" will follow the progress of the bracket each day during their afternoon show on KMBZ 98.1 FM, and fans can also follow the progress at www.royals.com/playitforward.

The winning song of the Play It Forward contest presented by the Missouri Lottery will then be played during the sixth inning of each remaining 2014 home game.

PLAY IT FORWARD FIRST ROUND CONTEST MATCHUPS

Friday, April 4 - 3:10 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox
All Star by Smash Mouth vs. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Saturday, April 5 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison vs. Burning Love by Elvis Presley

Sunday, April 6 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Chicago White Sox
Centerfield by John Fogerty vs. Dancing Queen by ABBA

Monday, April 7 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey vs. Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks

Tuesday, April 8 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band vs. I Feel Fine by The Beatles

Wednesday, April 9 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Rays
I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas vs. I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick

Friday, April 18 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor vs. Kansas City by The Beatles

Saturday, April 19 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins
Kansas City by Fats Domino vs. Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Sunday, April 20 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins
Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen vs. Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway

Tuesday, April 29 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays
My Girl by The Temptations vs. Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger

Wednesday, April 30 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp vs. Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Thursday, May 1 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Rock and Roll All Nite by KISS vs. Small Town by John Mellencamp

Friday, May 2 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Detroit Tigers
Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams vs. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Saturday, May 3 - 6:10 p.m. vs. Detroit Tigers
Twist and Shout by The Beatles vs. Walk of Life by Dire Straits

Sunday, May 4 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Detroit Tigers
We Will Rock You by Queen vs. I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty

Tuesday, May 13 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Colorado Rockies
You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift vs. 1999 by Prince

Fans can visit www.royals.com/playitforward for a complete list of songs and an updated bracket.

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