Heeney lives up to wild man reputation at Kauffman Stadium


Sunday was KU night at the K, where the Kansas City Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians as part of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball national broadcast.

Before the Royals and Indians took the field, the Jayhawks held court at Kauffman Stadium, entertaining hundreds of KU fans with autographs, high fives and handshakes prior to game time.

However, the no-brainer highlight of KU's appearance at the K came during the ceremonial first pitch when senior linebacker Ben Heeney threw high and tight on Big Jay and beaned him in the head. KU receiver Nick Harwell was out there to be Heeney's catcher and was the intended target, but Heeney's fastball got away from him and Big Jay went down.

KU put together a nice video of the team's time at Kauffman. Included in the autograph line at the K were: Heeney, Harwell and fellow captain Cassius Sendish along with quarterback Montell Cozart, defensive lineman Keon Stowers and offensive lineman Pat Lewandowski as well as head coach Charlie Weis, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and offensive coordinator John Reagan.

Here's a look at the video...

And here's a quick look at some of the reaction from the players following KU night at the K...


Kit Duncan 3 years, 7 months ago

I guess you could say Heeney "beaked" Big Jay! Nice to see the fan support. Hopefully it translates into fans showing up at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.


Len Shaffer 3 years, 7 months ago

Loved the video and pics, and the crowd reaction to the beaning was priceless!

I also loved Harwell saying he should have brought a net.

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