Does Billy Butler's new BBQ sauce taste like RBIs? [UPDATE: #RallySauce is real -- just ask Eric Hosmer]
Royals DH Billy Butler has released his very own brand of barbecue sauce, aptly named "Billy's Hit It a Ton." Proceeds will be donated to Butler's hunger-fighting foundation of the same name.
Considering Butler's "Country Breakfast" nickname, we'd have guessed he'd try his hand at sausage links or maple syrup first. Nevertheless, he's excited:
Butler's not kidding. Kansas City is basically a barbecue thunderdome, with more than a hundred restaurants within the city limits. But then again, Billy is no stranger to the joys of slow-cooked meats: he already has a sandwich named after him at KC's Zarda BBQ.
The Royals are currently riding a six-game hot streak, and we think we know why. Ever since a shipment recently arrived at the clubhouse, Billy's Hit a Ton has been embraced by Butler's teammates as their "rally sauce."
Jeremy Guthrie may be the biggest Billy's Hit It a Ton fan of all:
Hit it a ton. Good night? twitter.com/TheRealJGuts/s…- Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) June 8, 2013
In fact, the team even welcomed first-round pick Hunter Dozier to Kansas City with his very own bottle of #RallySauce:
Who needs Gatorade when you've got Billy's Hit It a Ton? Eric Hosmer got a faceful of barbecue sauce after hitting a game-winning RBI single on Wednesday.
-- Molly Fitzpatrick / MLB.com