Proof that everyone and everything in Kansas City is named after George Brett
Rainy, wet conditions hours before what was supposed to be Game 3 of the ALCS kept a lot of the hardcore tailgaters away from Kauffmann Stadium, but there were a few who hunkered down and braved the weather, even if the chips got a little soggy.
With grills fired up, lawn chairs unfolded and beer in the coolers, a handful of Royals faithful were set up in the parking lot at the K for what they hoped would be a good old party before a KC win.
That included eight-year-old Brett Honeycutt, who, by our unofficial survey, was the only kid tailgaiting before Game 3 named after George Brett.
"He played for the Royals," Brett Honeycutt said, proudly. "And, he was really good."
His dad, Heath Honeycutt, a lifelong Royals fan, hadn't planned to name his son after his favorite player. But when it came time for him and his wife to pick a name, nothing else they discussed seemed to be a fit.
So Heath threw out the idea of Brett. His wife was immediately on board.
"She loved it," Heath said. "We went with it. I didn't tell her that George Brett was my favorite player back in the day."
Oh, and after some arduous Twitter research, it seems that a number of Kansas City natives born between 1975 and last week have a connection with the Hall of Fame third baseman ...
Been to KC 100 times and this is the first time I've seen people watch baseball. Guy here claims his brother was named after George Brett.- Mike Finger (@mikefinger) September 27, 2014
What a day for pal @bward09wsu, full name Brett Jackson Ward, named after both George Brett and Bo Jackson. A Royals diehard (obviously).- Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) October 1, 2014
Many of my friends may not realize my son Brett was named after the greatest Royal of all time @GeorgeHBrett- Jeff White (@jeffery_s_white) October 6, 2014
@dividedwilson my father named me after George Brett. LETS GO ROYALS!!!- #freeJP (@B_mods617) October 12, 2014
Game 3 is Tuesday, everybody.