Royals launch fundamentals lessons via Internet

April 8th, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Just because we’re practicing safe social distancing and staying at home doesn’t mean we can’t practice some baseball fundamentals.

The Royals are here to help.

The team is launching a series on baseball fundamental lessons through video on its YouTube channel and on Twitter.

Royals manager Mike Matheny kicked it off Wednesday with his thoughts on the series.

“I want to reach out in this tough time in our nation,” Matheny said. “We’ve decided to share as a staff some of the things we think are important for players at all levels. The fundamentals are not only important but crucial.

“These are the things we share at the Major League and Minor Leagues levels.”

The initial teaching video comes from first-base coach Rusty Kuntz, who explains how you can use an infielder’s glove while playing outfield.