Shields to wear No. 33
At last Saturday’s FanFest, Shields was asked why he goes by the formal James rather than being a Jimmy or Jim or Jimbo.
“James is my real name,” he said. “People called me Jamie growing up but I guess any other name wouldn’t really rhyme with ‘Big Game,’ right?”
Obviously, Royals fans and his teammates are counting on a lot from "Big Game" James.
“Every day he goes out there, he knows he’s going to win,” designated hitter Billy Butler said. “That’s the kind of guy I want to be around.”