Warren Buffett is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's (Wednesday's) Kansas City Royals game.
The Royals play the visiting Texas Rangers in the second game of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. First (official) pitch is at 7:10p CT.
Hometown fans may be hoping some of Buffett's success as an investor will rub off on the Royals, who haven't been having much success on the field.
They lost last night, 6-5, and are currently in last place in the American League's Central Division. The Royals have won 25 games and lost 40, giving them a winning percentage of .385 and putting them 12-1/2 games behind the first place Chicago White Sox.
Buffett has a strong connection to the team. He's a minority owner of the minor league Omaha Royals, which is Kansas City's triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. They're doing a little bit better than the parent team, with a 30-33 record that puts them third of four in the PLC American - North standings, 6-1/2 games behind Iowa.