From Kansas City by way of the NY Times:
A Fan Visits From Afar, and the Royals Come Alive
By RANY JAZAYERLI AUG. 12, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — How do I begin this story? How can I convince you that the greatest story for Royals fans in 29 years is unfolding before our eyes, and its protagonist lives a hemisphere away, speaks imperfect (but diligent) English and had never set foot in Kauffman Stadium until last Thursday?
I read on, and I was convinced. A nice guy visits a nice town and the result is a great story.