PHOTO: Royals step up their billboard game in 2014

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Royals had their best season in two decades last summer, and they appear poised to take another step forward in 2014, perhaps (legitimately) contending for a postseason berth.

In an effort to push their improving product, the team hung this creative billboard somewhere along I-35 in the greater Kansas City area:

Here is the James Shields/Salvador Perezbillboard from last year:

The Shields/Perez billboard is pretty neat, but a two-part billboard can be pretty distracting when you're driving. Give me the sliding Alex Gordon (that's Gordon, right?). Simplicity wins.

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