• White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who is a big Kansas City Royals baseball team fan, watches as Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost holds up a jersey during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Royals team members Salvador Perez, left, and Eric Hosmer, second from left, watch. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama honors Royals at White House after 3 decades gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are going to have to work on their nicknames as far as President Barack Obama is concerned. Everything else was looking pretty good though as he honored the 2015 World Series champions at the White House on Thursday, describing them as one of the “grittiest, most complete teams we’ve seen in a long time.”