KANSAS CITY -- The Royals Sports Television Network today announced that it will televise a pair of Omaha Royals games from Rosenblatt Stadium on July 12 and Aug. 2. The Triple-A affiliate of the Royals will take on the Iowa Cubs on July 12 at 7 p.m. The game will feature the two PCL franchises with the longest affiliation to their parent club. Omaha and Kansas City have been affiliated since 1969 while the Iowa Cubs (formerly Iowa Oaks) have been the Chicago Cubs affiliate since 1981. Omaha will host the Las Vegas 51s on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The 51s are the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The games will be carried on all participating cable and satellite partners throughout the Royals television territory. Dave Armstrong, who broadcast Royals games from 1993-95, will be handling play- by-play duties. Royals Hall of Famer and eight-time Gold Glove winner Frank White will serve as the analyst. "We received a great response from Royals fans across the region after our telecasts in Wichita last year," RSTN Vice President and General Manager Neil Harwell said. "This year we want to try the same thing in Omaha. The addition of Frank White to the broadcast booth should give fans a unique perspective."
The Omaha roster currently consists of former Royals first-round draft pick Mitch Maier, current minor league home run leader Craig Brazell, right-handed pitcher Billy Buckner, infielder Justin Huber, and left-handed pitcher Tyler Lumsden.