Hearne: Lezak Calls Royals Game, Weather & Forecasts Chiefs Season

gary lezak royalsgame_1405135406153_6780569_ver1-1.0_640_480In another life KSHB TV weather wonk Gary Lezak might be knee deep in a sports media career…

As evidenced earlier this month by his play-by-play radio cameo during a Kansas City Royals – Detroit Tigers baseball game at Kauffman Stadium.

“It was an incredible experience,” Lezak says. “They knew I wanted to do it but they didn’t know I was going to do it until I just broke into it. They were asking me some questions about the weather and then I just started doing the play-by-play. So I satisfied one of my lifelong dreams. I used to practice doing it all the time when I was a little kid. It’s something I would have loved to do. It’s almost like weather.”

Speaking of the weather, July has gone down as a much cooler month, as Lezak predicted sealer this year. However despite a couple of pretty good storms, KC remains about three inches short of its usual 4 1/2 inches of rainfall.

“We get about 12 inches of rain during the summer,” Lezak says. “And we’ve had about 81/2 inches already, so we should make it.”

As for this year’s Royals…

“I think the Royals are going to get hot,” Lezak says. “Eric Hosmer had a 16 game hitting streak and they have a true all-star in Salvador Perez. I see the Royals in the playoff hunt all the way through the season and they still may make a run for the division title. I think they’ll still be in the race for that in September – maybe even the last week of the season – the last few days. There’s a few problems we could talk about, but right now I think they’re good enough to make the playoffs.”

lee zakAnd the Kansas City Chiefs?

“The Chiefs are going to be good and everybody is underestimating them and quarterback Alex Smith,” Lezak says. “There are some problems to be resolved, but offensively Alex Smith has picked up on Chiefs coach Andy Reid‘s system and that makes for a great combination.”

Lezak begs to differ with Stanford’s Craig Glazer who says he’ll be surprised if the Chiefs win seven games.

“I’ll take him up on that one,” Lezak says. “I’ll go 9 or more wins and he can go 7 or less and we’ll have a bet.”

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5 Responses to Hearne: Lezak Calls Royals Game, Weather & Forecasts Chiefs Season

  1. tiad says:

    No thanks, Mr. Lezak, I get all my important sports information from The Glaze. There’s not room for both of you on my schedule.

  2. mike t. says:

    I had heard about Lezak being on the broadcast, then quickly forgot it, then tuned in just in time to hear part of the interview and his play-by-play calls. he wasn’t too bad at all. with practice, he could be pretty good, depending on how well he could fill in with the backstories.

  3. CG says:

    Ok Gary you are on. I say 7 wins or less you say 9 or more choose your poison. What’s the bet? Chiefs are a bad team this year, and I don’t mean ‘bad’ I mean as in not good.

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