Kyle Zimmer has remained among the consciousness of Royals fans for more than six years, but he hasnt appeared in a major-league game.
He continues to chase that one adrenaline-inducing, career-affirming moment that will serve as much more than a professional milestone. At this point, stepping on the mound in a regular-season game will be the realization of a dream that at times seemed like it had turned into a nightmare.
Its easy to talk about it now that Im feeling good, Zimmer said during Royals FanFest, but there was definitely some deep dark moments there over the past half decade where it was like, Man, how long am I going to do this? Setback after setback after setback really wears on you.