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Jerry Springer Joins Royals AA Northwest Arkansas Franchise As Celeb Guest

The Double-A franchise of the Kansas City Royals, the Northwest Arkansas Travelers, will be hosting an interesting celebrity on August 10 for a full evening to celebrate the legacy of Jerry Springer. Yep, Jerry Springer. Springer will throw out the first pitch, sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" and sign autographs for fans among other things.

"Jerry Springer's show joined the Arkansas CW in 2010 and has quickly grown to be one of the anchors of our daytime line-up," said Arkansas CW President and General Manager, Brian Sather. "I'm delighted fans of the show will be able to meet Jerry in person on August 10th."

"We are thrilled to welcome perhaps the nation's best known talk show host, Jerry Springer, to Arvest Ballpark," said Northwest Arkansas Naturals' General Manager Eric Edelstein. "His colorful career has made him as well-known as any talk show host in history, and we are so excited for our fans to have the opportunity to meet him, added Edelstein."

And in case you were wondering, yes, this is really happening. And yes, those are real quotes.