Asked if he noticed any difference in Royals fans during this year's event as opposed to previous years, Yost said, "Yeah, I had a guy [Friday night] during my question-and-answer thing with the fans who actually got up and said he liked me. That's never happened before. So yeah, there has been a huge change."
Yost said he had no idea what prompted the fan to declare his admiration.
"He went on this thing for about 10 minutes about how great I was," Yost said. "I thought, 'Where is this coming from?'
"There was no question. He didn't have a question. He just had to tell me how great I was."
And did the rest of the crowd applaud after the fan's speech?
"I don't know," Yost said. "If they did, I missed it because I was so shocked."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.