SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Left-hander Danny Duffy is without question one of the more colorful Royals.
Duffy is the man, of course, who came up with the song "We Ready," which became the Royals' postgame anthem from September through the playoffs (spoiler alert: it will not be the Royals' anthem this season).
Here are five things you may or may not have known about Duffy:
1. Duffy is a big dog lover and owns a 120-pound Alaskan Malamute. "Her name is Sadie. I actually got her in Kansas City my rookie year. The most loyal thing I've ever had. I saw her the first time at the Independence Mall, and then she actually got adopted by someone else. But the next time I went there, she was back. Apparently she tackled her owner and they gave her back. But I'm crazy about her. My kind of dog. Best investment I ever made."
2. Duffy is a huge Bob Marley fan. "My uncle was a professional surfer in California and he was really into the reggae scene. So I kind of learned about Marley then. And then I had some teammates along the way who were into reggae. I like him a lot."
3. Duffy has two "best" friends on the team. "It's a tough choice. I get along with everyone pretty good. It's a tossup between Jeremy Guthrie and Mike Moustakas. Good guys."
4. Duffy, who lives in Lompoc, Calif., may become a full-time Kansas Citian pretty soon. "My lady [Sarah] and I are thinking about it. It would be easier, and then you never have to move during the offseason. Don't think we'd live by the Plaza or anything. I used to like being down there close to the city scene. But I really appreciate my privacy, so it probably wouldn't be there."
5. Duffy's two favorite places in Kansas City: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue and the KC Pet Project. "Jack Stack's, for sure. And the KC Pet Project. I enjoy my time there. My lady and I go down there and just hang out with all the dogs down there. I'm not trying to plug it or anything, but it's just a cool place. I'd like to actually get more involved with them and give them more time. It's right by [Kauffman Stadium]."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jflanagankc. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.