Rapper Fetty Wap meets Royals

Rapper Fetty Wap meets Royals

KANSAS CITY -- Last year it was Archie Eversole's "We Ready" that became the Royals' go-to song as they celebrated victories inside a noisy clubhouse.

Though the song was a hit 12 years earlier, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy thought it would be a good song "to pump all my teammates up." Eversole quickly turned into a Royals fan himself and even made it to Kansas City during the World Series for a watch party.

"They turned me into a real baseball fan again," Eversole said at the time.

Well, this year the Royals have a new anthem -- rapper Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," which happens to be center fielder Lorenzo Cain's walk-up music and the origination of "1738," the team's mysterious designated secret code which players must insert into all postgame interviews. Trap Queen begins with a 1738 reference, which actually is short for Remy Martin 1738, a cognac.

And the Royals got a special treat before Tuesday's game -- Fetty Wap showed up at Kauffman Stadium in person before the game and hung with the players in the batting cages under the dugout and again on the field. Fetty Wap is in Kansas City for a concert at the Sprint Center on Wednesday.

One by one, Royals players came by to shake Fetty Wap's hand or get a selfie. One of the special moments was when Cain gave Fetty Wap, decked out in a Royals cap and gear, a warm embrace. The rapper took to his Instagram to share some moments from the day as well.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.