That, of course, was in reference to Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard's postgame words for the Royals after Game 3 and after he threw near Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar's head on the first pitch of the game. Syndergaard challenged any Royals to meet him on the mound if they didn't like his first-pitch tactic.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Stonestreet cashed in on his World Series bet and lit into Kimmel, who was in New York Mets gear, with a paint gun, as did Moustakas, Guthrie and Butera.
Across the television dial at NBC's Tonight Show with Fallon, Hosmer admitted it might have been a mistake for him to dash toward home plate with the tying run in the ninth inning of Game 5, a daring move after a Perez groundout to third that turned out successful in scoring the tying run. The Royals later won the game in 12 innings and captured the World Series over the Mets.
"I took the first two steps," Hosmer told Fallon, "and thought, 'This is a bad plan.'"
But Hosmer was safe and it helped the Royals capture their first World Series title in 30 years, which is why he and his teammates were the stars of late night on Wednesday.
Fallon seemed amazed when pictures were shown of the turnout in Kansas City for the Royals celebration parade on Tuesday. An estimated 800,000 fans turned out for the parade and celebration.
"It looks like the Pope came," Fallon said.
At the end of the Royals' appearance, the Tonight Show showed a clip from a rap commercial that 1985 World Series MVP Bret Saberhagen did for a local automobile dealership back when the Royals won their first World Series. Moments later, Saberhagen himself appeared from behind the curtain.
The Tonight Show chartered a private jet for Perez and Hosmer that left Kansas City for New York City on Wednesday morning. Moustakas, Guthrie and Butera headed west to Hollywood, Calif., for Jimmy Kimmel Live at the same time.
Perez was accompanied by girlfriend Maria Gabriela Ruiz, while Hosmer was accompanied by girlfriend Kacie McDonnell.
Royals vice president of broadcasting and communications Mike Swanson was on the trip as well, accompanied by the World Series trophy.