Sportrageous explains how Frenchy found friends last year:
Last season in Oakland, about 20 fans in the right field bleachers in section 149 had "Bacon Tuesday," and offered right fielder Francoeur a plate of bacon. This prompted Francoeur to throw a ball with a $100 bill attached to it. He told them to use it to go buy beer and bacon on him.
So at Wednesday's game, the fans returned with 'Bacon Tuesday' T-shirts. Francoeur sent them 20 personalized pizzas and an autographed bat. They gave him a customized T-shirt. No pigs were harmed in this particular exchange.
On the field, the Royals lost 5-4 to the Oakland Athletics in 12 innings. But in the right-field bleachers, Francouer was busy capturing the hearts of the opposing team. And that is how you become the Red Sox and the Yankees. You have their fans cheering for you. Call it the "Rocky Corollary." If all it takes to convert opposing teams' fans to the Royals' side is a plate of grilled meat, we can do that.