Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gave up on his baseball career long ago when he decided to solely focus on football but his love for the game of baseball has always remained the same. No wonder that the 2019 NFL MVP fell in love with baseball since his father, Pat, played at the major league level for 11 years as a pitcher.
Mahomes, 24, wanted to get involved in baseball other than as a player and he recently found a solution when he bought into the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals. "I love baseball,'' Mahomes said, as quoted on ESPN.
"I grew up in clubhouses. I love everything about it. "When the Royals were bought last year by [John Sherman], I wanted to be a part of it. It took a little bit of time. These things take time. So it took almost a year to get the language right and doing it at the right time with everything going on in the world.
But we were able to do it and they were able to let me join in with them and be a part of something that's going to be long-term.' ' Chiefs coach Andy Reid is happy to see that Mahomes' wish of being involved in baseball has been fulfilled.
"He's all-in with [Kansas City and] he loves baseball,'' Reid said. "It's a match. I've joked with him that he can't play both [sports], but he can be a part-owner of one and play the other, his two loves.'
Mahomes says he is a huge sports lover
"I don't know if I've ever thought about fully owning a team ... but I'm obviously very interested in all sports and being a part of sports even when hopefully a long time from now my sports [playing] days are over,'' Mahomes said.
"I want to be a part of sports for the rest of my life because it's given so much to me.' ' Mahomes has been absolutely brilliant since he was given the starting position at the quarterback for the Chiefs and this past season he led the team to winning the Super Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers were on the verge of winning it all this past season but Mahomes and company scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win it 21-0 and eventually claim a 31-20 win.