Startland: After Apple Watch snafu, Niall gifts Royals’ Yost a timepiece

Stories of Kansas City Royals fans’ kindness during Major League Baseball’s 2014 playoffs cemented the faithful base as one rich in hospitality and warmth.

So what happened when the MLB banned Royals manager Ned Yost from wearing his Apple Watch in the dugout last week? Yost’s hometown fans stepped to the plate in his aid.

Kansas City-based watchmaker Niall gave Yost one of its luxury timepieces Monday ahead of the Royals’ game against the Baltimore Orioles. Niall CEO Mike Wilson hand delivered the company’s royal blue dial “Niall One.3” timepiece to Yost, who was seen sporting the watch Monday night as the Royals rallied to top the Orioles 8-3.


Nick Manoogian