KANSAS CITY — It’s that special time of year, and no one appreciates it more than Royals super utility player Whit Merrifield.
Christmas is Merrifield’s favorite holiday. He even leaves the radio station in his car on 24-hour Christmas music from Dec. 1 through the holidays.
Here’s what else Merrifield, a North Carolina native, had to share about Christmas:
MLB.com: Ever had a white Christmas?
Merrifield: “Yes, one time in high school. It was definitely cool. After we got done with presents and everything, I went to this golf course nearby and we went sledding. I liked that.”
MLB.com: Have a favorite Christmas memory?
Merrifield: “Well, last year our family went on vacation to an island in the Caribbean, the only time we’ve done that over Christmas. That stood out. I definitely like the tropical climate.”
MLB.com: Favorite Christmas present of all-time?
Merrifield: “I got a dog for Christmas about six …