Royals OF Paulo Orlando Pays Tribute to MLB Debut with Back Tattoo

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2016

Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando wanted to get some sort of baseball-themed tattoo, and with a little outside help, he ended up paying tribute to one of the greatest days of his life.

Orlando initially wanted to get the World Series trophy inked on his body. However, the tattoo artist thought a tattoo of the outfielder himself was the way to go—so that was the call.

By the time the artwork was complete, Orlando had a tattoo of himself on his back, along with the date of his MLB debut. After nine-plus years in the minors, the 30-year-old outfielder appeared in his first big league game on April 9, 2015.

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He went 1-for-3 with a walk in his debut, a 4-1 Royals victory.

Some players spend many years in the minor league system trying to get to The Show. After putting in nearly a decade of work in the minors, Orlando was rewarded with a spot on the Royals' roster and, ultimately, a World Series ring.

Now, he has some ink to remember the day his dream was realized.

[The Kansas City Star, Paulo Orlando; h/t FoxSports.com]