MATT STAIRS IS GOING on the road.
On Saturday, the free-agent rightfielder, who played for the Phillies the past two seasons, had a street named after him in his hometown of Fredericton in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
And not just any street.
The road that runs alongside Royal Field Park - the place Stairs first played professionally - has been renamed Matt Stairs Way.
"Royals Field . . . that's one of the most special ones I've ever been in," Stairs told the Canadian Broadcasting Centre News. "One, it's in my hometown. Two, it's where I was scouted, where I was signed. It's a home inside of a home city. And now, just to have a street named around it is a great honor."