Rivalries are beautiful things. They add spice to any sporting event or competition, especially in Major League Baseball. Baseball can be a slow game to begin with, so being able to dislike an opponent and their fan base only adds more fuel to the fire when watching a Major League game. After all, would the… Read More Ranking the Royals’ five current rivalries
So I have been listening to the “Throwback League” podcast during this self-quarantine, which I strongly recommend to anyone who loves baseball history or statistics. As I was listening to the podcast while on a run, a thought struck in my mind: what is the best Kansas City Royals team of all-time? If you look… Read More Introducing the “Royals World Series” Project
In the 2011 Baseball America Prospect Handbook, Jarrod Dyson was ranked as the Royals’ 20th best prospect in their system. Considering the Royals had the No.1 ranked farm system in baseball, according to Baseball America at the time, this was no small feat for the under-heralded outfield prospect. Dyson, whom Baseball America rated as being… Read More Appreciating Jarrod Dyson, who was more than just a base stealer
It seems to be just one bomb after another for folks not just nationally, but here in Kansas City as well. Last night, Governor of Kansas Laura Kelly ordered all K-12 schools in the state of Kansas to close their doors and go to online learning for the remainder of the semester in order to… Read More Three things to help Royals fans get their baseball fix while social distancing
As of now, it seems very unlikely baseball will start until July at the earliest (don’t know what this means for my tickets, but hey, we will see). That seemed further confirmed at Kauffman Stadium and in Kansas City after this was posted last night: While I still will post recaps of Spring Training, I… Read More Appreciating Edinson Volquez and his days as a Royal
I have to be honest: this Coronavirus scare is equal parts difficult, saddening, and anxiety-inducing (not good for a guy who deals with mild anxiety). I was supposed to fly in and visit Oakland (and live up my own version of “Oakland Nights“) this weekend to see a couple of friends and visit my parents… Read More #AlwaysRoyal: 2014 World Series Game Six
Originally, when Dayton Moore elected to hire Mike Matheny as the Royals’ new manager, I was pessimistic to say the least. I felt that Pedro Grifol was a better option, and I thought Matheny’s history in St. Louis wouldn’t mesh with a club that was going through a clear rebuild. In order for the club… Read More Will the Royals continue their history of a ‘win boost’ with new manager Matheny?