Kansas City Royals fans love “local” players. It’s the reason why the Royals embraced third baseman Joe Randa and pitcher David Cone when they came to Kansas City, even though they were not drafted by the organization. Frank White is not just Royals “Hall of Famer” because had a long career in professional baseball, but… Read More Aaron Crow, RHP: 2014 Royals “Hall of not Forgotten” inductee
So, during this quarantine, I have been really diving into baseball history, with Royals baseball history being the primary one. As someone who did not grow up in the Kansas City-area, being able to uncover more about the Royals and the franchise’s rich heritage has been a hoot, especially when it comes to looking up… Read More An introduction to the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” Project
The Royals rotation this season, even though it has not started yet, is far from a settled situation. The biggest issue seems to be centered on the fifth spot in the rotation, as the Royals have not committed that rotation spot to anyone as of just yet. While Jorge Lopez and Glenn Sparkman are expected… Read More What’s the future hold for Foster Griffin in KC?
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
As promised, here is the start of the “Royals World Series“, which is between the 2014 Royals and the 1982 Royals. Before I go into the “game” itself, let’s take a look at both teams and how they did that season. 1982 Royals (90-72, 2nd in AL West) The 1982 Kansas City Royals finished second… Read More “Royals World Series”: 2014 vs. 1982 (Wild Card Game)
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
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