Now that we have gotten one of the divisional rounds out of the way in the “Frank White” League, let’s move onto the “George Brett” League, as we have an interesting matchup between two teams that are nearly three decades apart (i.e. no shared players in this matchup): the 102-win 1977 Royals and the World… Read More “Royals World Series”: 1977 vs. 2015 (George Brett Divisional Series Game 1)
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
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
It’s amazing that this blog has gotten to a 100 posts. Granted some posts were merged from my old Royals/Fantasy Baseball blog, “The Roto Royal“, and some posts came from some other old blogs that focused on Kansas City and Midwest culture. Yet for the most part, there has been a lot of the work… Read More 10 Reasons Why I Am a Royals Fan
On Wednesday, the Royals posted this below to commemorate the three-year anniversary of Yordano “Ace” Ventura’s death: There has been much to celebrate in Kansas City over this past week: the Chiefs in the Super Bowl; Fan Fest taking place this weekend at Bartle Hall; Salvador Perez earning his US Citizenship and preparing to celebrate… Read More What would have been Yordano Ventura’s role with the 2020 Royals?
One of the more unfortunate realities of baseball or sports in general is that people in baseball are more remembered for what they did recently rather than looking at the whole picture. Ivan Rodriguez was one of the best catchers in the history of the game in his prime, but his lackluster seasons in Washington… Read More Ned Yost was more than his record…will Royals fans remember that?
“Do you consider yourself a masochist?” My senior English teacher asked me that during a seminar-style class period where we had to discuss the topic of “relationships”. I went to an all-boys high school, and as expected, the seminar conversations were ripe with machismo and testosterone, especially initially. Despite that obvious roadblock though, my English… Read More How to get through the rest of the Royals’ 2018 season…