This morning, my debut piece on the Internet Baseball Writer’s Association of America “Here’s the Pitch” Daily Newsletter published. The piece can be found here and it’s open to anyone to view and read. In this piece, I talked about the dichotomy between the more “business-focused” MLB organizations that have emerged in the “post-Moneyball” era,… Read More “Business vs. Baseball People”: Dayton Moore and the “Royals Way” (Full article on IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch”)
As expected, probably most people right now are with their families. They are sitting around, either in the kitchen or watching football, and maybe catching up with family, depending on how “big” one’s family is. Normally, Thanksgiving is one of the more underrated holidays of the year: it brings people together without the pressure or… Read More Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball
As of today, things look a little bit more optimistic when it comes to the start of the 2020 season. Per ESPN sources, it seems like Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association are negotiating a deal to begin play in Spring Training complexes and Chase Field in Arizona with no fans… Read More Five things Royals fans can look forward to should baseball come back in 2020
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
With the Chiefs opening their 2019 campaign on Sunday, pretty much all Kansas City sports fans will be solely concentrating on the Red and Gold from now until January (February if they are lucky). And with that being the case, the Royals, currently 52-90, will be an afterthought, background noise on a weekday night as… Read More Three reasons the Royals are worth watching in September
Why do I keep going to Royals games at Kauffman stadium in 2019 despite the lousy outlook of the team? I give 10 reasons why I keep following Royals baseball this season at the K and beyond…… Read More 10 reasons why I still (and will continue to) go to Royals games at Kauffman
As someone who now resides in and calls Kansas City home, the Kelvin Herrera trade to the Washington Nationals has dominated the MLB blog-sphere as well as the local Kansas City media scene. And understandably so: the Royals are one of the worst teams in baseball, and Herrera was one of the last and more… Read More Let’s get over Kelvin Herrera getting traded…okay?
At 22–49, the Kansas City Royals have the second-worst record in all of baseball (only the Orioles are worse at 20–50; at least they have the excuse that they play in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox). For Royals fans who followed this team pre-2013, it seems like it’s back to half-empty… Read More Who Should I Give a Crap About on this Royals Team?