Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001

In 2000, the Royals were coming off a surprising 77-85 season, their most wins since 1993, and best winning percentage (.475) since 1995 (.486). After 72-win and 64-win seasons in manager Tony Muser’s first two seasons, the 77-win campaign, though still a losing season, gave some Royals fans hope that better days were on the… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001

The Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: The “Near Royals HOF candidates” series

So with baseball firmly entrenched in the off-season, there will be plenty of Hot Stove discussion. However, as done in the past on the blog, I wanted to take some time to dedicate some posts and series to past Royals players and teams. One of the projects I tried to establish on this blog was… Read More The Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: The “Near Royals HOF candidates” series

Baseball fans should be upset with the White Sox right now after La Russa DUI

As a baseball and Royals fan, I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the Tony La Russa hire. While I knew La Russa had name-recognition and was a Hall of Famer, I felt that the game had passed him by (he struggled in a front office stint with the Diamondbacks), and that there were more qualified candidates… Read More Baseball fans should be upset with the White Sox right now after La Russa DUI

The Royals’ short-lived ‘Resurrection’ in 2003 (“Easter” Royals part 2)

Part 1 of the 3-part Royals “Easter” seasons posts, which focuses on the 1971 Royals, can be found here. The 2003 Royals season was a short-lived “Easter” of sorts: the Royals went 83-79 that season which was their first winning season in almost a decade. For about 3/4 of a season, Royals baseball was relevant… Read More The Royals’ short-lived ‘Resurrection’ in 2003 (“Easter” Royals part 2)