Managers can be difficult to evaluate in baseball. When I was younger, I felt that the manager made a massive difference in terms of wins and losses. After all, I didn’t know much about general managers, as well as the analytics and even nature of the game (more individual-based than other sports). So to me,… Read More Categorizing and Ranking the Managers in the AL Central for 2020
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
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
I used to live with a friend who hailed from Michigan, and I can tell you this from two years of living together: Michigan sports fan allegiances are strange. When it comes to football, their Lions loyalty pales in comparison to their fandom of Michigan Wolverine or Michigan State Spartan football. When it comes to… Read More Will it be a clunky rebuild in Motor City? (Tigers Preview)
It’s about appreciating the little things as a Royals fan, and last night’s 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a three-game series at the K (well…two games at Kauffman and then TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha for game three) felt nostalgic in a way. It felt like it was 2013-2017,… Read More June AL Central Power Rankings (as Boulevard Beers)
The dreams of an undefeated second half came to an abrupt end four games after the All-Star break (I know I’m kidding), as the Royals wasted a 3-0 lead in the seventh and 4-2 lead in the ninth to lose 5-4 to the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium Monday night. (This Reddit thread will let… Read More Who is Heath Fillmyer? And can he help this Royals rotation?