One of the biggest events in Kansas City annually is the Big 12 Basketball Championship, which takes place at the Sprint Center. Though I did not have any dog in this fight (as a Californian who went to Gonzaga for undergrad, Big 12 basketball is still pretty new to me), I was able to go… Read More #RoyalsCity: An outsider recap of the Big 12 Championship
Oftentimes, when it comes to talking about “analytical” baseball teams, the Royals are often not mentioned. The Tampa Bay Rays, the Oakland Athletics, and the Houston Astros have a reputation in baseball for being organizations that rely heavy on advanced data, and let it drive everything they do as an organization. Even across the state… Read More Franco and Matheny show that there is a new analytical focus in Kansas City
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
I wrote this blog post on a previous blog back around 2015, when the KC Streetcar just began. Since it is Friday, I decided to write a post on a great “Happy Hour” spot in KCMO, the “Belfry” which is often overlooked due to it being between Downtown and the Crossroads. If you have the… Read More #RoyalsCity: Happy Hour at the Belfry in KCMO
Nicknames are great in baseball. When nicknames become fan-wide trends, it is even better. Last year, “Soler Power” took Royals nation by storm, as Soler’s breakout season helped Royals fans deal with a second-straight 100-loss season. Two years ago, “Two Hit” Whit began to take hold, as his nickname became firmly entrenched in Kansas City… Read More Five Royals nicknames that could be trends in 2020
With Dayton Moore and the Royals signing Alex Gordon for at least one more year, the pressure on outfielders Brett Phillips and Bubba Starling will be heightened this Spring. Initially at the end of the 2019 season, it seemed like Phillips or Starling would be starting in either left field, or even right if Gordo… Read More Will Bubba or Brett get the Royals backup outfielder position this Spring?
When it comes to MLB market size, it is widely known that the Kansas City Royals are the epitome of a small-market team. According to Nielsen Market Size, Kansas City is the 32nd largest market, in between San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio. Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, only the Milwaukee Brewers (35th) and… Read More Is this Reds off-season a good or cautionary model for the Royals?