There were a few Royals-related news items I thought I would touch base on in this edition of the “Jottings.” For those looking for an in-depth piece on an opposing pitcher in the AL Central, one can take a look at my latest Going Deep post on Pitcher List, as I analyze Detroit Tigers pitcher… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: O’Hearn DFA’d; Greinke Return Looking Questionable; Royals Beat Down Another
The Royals head into the final homestand of the 2022 season with a 58-89 record. Somehow, they are not in last place, as the Detroit Tigers have been slightly worse than the lowly Royals, as evidenced by the Tigers’ 55-91 record. Safe to say, it’s been a rough year in more ways than one for… Read More Royals Fans Have Always Been Loyal and Patient…But When Is Enough?
I was able to go to my 23rd Royals game this year, as Brady Singer absolutely mowed down the Detroit Tigers over seven innings in a 4-0 win at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday afternoon. On one hand, it was the only win against Detroit in the three-game weekend series, as the Tigers outscored the Royals… Read More Seeing the Royals’ Growth in the Shadow of Chiefs Kingdom
To me, nothing in sports quite beats MLB Opening Day. Sure, there are Opening Nights in the NBA and NHL and Opening Weekends in the NFL and College Football. However, at the end of the day, Opening Day in baseball is an event like no other in sports, and I am lucky that I am… Read More Five Takeaways from the Royals’ Opening Day Win Over the Guardians
Not too long after the Royals traded Mike Minor to Cincinnati for Amir Garrett, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo shocked the baseball world by announcing this free-agent starting pitcher signing: The Royals didn’t sign Greinke to a long-term contract, as they inked him to a one-year, $13 million dollar deal with incentives based on innings… Read More Zack Greinke Returns to the Royals…And It Just Feels Right
This blog typically is reserved for analytical pieces on Kansas City Royals baseball. Ever since I bought the domain off of WordPress a couple of summers ago, I wanted it to be a blog that focused on appreciating the little things about Royals baseball, which wasn’t an easy thing to do, considering how dire things… Read More How Should I Feel About Royals Baseball Now?
We’re getting close to MLB owners’ supposed deadline (Monday) in which regular-season games could get canceled. Unfortunately, meetings did not go well on Saturday, as reported by Jesse Rogers of ESPN: The owners and MLBPA continue to talk this afternoon, but the outlook is mixed, all depending on the source. For example, Jon Heyman of… Read More The Royals (and Chiefs) Stadium Futures Could Be Hinging on this Lockout
After last weekend’s devesating Kansas City Chiefs playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game, many Kansas City sports fans already began diverting their attention toward the upcoming Royals season: That being said, Major League Baseball is still entrenched in a lockout that has extended for almost two months, which has halted… Read More How Will MLB’s Lockout Issues Affect the Royals in Kansas City?
I wanted to take a slight break from the “Top 50 Royals Prospect” Rankings and do a smaller “Jottings” post, as I had some brief thoughts to share on some Royals and MLB-related stories recently. Also, it’s been a tough week for me professionally, which I expected with coming back to school after Winter Break.… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals FanFest Canceled; Whit on Baseball Owners; Will Season Start on Time?
What made Buck O’Neil so important to Kansas City is not only what he meant to baseball as a manager and player of the Kansas City Monarchs, arguably the greatest baseball team in Kansas City history, but what he means to the city itself. O’Neil was not only a true ambassador to the game, especially… Read More A compilation of the best Buck O’Neil tributes from yesterday’s Hall of Fame announcement