“Business vs. Baseball People”: Dayton Moore and the “Royals Way” (Full article on IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch”)

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”)

Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball

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

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

An introduction to the “African-American Royals” Project

Without a doubt, the current #BlackLivesMatter protests sweeping the nation have kept me from focusing on much else these past few days. Normally, my focus beyond teaching and grad school is pretty saturated on Royals baseball, and yet, I have not really cared much about the current state of baseball, even with negotiations moving a… Read More An introduction to the “African-American Royals” Project

An introduction to the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” Project

So, during this quarantine, I have been really diving into baseball history, with Royals baseball history being the primary one. As someone who did not grow up in the Kansas City-area, being able to uncover more about the Royals and the franchise’s rich heritage has been a hoot, especially when it comes to looking up… Read More An introduction to the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” Project