With the new year on its way, I feel it is time to unveil my new Royals Top 50 prospect list for the upcoming 2023 season. After taking some time to review and adjust, my Top 50 “Royals Prospects to Watch” list is ready to be unveiled for the upcoming year, with blog posts to… Read More Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System
In a more positive bit of news, the Royals opened up their Royals Hall of Fame voting process for the upcoming year, and there are six Royals alumni on the ballot eligible for enshrinement (they must reach that 75 percent cutoff to be enshrined). I have talked about Royals Hall of Fame voting before on… Read More Why Beltran, Yost, and Ventura Deserve Nods in the Royals Hall of Fame
Craig Brown of “Into the Fountains” recently released his Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame ballot, and Hokius of Royals Review shared his ballot last weekend. Thus, I figured with the Royals Hall of Fame fan vote closing tomorrow, I would release my own thoughts on the Royals Hall of Fame voting process for this… Read More The Royals Reporter “Royals Hall of Fame” Ballot
On September 17th, 2013, the Kansas City Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in a key late-season AL Central contest. Coming off a 72-win season in 2012, and nine straight losing seasons since an 83-79 mark in 2003, the Royals came into the game against the Indians 79-71. The Royals were eight games… Read More Sept. 17th, 2013: Ventura makes his debut for the Royals
I have to be honest: this Coronavirus scare is equal parts difficult, saddening, and anxiety-inducing (not good for a guy who deals with mild anxiety). I was supposed to fly in and visit Oakland (and live up my own version of “Oakland Nights“) this weekend to see a couple of friends and visit my parents… Read More #AlwaysRoyal: 2014 World Series Game Six
On Wednesday, the Royals posted this below to commemorate the three-year anniversary of Yordano “Ace” Ventura’s death: There has been much to celebrate in Kansas City over this past week: the Chiefs in the Super Bowl; Fan Fest taking place this weekend at Bartle Hall; Salvador Perez earning his US Citizenship and preparing to celebrate… Read More What would have been Yordano Ventura’s role with the 2020 Royals?
September 30th marked the fifth-anniversary of the Royals’ wild 9-8 extra inning marathon win over the Oakland Athletics in the AL Wild Card game. And as expected, I poured over Twitter today, getting nostalgic as people shared fond memories of one of the most enjoyable moments in the history of Kansas City Royals baseball. And… Read More Three underrated moments from the 2014 Royals-Athletics Wild Card game