Royally Offensive

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals are back in Kansas City for a 6 game homestand to face the Toronto Blue Jays for 3 games, followed by a 3 game series against the Detroit Tigers. Thus far this young season, the Royals have been decidedly average, by posting a 12-12 record for the first 24 games of the season. It has become a bit of an inside joke that the only way the Royals can win a game is to score more than 3 runs. When scoring...

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Have a Day, Infante!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Omar Infante decided today he would load the Royals up on his shoulder and take them to the promise land!  Infante took his MLB leading RBI total for a second baseman, and add a 6 spot to it (17 total now).  He is the first second baseman to do so since…Omar Infante, last year against James Shields and the Royals.  Shields would say “I am glad he is on this team now!” after the game today....

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Cheating: Just the Tradition of Baseball

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In the world of Major League Baseball, everything is driven by tradition. The “we do it this way because we’ve always done it this way” mantra by which the players play, the managers manage, and especially the umpires umpire may yaw slightly in light of the technological advancements of the times, but overall they are rooted in some sort of archaic wisdom passed down generation to generation. We praise players...

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Wrigley’s Centennial has Kansas City Tie In

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   One hundred years ago today the Friendly Confines of what is today known as Wrigley Field was christened.  Weegham Stadium as it was then known as saw it’s first game played April 23, 1914 against two Federal League foes. The Chicago Feds and Kansas City Packers would be the first two teams to play baseball at Addison and Clark Avenues in Chicago.  Both were a part of the short lived Federal League...

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Kansas City Royals Early Season Review

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   With the Kansas City Royals crossing the 10% completed mark of the season, a picture of what this team is going to be in 2014 is starting to form.  Much like it was last season, the status quo so far this year has been one of a weak offense relying on solid pitching to carry the Royals to victory while utilizing a strong defense and solid bullpen. Thus far, the Royals pitching staff is sitting second in...

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A Song of Fire and Ice

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   How about this turn around? Getting swept and then doing the sweeping is quite the up and down that unfortunately will probably be a main stay this season. For the Kansas City Royals, the biggest take away from the last week and a half (since the first Twins series) is the hitting, followed by (relatively) poor defense. There are always positives and negatives to every baseball game and series and I want...

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Play it Forward – Round 2

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Round one of the Royals Play-It-Forward contest, a voting competition where the fans pick the song to be played nightly at the K this year during the sixth inning via a March Madness style bracket, is in the books. Some tough choices were made between several strong contenders, and one truly awful abomination upon the human ear (which was quickly voted down. Thank whatever manner of God you believe in). Read...

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Duffy and Davis Solidify Royal’s Bullpen

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   If you have been reading Royals Blue over the past month or so, you will know how nervous I have been about the reigning MLB best bullpen. This spring the Kansas City Royals relievers seemed to have lost their way.  Everyone from the incredibly reliable Greg Holland to Louis Coleman seemed  hittable.  With such success the year before, (and a battle for the starting rotation that was about 7 players deep)...

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