Cognitive Dissonance

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com This is what the national baseball media has when it comes to the Royals.  The Royals are a bad team, you see. But they are now 98-64 in their last 162 games. When a previously bad Angels team went 98-64 last year they were media darlings with the best player in baseball and the best hitting lineup there was. When the Red Sox became a doormat last year it was an aberration, because they had gone 97-65 and...

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Stop the Shenanigans!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com OK, I think that we as Royals fans need to now acknowledge that Ventura is now part of the problem. Thursday night we have five more ejections. It wasn't a Jim Joyce & Greg Gibson 7-0 ejections weekend. BUT, Ventura was the problem here. Are others provoking Ventura into this kind of thing? YES. Did Eaton provoke – absolutely. SO FLIPPING WHAT? Stop. Get guys out. That's your job. Your job is...

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Analysts wrong? It’s early, but they LOOK wrong

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com I know that from a statistical point of view I should basically ignore three games as that is no sample size, but these Royals look like an amazing bunch and one that the national media and statheads have badly misread and underrated (myself included). If you really don't see their fielding as being worth the runs that DRS says, you have not been watching them. Edinson Volquez almost certainly believes now....

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Early Thoughts on 2015 Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com So a sinus attack has me awake in the middle of the night. I get to watch the game from September 30, 2014 – again – in its entirety – for the first time since I watched it on live TV. No, I wasn't at the K that night. I am sure in 25 years the attendance for that game will be 200,000 – but I won't be one of them. I attended ALDS 3, ALCS 4, WS 2. What a great post-season for me...

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October 29 in Royals Baseball History

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com No meaningful Royals game has ever been played on October 29. When I woke up on 4 hours of sleep at 6:10 this morning, I threw on my robe and took my dog to the back yard. It was as dark as midnight still. Looking up, I saw Orion, the most brilliant winter constellation, in all its glory in the west-southwest sky. Betelgeuse, Rigel and their brethren twinkled down through the clear black sky. I exhaled and saw...

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Chance? Heck, yes, they have a chance! Ventura was amazing!

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Just what the Royals needed. Ventura had just amazing stuff. He had some troubles with getting strikes, but Kellogg also was calling a very tight (and inconsistent) strike zone tonight. Eighth inning was pretty odd. Frasor throws perfect pitches to Panik and Sandoval and gives up hits to both, but then throws about as bad a pitch as you can throw to Pence and gets away with it. It goes to show you, this is...

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Game Five – Bumgarner is unhittable

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com World Series Game Five 2-2 in games So last night’s game was pretty awful. The Giants won 11-4 and it can’t be said that the manager had cost them the game, but Ned didn’t do the Royals any favors last night. The selection of pitchers and hitters was pretty sound, but the lineup the last two night’s featured easy picking sections where left handed bats were consecutive and right handed...

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World Series Game One, the Bats Fall Silent

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com World Series Game One I haven’t written anything since the end of the ALCS. After attending game four and witnessing the end of the sweep I got teary eyed and didn’t leave the stadium for nearly two hours. I didn’t have a game log. I took my good friend’s ten year old son and had an absolute blast. When Moose corralled the last ground ball hit by JJ Hardy and fired it over to Hosmer I...

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