Paulo’s 90-yard Dash

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Follow @RoyalsBlue_com When I’m in the stands, as I was Friday evening at Kauffman Stadium, I find that the triple is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. Yes, it’s more exciting than buck night, fireworks Friday and Mustard winning the hot dog race. Even though it does fall short of the home run, it’s the rarity that makes every spectators blood pump with pure excitement.   When a...

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Super Cain Saves

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   In the 2nd inning of his first start for the Kansas City Royals, Edison Volquez threw a high fastball to Adam LaRoche. LaRoche, a left-handed power threat, turned on the heater, hammering toward the right-centerfield gap. As soon as Volquez heard the crack of the bat, his shoulders slumped slightly with a split-second feeling of dread. His body language said it all, he thought he had just given up a home...

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Royals Fans Ask: Yeah, Why Not Us?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Follow @RoyalsBlue_com With Opening day for the Kansas City Royals just days away there’s still a few things that need to be decided. Will Paulo Orlando make the team? Will Omar Infante be healthy enough to play defense? If not, who will replace him? Will the new Craft a Draft bar at Kauffman be a mad house all year? All of these will eventually be answered and we’ll have a new set of questions...

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Catching a Grunt Off Guard

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Last week I wrote about meeting Frank White at a young age of 12 and this week I will share another chance encounter with a professional baseball player. This time we have to fast-forward from 12 year old me to 21 year old me. A lot had happened in those eight years, junior high, high school and half of college. The Royals went from being the kings of baseball to lowly Midwest jesters. In 1995, I was working...

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Meeting Frank

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com It’s the third week in March and the Royals are flying high in the Cactus league standings. Every writer, blogger and podcaster is giving his or her “unique” take on Finnegan, Eibner and Infante. While that’s all well and good it can get repetitive. Recently, while on twitter, I ran across a post that said that bloggers aren’t worth their time because there isn’t any real...

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Royals Rival, Tigers or Kanye?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Rivalries are part of every sport. Some are celebrated while others are filled with nastiness and even hatred. If someone wanted to know the biggest rivalry in all of sports one could easily put together a nice list. Yankees vs. Red Sox, Alabama vs. Auburn, Chiefs vs. Raiders, Manchester United vs. Liverpool or Beck vs. Kanye. Ok, maybe not the latter but you get the point. But what about the Royals...

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Scott Madison and Extra Credit

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Usually I can be pretty darn stat heavy in my articles and for good reason, everything can be measured in baseball. I was one of those kids in school that wasn’t very good at solving math problems but ask me to figure out Bret Saberhagen’s ERA and I was a wizard. How come there were never any baseball word problems! They always had two trains traveling at different speeds. Who rides trains anyway?...

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A Look at the Royals Defense in 2015

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Durham Bulls fictional manager Joe “Skip” Riggins once said, “This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” The 2015 Royals will definitely be expected to catch the ball. When Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer all take the field it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these guys can play a little defense. All three guys have...

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