A Plan for the Royals
Dec05

A Plan for the Royals

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   The Kansas City Royals — the once proud franchise which shocked the sporting world by winning the 2015 World Series in Cinderella-story fashion — are at a crossroads. Dayton Moore and the gang can buckle up for one more run at a championship with the current roster, or begin the long and painful process of rebuilding. The current iteration of the Royals is not without its share of...

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The Royals Should Bring Back an Old Friend
May20

The Royals Should Bring Back an Old Friend

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Danville, Kentucky — Folks, few experiences are as magical as reuniting with a childhood friend. In 1999, the stars aligned for a chance meeting between myself and my childhood best friend, Rhett.  Rhett was the best 3rd baseman a pitcher like myself could ask for. I could rack up Ks by reaching back for 89 miles-per-hour in a pinch, but more often than not I trusted Rhett and my other...

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The Royals Have Their Lead-off Man
May02

The Royals Have Their Lead-off Man

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Danville, Kentucky — Folks, it didn't take long, but the spreadsheet gazers of the world are already questioning the wisdom of World Series Champion™  Ned Yost. Overreacting to a couple of games of lukewarm offensive production in April, folks are calling for ALCS MVP Alcides Escobar to be demoted from the lead-off spot of the batting order. The calls are growing...

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Free Billy Butler
Apr15

Free Billy Butler

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   I used to love Blockbuster. Until one summer day in the late 90s. It was a July day like any other. I had just hopped into my '69 Ford with my youngest son, and taken him to Blockbuster. He returned a rental copy of Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Slugfest, a fantastic Nintendo 64 game. I told my son to pick out another video game, and proceeded to mull over my own viewing options. It was a familiar...

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The Ring That Got Away: Finnegan Hopes for Another Chance With the Reds
Mar14

The Ring That Got Away: Finnegan Hopes for Another Chance With the Reds

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Danville, Kentucky — Folks, I don't usually write about Spring Training games. Spring is a time of renewal; of pitchers stretching their arms out, and batters learning to see the ball again after a Winter of baseball-less discontent. Baseball games played in March are very easy to dismiss as irrelevant compared to the grueling 162 game stretch that awaits. It takes a Spring Training game...

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Take A Chance on Me: Why Lincecum and Guthrie Deserve A Shot
Feb19

Take A Chance on Me: Why Lincecum and Guthrie Deserve A Shot

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Danville, Kentucky – Good jobs are hard to come by these days. The MLB is no exception. Undeserving losers like Jeff Samardzija (11-13) have been handed mega-contracts while proven winners like Alfredo Simon (13-12) wait in line for Obamacare unemployment benefits, like misfit toys without a home.   You'd figure the last two World Series Champions...

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