KC Royals: An Apology to Chris Owings

On behalf of all of Kansas City, Royals fans home and abroad, I’d like to offer our sincerest apologies for your treatment in Kansas City. No, I’m not talking about the boo-birds you may be hearing, or the cries for you to be benched.  I’m referring to how poorly our General Manager and Manager have…

Cheer up, it’s better this way

If you squint…Yeah, this Royals season wasn’t going anywhere anyway.  Sorry, not sorry. This team is staring down the barrel of a 90+ loss season.  The news that Salvador Perez is likely to miss the entire 2019 season due to UCL injury, while devastating for Royals fans, doesn’t equate to much in terms of impacting…

Billy Hamilton: You can’t steal 1st, or can you?

Earlier this winter I had the opportunity to attend a Kansas High School Baseball Coaching Conference.   One of the presentations was a feature on base-running by the Royals Rusty Kuntz and Mitch Maier.  Pretty exciting stuff, right?  It actually was.  Honestly, I could probably listen to Rusty talk about anything.  He obviously brings a wealth…

Evaluating the Soria/Alexander Trade

One thing is for certain, with or without Hosmer, a rebuilding project is going to take place in Kansas City. Last night, the Royals seemed to signal the beginning of that rebuild by engaging in a three-team trade, sending Scott Alexander to the Dodgers and Joakim Soria to the White Sox. In return, the Royals…

Eric Hosmer: Me and Also Me

Winter was supposed to usher in sweeping changes for Kansas City Royals baseball.  The band was breaking up, and going their separate ways.  The Royals were pegged to take a couple steps back before they could move forward again.  The dreaded ‘r’ word–re-building. So far, the only thing winter has ushered in are pipe-bursting frigid…

Kansas City Royals: Offering More Than Just Memories

Dear Royals, I had the pleasure of attending the farewell game on Sunday afternoon.  I don’t know what the score was, nor do I care.  I don’t think anyone else did either.  Thank you for continuing to be a first class organization and doing things the right way. Usually, September and October Sundays are dedicated…

Kansas City Royals: Gordon’t

The 2017 trade deadline was encouraging.  The Royals struck a deal with the San Diego Padres that landed them three much-needed arms: starting pitcher, Trevor Cahill (RH); relief pitcher, Ryan Buchter (LH), and relief pitcher Brandon Maurer (RH). Further, they reunited with Melky Cabrera, by acquiring him from the Chicago White Sox. Noteworthy in all…