When Sam Mellinger took Jason Whitlock‘s place on the sports page of the Kansas City Star I really thought he was going to be outstanding…
Now that he’s had the post for about a year, uh, I don’t see much excitement there.
Maybe the Star has put the brakes on Sam’s ink, but he’s become a total "homer" and kinda boring. Of course our sports world in KC is horrible. We have no good teams, but hey Sam could have gone out of the box.
For example, which Chiefs are using roids? Investigate it, Sam, it’s all out there. Or how about a story about the Royals having No Future? That would be a good one. Or, will this be Matt’s last year here?
Instead Sam tows the party line way too much.
Again the Royals are a mess and hard to write about so DON’T. Go to something else. Even an occasional WHERE ARE THEY NOW on ex Chiefs and Royals who mattered would be worthwhile. People love that one. I do.
Today Sam wrote about Mike Moustakas’ future. Mike is the new power hitter who’s been with the Royals now for a month and a half. Mike has ONE homer, ONE? HE IS HITTING .206. Right now, HE STINKS. HE IS A BUST. Write that!
The entire youth movement is a JOKE, Sam – there is no movement.
Hello, it’s all bullshit. Where have you been? The Royals are deep in last, have worst record in the American League, 20 games out just half way through the season and are a near cinch to lose 100 games. Oh second worst record in baseball just in front of Houston (who was in the playoffs just a few years ago with Beltran).
Sam, you wrote about the "movement in 2012" to be a contender?
What are you smoking, brother?
This poor organization couldn’t spell contender. WE DON’T HAVE ONE PITCHER to go with our NO HITTERS.
Yes, the defense is better, Sam. Wow. NO STARTER IS HITTING .300. WRITE THAT. Even our new hero Eric Hosmer is doing just decent, not great, with a .260 batting average. And P.S., he’s no longer talked about in the national news, ever. I do think he will be a good one, just him though. Gordon is also above average. Butler is, as you kinda wrote once, worthless on this crap team. By the way Billy is also well below .300
Sam, remember how Jason used to light it up? He would have destroyed this team in the paper and be calling for a NEW OWNER. Clearly with the Glass Family this team is the all-time joke of baseball.
Get tough, Sam. Be brave, grow a pair. Let’s start some stuff. You are a very good writer but your content is weak, sir. Hey, I like you, but you have made nobody forget Jason. Nobody, not even Nick Wright, who has you on all the time.
My writing style is at best average, but my content is strong, therein lies the difference.
Lets go Sam!!!! I’m rooting for ya!!!!