It’s not easy being “The Scribe.” There are hotties to bed, football teaser bets to be sorted out, nasty comments section dudes to be dealt with and – oh yeah – Royals and Chiefs teams to be divined and fretted over, comics to be promoted, a new midtown club to be opened.
All in a week’s work for Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer.
It’s good work if you can get it.
As for the Royals, “I think yesterday was a devastating loss,” Glazer said the day after the team’s 7-zip loss last week to the Twins. “Here’s why, your team’s on fire and you’re playing one of the worst teams in baseball and we really needed to sweep that series and our ace pitcher loses to a rookie pitcher and gets blasted. It’s a psychological knockout shot. It’s imperative that KC wins tonight, because if they lose this tonight and go into the Boston series, it’s probably over unless the Royals win three our of four against Boston.”
Ask and you shall receive.
Not only did the Royals top the Twins, they also took three out of four from a Red Sox team that played 17 games in 17 days and slipped into second place, albeit fleetingly.
Glazer’s still not over trading budding superstar Wil Myers to Tampa for pitcher James Shields.
“Myers just came up to the majors and already he’s one of the best hitters in baseball,” Glazer laments. “And he’s hitting mammoth home runs. So if Shields falls apart the rest of the year – and it looks like he might – it looks like a bad trade.”
Would Glazer undo it if he could?
“At this point, probably,” he says. “But I mean, it really depends on what we get out of James Shields.”
That brings us to the Chiefs…
“The Chiefs have a lot of questions, but if I had to pick it today, I’d put them at 7-9, because even if they’re an average team, they’re going to win some games because they have an easy schedule,” Glazer says. “But outside of Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles they have not proven they have any other weapons, and as good as those two are, they cannot win if they are the only weapons. And the defense is not proven, so there are a lot of questions.”