Hearne: Scribe Sits Down to Meal of Kansas City Royals Crow, Plus Chiefs Update

james-shields-landov2When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to dissolve the bands which have connected and assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…

In other words, sports scribe Craig Glazer admits he was wrong about this year’s Kansas City Royals baseball team. He made a mistake and, you know, truth is they’re not doing too shabby here lately.

So does the Glaze take back every awful thing he said about the team?

Uh, no.

“I think rather than saying, I take it back – it’s still early in the season – but I gotta eat a little crow. Hey, the bottom line is the Royals are virtually tied for 1st and look like they’re gonna make a run,” Glazer says. “The pitching is so good – the bullpen’s the best in baseball – but the core group of hitters – Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Salvatore Perez are still disappointing at this point.

“I mean, they’re doing better but they have no power and their batting averages are below where they should be. They’re still a poor hitting team to this point, but the pitching’s been so good they haven’t needed that many runs.”

So yes, Glazer did trash this year’s Royals not too long ago but…

“At this point this is the most promising opportunity I’ve seen since the George Brett era. When you have great pitching, you have an opportunity to go deep and the Royals have that. So yes, I’m eating crow.”

Minnesota Twins v Kansas City RoyalsSo how’s it taste?

“Well, like I said every time I’ve pissed all over the Royals and the Chiefs – and I’ve always been right – that the owners and management of the team – mostly the front office – have been pretty awful.”

Glazer’s prediction for the team for the balance of this year?

“I remember a few years ago when I was getting a little excited by the Chiefs and was talking about them being a contender. So I’m hesitant to jump on the Royals bandwagon now. But this team may be the first legitimate contender in 30 years – maybe – but if they go into a long losing streak like they have in recent years, then they’ll have too much ground to make up.”

HCThe odds of KC being on the receiving end of a playoff game this year?

“Well, right now you have to say there’s certainly a chance,” Glazer says. “I mean, I’ve ripped this team to shreds, but now there’s certainly more than just hope there.”

No sense giving the Kansas City Chiefs a pass, Glazer’s outlook for the team this fall?”

“You know, unless some great player shows up from the draft, the Chiefs don’t have that great player or players to build a team on. So I think they’re going to struggle and not win more than 5 or 6 games.”

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14 Responses to Hearne: Scribe Sits Down to Meal of Kansas City Royals Crow, Plus Chiefs Update

  1. mike t. says:

    I think a lot of people, not just glazer, were bagging on the royals not even a few weeks ago, esp the deplorable power hitting. so have the royals really turned the corner? I’m waiting to see how this series with Detroit plays out. take 3 out of 4, sweep, or even at just 2-2, the royals put themselves in a position to be a “contenduh”, they could “BE somebody”. until the wheels fall off.

    • the dude says:

      If they are still this close to first come August then we can talk.
      Until then I am waiting for the predictable Royal’s implosion.

  2. Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

    I don’t know why Glaze would need to eat any crow at this point in time. Royals are on pace for the EXACT same record as last year and that left them 7 games back in the division. The last couple of weeks has sure renewed my hope in them, but we’ve been here time after time with the same results. I think anyone would be considered insane if they are hoping for a different result. Gawd, I’d love to be totally wrong!

    • mike t. says:

      well, I heard fescoe this morning – one of their worst critics for weeks on end – say in so many words, ‘hey this is fun, it’s fun baseball’ and he’s right on that point, just have to enjoy it while you can, and take pleasure in whatever you can. like beating the crap outta verlander and finally winning one against Detroit. i’ll start with that!

    • harley says:

      explain how the royals are on track right now to finish with the
      samerecord they had last year.
      We they 4 games over 500 last year at this time?
      please explain.
      thanks.

      • Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

        2013 winning percentage: .531. (x 162 games = 86 wins)
        Current 2014 winning percentage: .536 (x 162 games = 87 wins)

        Same / same.

    • harley says:

      jim…I checked…they are about equal right now to 2013 record…
      3 or 4 games difference…
      I thought they were way under .500 this time last year.
      hopefully they can continue to roll in 2014.
      hopefully Detroit continues to struggle thru 2014.

  3. harley says:

    glaze…you didn’t analyze the team and look at the stats below the fold.
    davis and Holland can go in innings 7/8/9 and shut down any
    team. so get to the 6th inning ahead andthey will keep the win.
    but lets not jump to anything yet. There’s plenty of games for
    yost to screw up and he’s come close even when the win.
    I told you not to jump to the dark side with this team.
    but if you look at what they have…and what they will havefor the
    next couple of years…2014/2015/2016 better be the years they
    do it because aft4er that their main cogs will be going elsewhere to
    play.
    we still have over half the games to play . Lets see what happens..
    but for now glaze eat crow.
    who knows…they might fall apart later this season…but the window
    of opportu nity is now for this team. No waiting!!!!!!

  4. CG says:

    Yep you guys are right, its just mid season, or close…anything can happen..the pitching is the key here. If the hitting is just average, they could contend…so far its not average. The lack of power is alarming. Yet in a league of ten contenders, great pitching matters the most and the Royals are close to that. Hey again they could go 3-17 soon and that’s that…lets see how they look in August..there is hope now.

  5. harley says:

    glaze…stick to comedy.
    sports is not your bag.

    Harley

  6. pete says:

    will it ever end? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  7. shlmeel says:

    will it ever end? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  8. shlmeel says:

    will it ever end? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  9. CG says:

    Sports is my bag, that’s why I write it here and on the OTHER blog, and am on sports talk often…my football numbers are the best by far in this city.. nobody close…baseball well I don’t bet baseball. I know this the Kansas City Royals are baseball’s worst franchise since 1985. No question. Til maybe now, and that’s maybe, they have had zero meaningful games. ZERO..in 30 years…end of story…I hope they turn the corner this year. Maybe they will, let see.

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