When 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?
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”