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Leftridge: Will Billy Butler Be Booed? Brobably.

When Johnny Damon returned to the Kansas City Royals as a visitor—first after being traded to the Oakland Athletics and later after signing with the Boston Red Sox in free agency—he was booed mercilessly. The affable, dopey-faced kid with endless … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Royals Are Going to the World Series Again

As easy as it is to pick apart the meaningless failings and triumphs of spring training, it’s just as easy to get irrationally emotional about the first three (or five, or twelve) games of the regular season. Spring training means … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Crap for Sale on Craigslist, Opening Day Edition

Opening Day is upon us, but you already knew that. If you’re going, congratulations and I hate you. Most of us ham-and-eggers will be at work listening discreetly through a solitary ear bud, our faces quietly showcasing a roller coaster … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The One Where You All Act as My Furniture Advisers

Once, before I was sucked into the suburbs and my subsequent slow-crawl to death, I lived downtown in a magnificent loft with impossibly high ceilings, tastefully polished concrete floors and exposed brick… And for this beautiful loft, I purchased an … Continue reading

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Leftridge: March Madness Infographic

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Leftridge: The Internet is a Vapid Wasteland

While it’s not exactly “breaking news,” Holy Christesticles is the internet one big pile of useless, diarrhea covered garbage. Submitted for your approval, a recent “article” I stumbled across that appeared as clickbait nonsense on the front page of Yahoo!. … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Checking in with the AL Champs

I haven’t been paying close attention to spring training. I attribute this to three things. First, I might still be suffering from a World Series hangover. It seems like just yesterday I was having my heart ripped out and shat … Continue reading

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Leftridge: All Hail King Sweeney

Yesterday, the Kansas City Royals announced that Michael John Sweeney would be the 26th player elected to their Hall of Fame. This makes very good and complete sense, as Michael John—or “Mike” as he is more commonly called—was a good … Continue reading

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Leftridge: RIP Harris Wittels

Comedy writer Harris Wittels, 30, was found dead in his Los Angeles home yesterday from what was probably a drug overdose. Wittels, inventor of the humblebrag and producer/writer for Parks and Rec, Eastbound and Down and The Sarah Silverman Program … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: The Best Worst Spin Offs

Better Call Saul premieres Sunday night (and Monday night, kinda), and like everyone else who knows what’s good, my bowels are quaking in nervous, anticipatory terror. The anticipation is one of both dread and glee; riding the coat tails of … Continue reading

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Leftridge: How to Cater Your Super Bowl Party

Heads up—the Super Bowl is on Sunday. Bill Belichick and his Saggy Balled Boys will take on Marshawn “The Mute Madman” Lynch. Here are some things we know will likely happen: -The game will be terrible because theoretically, it SHOULD … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Hubbub About Balls

SUPER BOWL SCANDAL! DEFLATIONGATE! BALLGHAZI! In case you’ve been somewhere under a rock—or, you know, not in front of a television or a computer or a newspaper or a radio for the past couple of days—here’s the biggest story in … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Here’s How My New Year’s Resolution Went

Four out of every seven Americans will make a New Year’s Resolution; three of those four will fail within the first three weeks. The remaining one individual will keep that resolution for at least one month, but half of that … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Impractical Jokers is the Funniest Show on Television

This may sound weird, but Impractical Jokers is the funniest show on television. Now this sentence will be read and subsequently responded to in one of two ways: 1) Yeah, no shit! or 2) What in the ever loving hell … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: So Many Shows, So Little Time

There’s a period of time—we’re coming out of it right now, actually—where all of the shows have gone into a merciful Christmas slumber. They’re not done for the season, but they’re also not willing to lose viewership to Frosty’s Still … Continue reading

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Leftridge: New Year’s Eve, Craigslist Style

Well, Christmas is over and our lives are terrible again, but we can get shit back on track by having a festive time next week, too. Wednesday is New Year’s Eve, a magic night when people who don’t drink that … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals Add More Pieces Through Free Agency

After the ho-hum signing of designated hitter Kendrys Morales, the Kansas City Royals unleashed a flurry of punches in the 12th round, signing outfielder Alex Rios as well as starting pitchers Edinson Volquez and Kris Medlen. While two of the jabs … Continue reading

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Leftridge: KC Takes “No Room for Improvement!” Approach at Winter Meetings, Apparently

Hot off of their first World Series appearance in almost three decades (when I stop and think about that, it still freaks me out and doesn’t feel quite “real”), the Kansas City Royals headed into Major League Baseball’s winter meetings … Continue reading

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Leftridge: I Need a Christmas Tree

Like the headlines suggests, I need a Christmas tree. Okay, well let me be clear: I need a new Christmas tree. See, I already have one. As I type this, there is a plastic trash bag in my basement that … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Thanksgiving Guests, Ranked

The holiday season is officially here. For many, this means long travels to exotic destinations like, Akron, Ohio and Tecumseh Springs, Oklahoma where, “ugh… my family lives.” It’s a time for reflection and fellowship, both of which work best with … Continue reading

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