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Leftridge: Royals Look Like Royals After 15 Games

So the Royals are above .500 again, and all of the nut-jobs that were predicting a World Series victory (or at the very least, a WS appearance) are back from the ledge… This is good, as I hate to see … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time; Channeling Fargo

A month or so ago, my wife made a startling revelation: she’d never seen the darkly comedic, melodically disturbing 1996 masterpiece Fargo… After consulting a divorce attorney—who hung up on me after explaining that this was “a grotesquely ridiculous reason … Continue reading

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Leftridge: BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS (It’s Opening Day)

Never mind the fact that, as I write this, it’s in the mid-30s outside, with a wind that makes it feel positively Arctic… Forget that the Royals are 0-2 on the season, with gut-wrenching losses that came in the ninth … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Bring on the Baseball

It’s finally upon us. The start of baseball’s glorious regular season is so close that if it were an umpire, Roberto Alomar would have no problem hitting it with a disease-riddled loogie. (Timely reference, to be sure.) But all phlegming … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ Rotation Figures to be a Mixed Bag

To the surprise of nobody—and to the consternation, perhaps, of only those who dislike things that are totally awesome—fire-balling phenom Yordano Ventura has officially been named as the final starter in the 2014 Kansas City Royals rotation. Call it the … Continue reading

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Leftridge: NFL Free Agency Starts, Chiefs Departing Left and Right

As is custom this time of year, the NFL free agency period is underway. There have been some big (though mostly unexpected) moves, like the Chicago Bears releasing DE Julius Peppers, the Dallas Cowboys releasing DE DeMarcus Ware (who is … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Just in Time for Easter, ABC Premieres Resurrection

Upon first hearing about ABC’s new sci-fi drama Resurrection, my first thought was, “oh. OK. So… Walking Dead, but without the hilariously graphic violence due to network television limitations.” Then, I read a very brief synopsis—“dead people come back to … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ Surprise Report (Surprise, I’m Not There)

Once upon a time, John Lamb was the future of the Royals. He threw a vicious fastball with movement, and he did it with his left hand. Baseball America said he was the 18th best prospect in 2011. Shortly after … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Goodbye Garth, Hello Better Tomorrow

There are two infallible truths in baseball: superstition and tradition… They’re both unavoidable, even if the first isn’t always as widely visible. What I mean is that we didn’t see Wade Boggs scarf down chicken before each and every game. … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: The Americans Returns Next Week, Will Probably be Good

If you haven’t watched the first season of FX’s The Americans, there’s still some time to check it out before Wednesday night’s premier. It’s not on Netflix, though, so you’ll have to find it on whatever virus-riddled Slovakian website you … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Pitchers and Catchers Report, Royals Poised for Perfect Season

I went to see a band called Neutral Milk Hotel on Thursday night, and it was outstanding… For the uninitiated—and trying to keep this as brief as possible—NMH was a band founded by probably-sometimes-crazy front man Jeff Mangum in Athens, … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Welp, Here Come the Olympics

I’m a hypocrite. I get it, and I’m okay with this… See, in last week’s Super Bowl preview piece, I spent a lot of words on the ridiculousness of media week, and specifically, on the “human interest” side of football. … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Let’s Just Play the Super Bowl, Already

The worst part about the Super Bowl isn’t when they trot out the washed-up and/or hardly appealing “stars” for the halftime show… Nor is it the desolate stretch of barren time between the conclusion of the conference championship games and … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Buying Booze in Kansas

There are many important things to consider when moving to a new city… How are the schools? Will my children finish each day happy, confident and learned, or is there a high probability that they’ll be knifed at the water … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Completely Hilarious Thing That Richard Sherman Did

So by now, you’ve seen it… You saw it live or you saw Karen Kornacki blathering about it, or maybe you saw it on social media or Jim Rome has already released some sort of “hot take” on it. But … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Your Conference Championship Winners

Even though the Chiefs are in decompression mode—quickly losing focus with video games, weed, unhealthy eating habits and extended excursions to exotic locales—that doesn’t mean the world ends. It doesn’t mean that there still isn’t some fantastic playoff football to … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Totally Solid 2014 Sports Predictions

2013 was a year of tragedy, triumphant and tribulation in the sports world. Blah, blah, blah. Okay, it was mostly like any other year, really, which always seems to include equal measures of sorrow and agony as well as jubilation … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Chiefs Lose, How They’re Like Breaking Bad (Hear Me Out)

I was going to sit down and write about the Chiefs’ loss. How it makes me feel. How it ripped my heart out and shat all over it, unceremoniously. How it’s not surprising, but it’s no less disheartening. How we … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Why the Chiefs Will Win Their First Playoff Game in 20 Years

Here we are, on the precipice of the Chiefs’ biggest game in 20 years, and it doesn’t really feel like it. Oh sure, the fountains are bloodbath-red, and there are roving hordes of local news people standing in a frigid … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Last Minute Ideas for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Consider New Year’s Eve. It’s not a holiday in the truest sense of the word. It doesn’t involve the birth of a savior, the independence of a country or a gigantic rabbit rising from the dead in order to gallivant … Continue reading

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