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Leftridge: Next Stop for Royals, Baltimore

When the dust settled, the unlikeliest thief was standing at second with a goofy, childlike grin… Not only had he stolen a base, he’d also scored from first on a triple earlier in the game. It was just that kind … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Some Sort of Sporting Event Happening Tonight or Something

Look, I never expected to be so right in my Kansas City/Oakland A’s Wild Card prediction, but like the classic 1971 Jerry Reed ditty suggests, “When you’re hot, you’re hot.” That’s right, I knew I was going out on a limb … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals Will Play at Least One Extra Game This Season

All it took was a win on Friday, or a Seattle Mariners’ loss, for the Kansas City Royals to experience the team’s first playoff berth since the original Nintendo Entertainment System was sweeping the land. It was a long time ago to be … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Let’s All Buy Playoff Tickets, Guys!

So I just bought tickets to the Kansas City Royals hosting a THIRD game of the ALDS. I’ll pause while you laugh. Okay, there. If you WEREN’T laughing, you probably don’t get baseball playoff seeding, or why my purchase was … Continue reading

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Leftridge: A Startling Confession

A few years ago, for reasons I still do not claim to understand, I became a white, 20-year-old sorority girl… Seemingly out of nowhere—overnight and with no warning—I decided that I loved pumpkin shit. You know, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin candles, … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Hunt for Blue October

The Chiefs start their 2014 campaign on Sunday against the dreaded Titans of Tennessee. That’s cool, and I’m excited—go football!—but to be honest, I’ll probably be mostly watching the Kansas City Royals take on the New York Yankees. (On TBS, … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Chiefs Could Have Gone 4-0 in the Preseason, Would Still Suck This Year

In case you missed it, the Kansas City Chiefs did not have a very good preseason. In fact, it was pretty abysmal. This has caused uneducated football fans around the city to declare “THIS TEAM IS GONNA BE REAL BAD … Continue reading

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Leftridge: My Triumphant Return to Fantasy Football

So I’m playing fantasy football this year. And I know you’re like, “Oh, holy shit, who even cares, dude?” and I don’t blame you. But see, the thing is, I haven’t done fantasy football in like, almost ten years. In … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Oh, Hey– The Royals Are in First Place

Just last week I wrote a rambling, stat-filled post about the Kansas City Royals’ chances of making the postseason for the first time since Rutherford B. Hayes was the president of these United States. At that time, they were still … Continue reading

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Leftridge: With 49 Games Remaining, Can the Royals Really Do It?

After finishing a sweep of the Diamondbacks last night in Arizona, the Kansas City Royals are now two-and-a-half games back of the division leading Detroit Tigers and have a half-game lead over the Yankees, the Mariners and the Blue Jays for … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ Unremarkable Season Continues with Unremarkable Trade Deadline

The Oakland Athletics have the best record in baseball. As of tonight, they are 66-41 with an unearthly run differential of +162. They are a team composed of mostly unknown individuals, an unbelievable testament to their scouting and development. They … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Quick, Cheap Family Vacation Ideas

We’re approaching August which means a few things. It means that everyone’s attention is quickly being directed to the Chiefs and their pre-preseason activities and the Royals are once again becoming a sad footnote. It means that the heat is … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Crap for Sale on Craigslist, Back to School Edition

Believe it or not, it’s almost back-to-school-time, a magical epoch at which parents are freed from the shackles of their godforsaken heathens and once again, almost fully functional people. Gone are the days of expensive summer sitters and Vacation Bible … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Pointlessness of NFL Training Camp Reporting

Ah, Training Camp. Are there any two words in the English language more apt to illicit sexual squeals from NFL beat writers across the land? (Perhaps “free sandwiches,” but my point stands.) It’s clear that we’re firmly in late July … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: The Strain is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen

If you were considering watching FX’s new original series The Strain, I’ve got some advice: DROP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND DON’T WATCH IT, EVER. It’s just… terrible. See, I had reasonably high hopes, I guess. FX has a pretty good … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Will the Royals Blow the Trade Deadline by Pretending to be Contenders?

Because it is mid-to-late July, I am obligated by the Internet Sportswriter Code to talk about whether my city’s baseball team should be A) buyers, B) sellers, or C) do nothingers as the league’s trade deadline approaches. The Royals are … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals May be Faltering, but Hey, They’ve Got Three All Stars

Look, we all know that the Major League Baseball All Star Game is a TOTAL waste of time. It’s usually boring and nobody plays hard and, despite the recent-ish rule that the winning side secures home field advantage for their … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Happy 4th, Unless Obama Has His Way

The hardest part about celebrating America’s Independence Day isn’t grilling the perfect hamburger, or selecting an appropriate array of beers to wow your guests. It’s not trying to keep your dog from nervous-urinating all over your carpet at the sound … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ Midseason Awards 2014, Ridiculousness Edition

Midway through the 2014 baseball season, the Kansas City Royals find themselves a frustratingly average team, ensconced firmly in second place of the American League Central. Okay, it’s not the exact midway point in the season yet, but we’re close … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals Headed to World Series, Clearly

It’s sad that it feels like the Kansas City Royals just won the World Series, but it is what it is. When fans—and the organization as a whole—have been so beaten and battered with perpetual disappointment, sole possession of first … Continue reading

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