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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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Leftridge: Fresh Off World Series, Royals Seek Replacement Parts

With Major League Baseball’s off season hootenanny officially underway—Ned Yost finished third in AL Manager of the Year voting, btw—it’s time for rumors to start flying faster than insults regarding intellect and/or sexuality in the KCC comments section. So far, … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Fans Revolt After Chiefs Announce London Game

Yesterday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they’d join in the NFL’s aggressive push for global domination by playing a game next season against the Detroit Lions in London, England. Unsurprisingly, the announcement was met with calamitous fury from “Chiefs’ … Continue reading

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Hearne: Facing Up to the Bitter Realities of Royals Baseball

In the end, didn’t we all know better? Coming back after a Rip Van Winkle coma is no small thing, and even people like me who had moved on with their lives leaving Major League Baseball in the distant rearview mirror were charmed by … Continue reading

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Hearne: World Series Grab Bag – Everything You Need to Know & More

Maybe you’ve got hours to kill running down anything and everything Royals… I’m betting though that you don’t – even if you have World Series fever – and who doesn’t these days? – you’ve still got a life, right? Example: I totally … Continue reading

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Leftridge: In Case You Missed It, a Brief World Series Recap

The World Series featuring the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants is now 2-1 in favor of the Kansas City squad, and in case you haven’t been paying attention, here is what has happened so far. Game One: … Continue reading

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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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