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Leftridge: TV Time: Because One Walking Dead Just Wasn’t Enough

What do you do when you have the most popular show on television but the demand is greater than your feasible output? Well, if you’re AMC, you spin off your enormously successful zombie show into another zombie show set at … Continue reading

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Leftridge: I Had My Groceries Delivered Today, Like Some Kind of Big Shot

I was born and raised in Kansas City, moved to Chicago for a spell, then moved back. KC will always be my one true love, but there are a LOT of things I miss about Chicago. I miss the Brown … Continue reading

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Leftridge: What to do in St. Joseph When the Chiefs’ Practice is Over

If watching dudes practice football plays is your thing, this is your time of year. And lucky for you (unless you’re our one, weird Malaysian reader), you’re probably within an hour’s drive or so of being able to watch real … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Kansas City Royals Are Going to Kill Me

The Royals went out and got Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist which is exactly what I hoped they’d do, so I know now that the acquisitions have to be huge mistakes because I’m never right about shit like this. They … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Trade Deadline Approaches; Offense Targets

Last week, I pleaded with the Royals to sign a starting pitcher. This was before Jason Vargas blew up his elbow (though that wasn’t exactly shocking, given his previous injuries this season) and before OPENING DAY STARTER Yordano Ventura had … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Trade Deadline Approaches; Starting Pitching Targets

First, let me preface this piece with a few facts. The Royals are a good team. The Royals actually might be a VERY good team. The Royals are in first place of the American League Central and have been for … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Hurry Back, Alex Gordon

In a piece dated July 14, 2012—so, long before most casual fans has amassed significant and appropriate appreciation—I suggested in no uncertain terms that the success of this team rode squarely on the shoulders of the (then) oft-injured Lorenzo Cain. … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Random Thoughts on the Insanely Good Rolling Stones Show

Holy shit, the Rolling Stones fucking rocked. The crowd was very eclectic. And huge. Huge and eclectic. I expected a lot of older folks, and there were plenty, but there were also a lot of disinterested teens there WITH those … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Guess I’ll Go See The Rolling Stones

If you need me on Saturday night, I’ll be at Arrowhead Stadium along with tens-of-thousands of other tired, old white people with at least enough discretionary income to blow it on watching a handful of grandfathers prance around a stage … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Crap for Sale on Craigslist, Father’s Day Edition

Dads, right? I mean, we all got ‘em. Most of the time, they’re at LEAST pretty OK if not better, and even if they’re in prison or like, violently racist, they’re still our DADS, right? They brought us into this … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Orange is the New Black is Back for Season Three

I’ve got a thing for prison, I guess… Maybe it stems from my white-trash roots, long-nurtured by a stream of Canadian Mist whiskey and viewed through the lens of a Section 8 apartment’s dirty, cracked window. A good portion of … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Horse Wins Race

If you turned on the television today, or logged on to the internet, or went to the store to buy some pineapples, you already know that a horse with a misspelled name won Belmont Stakes, and as a result the … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ May Recap

For a wondrous, magical period in May, the Kansas City Royals held the best record in baseball. And maybe we’ll look back on it like we look back on 2003, when they were the best team in baseball! for the … Continue reading

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Leftridge: How to Spend Your Memorial Day

Memorial Day. A day when we are to memorialize those who paid the greatest price while serving our country. And plenty of people do it right—they lay wreaths on graves and look at the flag and watch a lot of … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Catching Up With Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines is like Twin Peaks, except modern and for Fox. It also has nothing to do with David Lynch, the person responsible for making Twin Peaks great. Instead, it’s from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan, which is, at … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Crap for Sale on Craigslist, Mother’s Day Edition

Recent studies have shown that, scientifically, most people were born with a mother. (Or born from a mother? Born OF a mother? Whatever.) Furthermore, a 1998 survey by research doctors in the field of science shows that most people keep … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Here Comes the Fight of the Century (Is What People Said on Saturday When This Was Originally Written)

***This piece was originally scheduled to run Saturday, May 2nd. Oops.*** There’s a boxing contest tonight, and according to those who know these sort of things, it’s the biggest match since “Gentleman” George Gagland fought “Irish” Mickey O’Syphilis for two … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Ventura Poised to Destroy Royals’ Season

Kansas City Royals’ ace Yordano Ventura needs to knock this shit off… In case you missed the highlights from last night’s late inning victory against the Chicago White Sox, here’s what happened: In the seventh inning, Chicago’s Adam Eaton hit … Continue reading

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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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