Tag Archives: KC Royals

Stomper: Blame it on Mom – Keeping the Rock Em, Sock Em Out of Youth Sports

Our esteemed administrator has been on me to offer another piece and I fear that my obsession with politics is painting me into a corner so… Time to branch out. And while I’m confident Chuck will take issue with this, I try to … 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: 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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Leftridge: Draft Happens, Royals Draft a Player

Because the Kansas City Royals didn’t absolutely suck at everything last year, the were sullied with the 17th pick in this year’s draft. And with that pick, they selected left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan from TCU. Finnegan—a diminutive man who was … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Moustakas Needs Help and Moore Blows Goats

Mike Moustakas is not good right now. He hasn’t been good this whole season, and frankly, he wasn’t very good last season, either. In fact, statistically speaking, he is one of the worst everyday hitters in the Major Leagues. Oh … Continue reading

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Leftridge: April Royals Recap: The Kids Are Alright

The Royals’ month of April was almost exactly how I would have scripted it, if someone came along and asked me to script how this season would start. (And yes, I understand that, much like the hypothetical situation of someone … Continue reading

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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: 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: 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: 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: Royals Offseason Moves A-Ok (Like the New Outfielder Aoki– Get it?)

Well, the Chiefs have locked up a playoff spot for official, and they’ve got an important game this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts (who likely figure to be KC’s first round opponent, too), but I’m sure another writer will post … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Will the Royals Land Beltran, and Should They?

When a friend with inside knowledge told me on Tuesday (before it was being reported elsewhere) that free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran was visiting Kauffman Stadium and being wooed like a five star recruit—replete with the highlight real on the … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals Offseason Chugs Along; My Predictions

The 2003-2004 offseason was an important one for the Kansas City Royals. Riding high on their first winning record since 1994 and picked by many to be an ’04 favorite to win the division, they did what any self-respecting organization … Continue reading

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Leftridge: A Look Back at My 2013 Royals Predictions

Travel with me back in time. Say, oh, six months or so. The government was still doing governmental things. It was a snowy spring, brutish and cold. Our grandmothers hadn’t yet been subjected to the horrors of twerking. It was … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ Playoff Hopes Disappear, But That Doesn’t Mean Season Was a Bust

Most of us were asleep when the Royals postseason hopes were finally dashed against the rocks. It was late—late for a lot of 9-5’ers, anyway—when the mostly hapless Seattle Mariners finished drubbing KC for a second straight shutout. Coupled with … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Holy Fu**ing Sh*t, Royals Still in Playoff Hunt

I remember bits and pieces about being four years old, odd things that make me question just what kind of bizarre childhood I truly had. I remember that I had two Hot Wheels that I unimaginatively named “Refrigerator” and “High … Continue reading

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