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Lines

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Column reprinted from the Platte County Landmark If you’ve ever been in the armed forces, bought groceries, or voted in a Presidential election, you’ve become very familiar with lines. Heck, if you’ve ever been to an amusement park, a really… (READ MORE)

Deflection

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A copy of my column from last week’s Platte County Landmark. You can get a full year of the Landmark delivered weekly for only $15. Call 816-858-2313 and ask for the Fake Ned special. It’s been a terrible week for… (READ MORE)

July 10, 2016 – Headline: The Exhale at Dealey Plaza

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Editor’s Note: We traveled forward in time 48 hours to file this report. –DALLAS, Tx, July 10, 2016 Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love…. (READ MORE)

Give and Take

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The headlines become worse and worse each day. Almost as if there is a warped contest that has grown out of control. I have no idea how to fix the issues facing society today. I don’t even know what to do… (READ MORE)

Who Won The World Series Last Year?? NY vs. KC

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It does seem like ages ago, doesn’t it? One of my favorite shows and upcoming stars is Katie Nolan and her show Garbage Time on FS1. She’s been doing web-content for years, and it’s great to see her finally rise… (READ MORE)

Anniversary: Blog Your Way to the K

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Five years ago, the Royals stepped out of their traditionally tight control of their message and turned it over to a rag-tag group of bloggers. For a night. It was 2011, and the Royals were in the midst of an… (READ MORE)

Retrieving My PineTarPress Archive

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There are many great things about grass roots journalism. In the Royals fandom, some of the grass roots writing has been simply outstanding. From Kings of Kauffman to Royals Review to Pine Tar Press. Some of the fan writing has been… (READ MORE)

Royals Fans to MLB: Go Blue Yourself

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Originally appeared on PineTarPress.com – a now defunct website – on June 19, 2015 Those pesky Royals fans are at it again. You’re hearing it withmedia including the three hour infomercial against homerism All-Star voting courtesy of Eric Karros on… (READ MORE)

We’re Sorry, Brett Lawrie

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Originally appeared on PineTarPress.com – a now defunct website – on April 22, 2015 Dear Brett Lawrie, Hey man. Things really got out of hand last weekend, right? I mean, when I asked you to slide into my DM’s I… (READ MORE)

The ’57 Reds, the ’15 Royals, and St. Louis pearl clutching

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Originally appeared on PineTarPress.com – a now defunct website – on June 9, 2015 “I want the voting in the hands of the fans, but not if they make a joke out of it.” –Frank Lane St Louis Cardinals General… (READ MORE)