Author Archive: Chris

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)

New Deductions

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This first appeared in the Platte County Landmark in early March. By this time in the year, I’d like to be able to sit here and tell you that I’m all done with my taxes. I’m not. For whatever reason,… (READ MORE)

Super Bowl 75

Confetti shoots into the air after the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on February 3, 2016 There’s a phrase in many corners of the Internet and in the media that means making a prediction so bold that it literally melts the plastic sitting… (READ MORE)

The Surly Bonds of Earth

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One of the most impactful moments of my childhood was 30 years ago this week. Like many of you, I’m remembering where I was when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into the STS program’s 25th flight. Like many Americans, I… (READ MORE)

Ask a Fat Guy

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First appeared in the Platte County Landmark on January 6, 2016 Stores have had Christmas decorations for sale since October, and as they begin to take them down and put out Easter goods, there’s a small sliver of time. Let’s… (READ MORE)