Royals – 50 Worst Moments – #36 – Batting Out Of Order

Some of you may or may not know that in a previous life, I was an amateur umpire. When I got to college, I quickly learned that I really enjoyed beer, but that it also interrupted things like studying, and sobriety. So I took a semester off, and traveled to the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Fancy, right? The four week camp was located in Chandler, Arizona about a month before the start of spring training. I remember my dad and I drove down on New Year’s Eve and celebrated the ball drop on the campus of Arizona State. It’s also where I saw how many Long Island Iced Teas he could drink. Answer: 2.

Retrieving My PineTarPress Archive

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

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

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

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)

Get the most out of the nightlife Los Angeles has to offer

Renowned for being home to the rich and famous, Los Angeles offers tourists all the glitz and glamour like a city fit for A-List celebrities should. Situated in the west coast state of California, L.A has a whole host of… (READ MORE)

Jogger Chad Rogers Missing

Per several media outlets, Liberty man Chad Rogers went out for a run Monday evening and hasn’t returned.  Friends of Rogers are working to set up a search party this evening. More information is here: http://www.greghallkc.com/index.php/chad-rogers-a-liberty-area-runner-missing-since-monday-evening/ If you can help… (READ MORE)

I’m A Three Star Guy…

The best part of traveling is the hotels. No offense to Disney World, or Six Flags or Grandma’s house in Oklahoma City. I enjoy traveling for the hotels. It wasn’t always this way. When we were young, my Dad used… (READ MORE)

Batman Shooting Reaction

I’m just terribly, terribly sad. To wake up to news of a shooting at a Midnight showing of “The Dark Night Rises” and to learn of the utter chaos that happened inside that theater saddens me to my core.  This… (READ MORE)

Platte vs. Clay vs. Jackson County – Reprinted from the Platte County Landmark

I contribute a weekly column to the Platte County Landmark under the “Rambling Moron” name. It’s a great Northland Newspaper and well worth a subscription. The following is an copy of my article which appeared in the 7/13/12 edition – printed with permission…. (READ MORE)