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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)

New Deductions

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

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

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

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)

Shark Bites Man

The Internet was invented for negativity. And I have used this platform more than enough times to advance that cause. But it’s also important to use this platform every once in a while to mention when things go right. A… (READ MORE)

Vote To The Nines

It’s safe to say that 99% of my knowledge is about sports. I can tell you Jason Kendall’s batting average while he was with the Royals – (.256) I can tell you how many sacks Derrick Thomas had (126.5). I… (READ MORE)

The Necktie

This column first appeared in The Platte County Landmark on December 9, 2015. Today’s column is a tale of sadness and woe. It is a tale of aching and suffering. It is a tale of sorrow, and angst, and immeasurable pain…. (READ MORE)