Here’s a little secret, Jeremy Guthrie is one of my favorite ballplayers. It started many years before he joined the Royals when he was playing for the Orioles, his eighth year in the Major Leagues already. He appeared on a podcast with Jay Mohr and over the course of the next 90 minutes, he […]
It’s one thing to have your team lose a close one on the field when you’re outmatched, it’s a completely other thing to have you club lose because you’ve been outmatched by an advertising agency. This is the story of Johnny Damon and, more importantly, George Brett’s shadow.
George Brett, former third baseman for the […]
Let’s get a few things out of the way at the top. There’s nothing wrong with Chris Getz. Chris Getz was a Major League baseball player. Chris Getz played hard when he played, which was kind of some of the time. It’s not Chris Getz’s fault he couldn’t recapture his success his rookie year as […]
Not every moment on the list of 50 worst moments for the Royals is going to be a tectonic shift. Just like not every grain of sand makes a beach, or every drop of alcohol makes you suddenly drop your pants and run out into the Westport night screaming “Dolly Parton was a kind and […]
Coming off of the 1985 Championship, there’s not much that could’ve made Royals fans even more excited. While the 1986 season brought plenty of the same names as ’85 – Saberhagen, Danny Jackson, Liebrandt, Leonard, Brett, White, and Pecota (obviously, no list can not include Bill Pecota) – there was one addition to the club […]
The Kansas City Royals uniform has gone through very few major changes since its inception in 1969. Now, I’m specifically talking about the home whites. Crafted off of the Los Angeles Dodgers uniforms, the script ROYALS across the front and the color scheme has been pretty recognizable these past 50 years.
Oh, sure, the home […]
For every cherry, there is a pit. For every melody, there is an out of tune piano. For every Eric Hosmer, there is an Eduardo Villacis.
For every list highlighting the greatest players and moments of the Kansas City Royals over the past 50 years, there must, by definition, be a list of the […]
My thoughts and prayers go out to the 13 victims of the 1949 Camden shooting.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the 17 victims of the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting.
Paulie’s Pizza is a story that I need to finish. If you missed some of it, catch it from the beginning here.
Chapter 10 – Here I Go Again
It was now week two… or week three of summer. Fuck. Was it week four? The days melted together like the unseasonably hot early June […]
I have found yet another website to write for for free. If you’ve been following the big boy sportswriters lately, many of them have been laid off from sites like ESPN, Fox News, and Baseball Prospectus. Most of them have recently started attaching their names to The Athletic.
As a less good sports reporter, and […]