Originally appeared on PineTarPress.com – a now defunct website – on June 19, 2015
Those pesky Royals fans are at it again.
Youâ€™re hearing it withmedia including the three hour infomercial against homerism All-Star voting courtesy of Eric Karros on Fox Sports 1â€™s Royals broadcast on Thursday.
Memo to Eric Karros: First off […]
Thereâ€™s something happening in Kansas City and itâ€™s not just on the baseball field. It is in living rooms and bars and on tablets and phones and laptops. Kansas City fans have awakened and are now unequivocally part of the story. I want to help tell that story.
I have applied to […]
We have crossed over into the surreal. Â Last month, we all watched in horror as events too impossible for a summer movie blockbuster played out on our television screens, our radios and our computers. The images were indelible and heartbreaking.
While we all had seen events such as these play out before – […]
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKEÂ
I was talking with a friend recently about everything that’s wrong with social networking today. I think it’s great that folks seem to have embraced the idea of technology. Just a few years ago, I would never have dreamed of my mother sharing pictures of her grandchildren […]
Reprinted from theÂ Rambling Moron ColumnÂ at the Platte County Landmark.
THE FIRST STEP TOWARD RECOVERYÂ
It begins about 8 p.m. every night. Just as I am whisking my kid off to his nightly bath. I give it a glance. Maybe shoot a witty update out there. Once he’s done and I’m […]
Reprinted from the Rambling Moron Column at the Platte County Landmark.
THE FANS’ VOICE IS GETTING STRONGER
For generations, the â€œfanâ€ of a team has had some very minor duties – pay for admission and cheer for your team. In return, the expectation is that every team’s ownership should take that […]
When you work for the Chiefs marketing program, it’s got to be a rough and tumble job. Â I mean, one minute you’re getting chewed out for leaving gum wrappers on the steps, another minute you’re trying to put money into the coffers of the clarks by charging firefighters to hold a flag and […]
Make that two popular Royals players that have announced that they are quitting Twitter.
Earlier in the year, injured pitcher Danny Duffy closed his popular and upbeat Twitter account for a short time after a heated discussion with an online follower. Â Duffy returned toÂ Twitter a couple of weeks later making no mention […]
This is a story about Twitter; Baseball and Athletes; Trolling and Trolls; and Children and Childishness. But mostly it’s about Twitter.
As has been documented by the Kansas City Royals, Danny Duffy, injured starting pitcher for the Royals deactivated his popular @dduffkc23 Twitter account late last night with the following tweet:
It’s Hate Week. And if you don’t know what that means, then you obviously aren’t a fan or MU or KU, or you have a mental disorder.
Hate Week meant to me that I’m liable to lose my shit a couple of times in the week, and Tuesday night, I had a doozy. Â Here’s an […]