Many thanks to the Royals for announcing this as I was running around trying to get ready for Christmas, but the team has given us fans the opportunity to vote on the next class for the team’s Hall of Fame. Kind of odd timing, but anyway, you now have less than a week to cast … Continue reading Assessing The Royals Hall Of Fame Ballot
What happened Wednesday afternoon absolutely needed to happen. Make no mistake. The Royals’ organization needed a fresh start, and you can’t keep losing games forever just because you built a World Series winner once. And there will almost certainly be more moves to shake up the franchise. Having said that, let’s examine the Royals legacy … Continue reading Dayton Moore’s Complicated Legacy
As you are probably aware, the Royals’ Nicky Lopez had a pretty good season, hitting .300/.365/.378 and playing excellent defense. Not bad for a guy who was headed for Omaha out of spring training, only to be granted a reprieve when Adalberto Mondesi suffered an injury. Yet, for all the success Lopez had at the … Continue reading Presenting The All-“Deadball” Royals
The Royals announced Tuesday that fans can vote for the team’s Hall of Fame. The fan portion of the balloting equals three votes for each of the the top three vote-getters of the seven players eligible. Since the vote includes living members of the Hall of Fame, some Royals front office staff, team associates who … Continue reading Filling Out My Royals Hall of Fame Ballot
Alex Gordon was the perfect Royal. Not the best, not the flashiest, not the most famous. But the most perfect. Of course, he wasn’t perfect perfect. But for everything the Kansas City Royals, and their fans, want to be, want to stand for, he was as great a symbol as you can find. First, Gordon … Continue reading Alex Gordon: The Perfect Royal
When Opening Day of the 2020 season rolls around, the Royals’ lineup card will be set by someone not named Ned Yost for the first time since May 13, 2010. Just consider for a second the likelihood of a team having the same manager for a decade (essentially). By my count (with the help of … Continue reading Ned Yost: Best Manager In Royals History?