Royal Reactions – Off-Season Upgrades

Dayton Moore has been a busy man since the long-suffering Red Sox fans finally got that elusive World Series title after six long years without one. As previously-discussed, the Royals fell short of the playoffs and couldn’t just stand pat if they wanted to step it up in 2014. Welcome to Kansas City, Norichika Aoki,… Read more

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All in for 2014 – Going to WAR with the lineup you have

So, the World Series is over and the boys in blue didn’t make it. I will say, this was one of the more enjoyable seasons to follow the Royals, and it will be great if they can ever get through a season sometime soon without a gut-punch of a month that drags the whole year… Read more

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RR – All in for 2013 – Feeling Lucky?

Over the last 10 games, the Kansas City Royals have gone 9-1, which would be awesome, except the two teams in front of them in the American League Central, Detroit and Cleveland, have also gone 9-1. If you are unfamiliar with the term Pythagorean Record, then I suggest you click here before admiring my awesome… Read more

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RR – All in for 2013 – How Few Homers, Homies?

Another brutal loss by the Royals tonight. Even after the pitching staff took things into their own hands (Kansas City starter Luis Mendoza hit an RBI single after the two batters before him failed to get a man on third home with no outs), the bullpen blew it in the eighth. This makes eight losses… Read more

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RR – Do Off Days Lead to "Off" Days?

Editor’s Note: The following begins a series of cross-posts with a new blog my friend Michael Clifford started,┬áCool, Dense Air. I will be posting other, non-Royals thoughts over there in addition to the sporadic KC content the few of you who stop by have come to love. Please be sure to check it out. In… Read more

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RR – Off Day Diary

The first real day without baseball was quite depressing. (I don’t count the off day after opening day, as the transition from Spring Training to real baseball is jarring enough) Whether the Royals are in the midst of an epic losing streak or have just finished sweeping a division opponent, I feel an emptiness on… Read more

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RR – Spring Training Report

Over the last ten years, I have made a lot of people go watch the Royals play some meaningless baseball in March. When my wife did it, I knew she was special. When she agreed to drag her friends along one year, I knew she was the one. This year, I flew to Las Vegas… Read more

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RR – Ready for Hos and Moose to Sell Out

Since we’re all in for 2013, a few of our favorite Royals may be household names soon. Endorsements are sure to follow. Here’s a preview of the first carbonated beverage to take the plunge. Coke Commercial – Vending Machine OPEN ON: Various shots of Mike Moustakas fielding ground balls and firing poor throws towards Eric… Read more

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RR – All in for 2013 – The Undefeated Spring Edition

The headline on this post will likely be false by the time five o’clock rolls around tomorrow, but it’s been fun to see the Royals put some runs on the board early this Spring. Billy Butler was the run-producer today, and the Royals finally started a pitcher who should see regular action in the regular… Read more

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RR – All In for 2013 – The Alex Gordon Leading Off Edition

Alex Gordon led off every road game for the Royals last year, and in those 81 at bats, he hit 315/383/548, including four home runs, which is awesome. Ned Yost moved Gordon into the three hole for a few stretches, and around a couple of other spots in the line up to prove he was… Read more

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