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Fathers, Sons and Number 35

There’s just something about baseball that is unique to fathers and sons. Sons learn the game from their fathers and the fathers look to reclaim their youth teaching the sons. It is the circle of life wrapped around 108 stitches on a baseball. Through a very gracious gift from a friend, last night I got to watch a postseason baseball game with my son. Even better is that I got to watch the 2014 Kansas City ...

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Royals’ Dyson: The Swag That Stirs The Drink

So, Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson ruffled a few feathers on Saturday when he was asked about the ALCS possibly moving back to Baltimore for Games 6 and 7. “No, sir, I don’t. And I don’t think they think that way, either,” Dyson said, essentially saying the Royals will win two of the three games in Kansas City. I love it. For so long, the Royals have been a team devoid of character—not the good kind of pers ...

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The Kansas City Royals are Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey has been a part of our lives for probably a little bit longer than Jennifer Love Hewitt.  Now that I think about it, I'd say he is probably the male version of JLH.  MM came up as Wooderson, the fun "older guy" from "Dazed and Confused" and then he graduated to bigger roles in movies like "A Time to Kill," "Contact," or "The Wedding Planner."  Later in his career he was the star of "We A ...

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The Royals Should Retire Number 29

Every game the Royals play - and win - during this magical postseason helps old fans like me take trips down memory lane. It’s only natural fans would think back to the glory days, what with images of George Brett during the games, talk of Frank White, memories of Dick Howser - the three Royals who have had their numbers retired. The Royals Hall of Fame has those numbers posted on it, along with the flags t ...

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ALCS Might Come Down To Battle of the Bullpens

What has been viewed by many as the biggest advantage the Royals have had over other teams will once again have to come up big in this American League Championship Series. The Royals bullpen, particularly the triumvirate of Kelvin Herrera/Wade Davis/Greg Holland has been lights-out this season. These next few games though, they will see another good set of relievers, this time coming from the opposing pen. ...

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ALCS #AskTFN

Here we are. We never doubted it for a minute. We knew Moose would go bananas, and right on cue, too. We knew Vargy would return to pitching well. We knew that when Hosmer and the boys refused to talk to local media after getting turned away at the 810 Zone, that they’d go to 810’s home in Power & Light and drop 20 G’s for drinks for an hour. It’s been so predictable, honestly. I have been telling you f ...

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Who ARE These Guys? Royals Are Reinventing Themselves

In March 1965, Bob Dylan released the album Bringing It All Back Home. At this point in his career, Dylan was considered a folk singer for the most part. So the folk music fans who rushed out to buy the new record, then rushed home and put it on their turntables, had to be stunned when they were greeted with electric guitars on side one of the album. And they had to be even more shocked when side two featur ...

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Dear Dad: The Kansas City Royals Let You Off The Hook

When I was a very small kid, we moved to Kansas City in 1982.  We had moved around a lot in my previous 6 years of life; 4 different large towns/small cities in 4 different states in that time.  The first was one several miles outside of Cincinnati, Ohio and that was where most of my family was from.  We were Reds fans, fresh off the glorious ride of the Big Red Machine.  I couldn't tell you much about thos ...

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The Evidence of Things Not Seen

One of my favorite television shows is The West Wing and one of my favorite episodes, Evidence of Things Not Seen, deals with the idea that you can stand a raw egg on its end at the time of the lunar winter equinox. It is an episode that talks of mystery and myth.  The myth has been debunked countless times, yet it remains as somewhat of an urban legend that speaks to a higher power and the unexplained happ ...

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Starved of Success, Younger Fans Are Getting What They Deserve

“Hope springs eternal” as the old saying goes. Alexander Pope’s phrase from his poem “An Essay On Man” can be applied no better than to a Royals fan born during the 29-year playoff drought. It’s difficult to put into words what winning a wild card spot and then winning the wild card game can do to for a city. The stories told, congratulations given and tears shed after Tuesday night’s dramatic 9-8 victory o ...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

The first thing I noticed was a lot of blue. Powder blue, royal blue. A lot of blue. Jerseys, caps, shirts. Kansas City had turned out for their team and a large group had shown up to watch at Kelly's Westport Inn. Every TV was showing the FSKC pregame show except for one, which was tuned to the Twins/Tigers game. A small group was around that TV watching before the Royals game got started. At this point, t ...

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#Yosted

If you know anything about Major League Baseball, you know that the Kansas City Royals fan base is one of the most tortured over the course of the past 30 years.  There is no need to re-hash the darkest days of the franchise between 1995-2006.  During that time period, the Royals could do no right.  It was almost like they were TRYING to run their fans away.  Permanently.  Despite this, I've always remained ...

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Playoffs? Playoffs? Playoffs!

I hope you’ll indulge me on this one. We all have our stories like this. I just felt it important to write it down now while it’s all fresh—how it felt, what it was like, what I was thinking, what it meant (or what I thought it meant). Perhaps that’s what happens when your favorite team goes three decades between playoff appearances. The fear develops—and it seems perfectly reasonable—that this might not ha ...

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The Royals: What Is And What Should Never Be

Well, here we are, Royals fans. On the cusp of something we haven’t experienced in almost three decades. How you doin’? Me, I’m relaxed. Mostly. I feel confident the Royals will make the playoffs in some fashion. Of course I would prefer a division title, just to avoid a do-or-die scenario involving Jon Lester in Oakland (or Kansas City, for that matter). Nobody wants our first taste of postseason play in 2 ...

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Song lyrics cliches for the final week of the Kansas City Royals’ season

The Kansas City Royals sit 1 game back from the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central standings.  The Royals are also one game back of Oakland for the "Home Field" Wild Card Spot while currently holding the last Wild Card in the American league, leading the Seattle Mariners by 2 games.  This is it Royals fans.  These last 6 games (2 @ CLE and 4 @ CHI) are what we've all been pining for over the past ...

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No Joke: Aoki Is On Fire

If I would have told that Norichika Aoki would break a Royals record at the beginning of the season…..well I wouldn’t have, so don’t worry about it. The fact is, an offseason trade acquisition by Dayton Moore is one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball. He has been the lone consistent bright spot over the last few games, accounting for nearly half of the hits the Royals tallied against the Chicago Whit ...

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The Kansas City Royals are Jennifer Love Hewitt

I saw a TV promo the other day for Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the cast of Criminal Minds on CBS.  My immediate reaction was laughter.  JLH has been on screen and in our lives for nearly 20 years now and, to her credit, she doesn't look all that much different than she did the first time we saw her on the awful "Party of Five" series. Back then, she was young and hot and then she got older but stayed hot a ...

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Shields Makes The Trade An Ace Move

Numerous articles, posts and commentaries have been written about THE trade. When talking about Dayton Moore’s legacy in Kansas City, or what will define him the most, all signs will point back to THE trade. Shipping off pieces of the future for job security in the present. That is what THE trade was all about. Fast-forward 21 months from December 2012. The Royals are on the verge of getting swept by the no ...

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The Speech…

A leaked copy of the speech Ned Yost will should give prior to tonight's First Place game with Detroit: Okay fellas, let's bring it in for a second. We all know I'm not the speech giving type. But I wanted to say a couple quick things before you head out there tonight.  Guys, we have to accept failure in our daily lives. This is a game designed for you to fail.  I have noticed, however, that when we play as ...

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