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Darin Watson

I grew up in Topeka, and learned to love the Royals over many summer nights listening to Denny and Fred. Of course, the Royals were much easier to love back then. They got their claws in me some 30 years ago, then they went to the playoffs in 1984 and won it all in 1985. And I thought to myself, "This is easy. This team is always going to be good!" Sigh. But what can I say? If I've made it this far, I suppose I will always be a fan. But whenever they get good again, I'll be sure not to take it for granted. I promise. I'm also a fan of the Chiefs, Jayhawks (even the football team), Sporting KC, and the Nashville Predators. By day, I'm a mild-mannered project manager for a publishing company, and every night I'm lucky to come home to my amazing wife Michelle. We've been married since 2005 and live in Overland Park. Fun fact, she grew up in Memphis watching many future Royals when Kansas City's AA team was there. So it didn't take much to make a Royals fan out of her. We don't have kids, but we've got three cats (one named after Alex Gordon) and a dog. Follow me on Twitter! @Darin_Watson

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    So maybe the Royals should put Cone in the Royals HOF to reverse the curse? I know he wasn’t a hall of famer as a Royal but let’s look at his whole body of work. :) Coney is one of the reasons I love baseball, I had a crush on him as a 12 year old girl when he was in Memphis & begged my parents to take me back . In the process I fell in love with the game.

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    Excellent post. Being a diehard Royals fan, we need something other than blaming inept GM’s or team management – a curse is perfect.

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    PTP posts have started showing up in RSS feeds as one solid block of text. This started happening some time since Saturday – can it be fixed?

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