Posted on: May 15, 2009 5:57 pm

Royals on there Yearly Skid

Ok so we are officially in the middle of our annual, check that biannual gruelling skid. This is what seperates the fans from the bandwagoners. Lets hope that tonight the Grinkenator, Zack the Wiffer, or Zack Grienke what ever name you want to call him stops the 6 day bleedings that have gone on. Like any male 6 days of bleeding is never good and normally a lot of emotions are thrown around during the duration of lets call it... idk a "period". Its hard to watch the team why they are on these biannual "Periods" especially when we see them play so well when they are not on these skids.

Lets look at the positives that we can take from this skid though..... Gil Meche's appeal for the inside the park home run to be ruled an error at LA was approved and the official scoring on the play was an error by Jose Guillen and both runs that we scored on the play we unearned. The decision came from a five person pannel appointed by MLB and was unnanimous. Jose Guillen sent in a confession the board saying that he should have caught the ball and after reviewing the tap and watchingt he batter stop at first the board decided it was an obvious error. The ruling was announced before the game yesterday and Gil could once again say that he had not allowed a HR yet this season. That lasted for another 1.3 hours until he gave up an out of the park homerun that I am told will not be appealed. O well 1.3 more hours of fame for Gil.

Detriot during our skid is only 3-3 and since we had a three game lead over the Kitty Cats that puts us still tied for first place. They technically have a better win percentage so they get out right first but who is counting. O by the way the three Detriot loses came at the hands of a Minnisota Twins sweep who now also crowd the top of the AL central standing making it a three way tie.

Tonight is already declared a sell out and tomorrow is approaching that make with the PR from the Royals claiming by gametime it will be sould out. Crowds this entire series are not supposed to dip under 20,000. This will allow us to keep going after players proving that if the product is there i.e. a good baseball team then there are buyers. That means we can go and find another Kyle Farnsworth and not have a problem spending the 9 million for two years, I cant wait.

In all the sarcasm above it is just a vent and I am sure that there is even more other people would like to get off thier chest and you are more than welcome to do so below. I am still a die hard Royals fan and ever the optimist I believe by the end of the weekend we should be in 1st place still and hope that it continues to be close through out the year!
Posted on: May 2, 2009 6:41 pm

Royals the Least streakiest team in the majors!

With the Royals so far this season there has been an absence of streaks good or bad. They are team that has been on the teater totter in all areas of play. They dont loss a lot but they dont win a lot. They hit here and there dont get hot but most havent been cold. There is a lot of gray area when it comes to this team and the stats prove it-

Most wins in a row is obvious and actaully one of the better steaks we have going for us-

Grienke with 5 straight wins bring his recorded to 5-0 with a 0.50 ERA

Longest Hitting Steak- Alberto Callaspo at 10 games

No players on the Royals have had a Homerun in consecutive games.

Sydney Ponson has the most consecutive starts with a lose at three and that is the only active streak on this page.

The Royals as a team have had a winning streak of 3 and a losing streak of 2.

There has been a lot of streaky teams so far this year and I am sure those fans at on point were either pulling out thier hair or jumping for joy. I dont know how I feel about this I am sure the minute I complain that we just dont put anything together the Royals will listen to my pleas and roll off a nice little losing streak. The other thing that I noticed is this team is designed that way. What I mean by this is our starters who pitch 1,2,3  Gil Meche, Zack Grienke, and Kyle Davies all have the ability to take over the game stop a losing streak. Our 4 and 5 pitchers Sydney Poson and currently Brian Bannister have the ability to take our team out of the game and stop a winning steak. Bannister has yet to show this ability but I believe that he has it in him. This pitching rotation makes it hard for us to either get on a roll or to fall off into the pit of abscurity. As a long time Royals fan there is a comfort knowing that we wont go on all these long losing strides that bury us in the standings. On the other hand it is frustrating because it seems like we will never pull away from a very medicore pack right now. What does everyone else think are you in the same boat? Do you feel more secure with this team but frustrated in a new way this year? Do you feel that I am wrong and that the Royals have a streaky ability and if so what is it?? I dont know how I feel I guess you could say I am 50/50 on my team so far this year and thats suiting with a 50/50 ball club

Posted on: April 27, 2009 3:54 pm

Surpises that will keep surprising??

In honor of the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals game I will open upt he discussion. Last week all over sportsline, espn, and any sports media outlit writers, bloggers, and the media were all running the story of first place surprises. At that time the Marlins, Blue Jays, Royals, and Mariners were all in first place and were definatly not expected to be there. Its be a week or two now and the only team that has fallin of that list of 1st place is the Royals and the only other team that has cooled off has to be the Marlins. What I found amusing is that most of the articles and the blogs all thought that the Marlins and Royals had the best shot to place first when September rolled around and most writers were saying that they felt like none of them would win there division with only the Royals being cometitive when the time came. It looks like if last week was an indicator that these predicitions are ass backwards. What does everyone think. I am a a Kansas City resident and being a KC native you have to be an optimist or not like sports. I believe that the Royals will be there it just depends on how quick the bats can warm up. I am not talking 7-8 runs a game I am talking about just getting 2 or 3 a game and our record is so much better. I also think that the Marlins will turn it around,  rough series against Phily and they pose the only real threat in that division so maybe they will be there. I really like the Mariners though, they have very solid starters even more so early in the rotation. Closer has done his job and the runs continue to keep coming from all differnet ways which is a good sign. The only team that I believe wont be there in the end is the Blue Jays. They have such a brutal division which comes with a brutal schedule. I think they might be the best out of all four of these teams and if there we relocated to a different division I would be ranting and raving about them. They see Boston, New York, Tampa Bay, and Baltimore to much there is no room for error in that division and I just dont see it happening. That my opinion; now it is time to tell me why I am wrong or right. I dont not know these clubs in and out and fans of these clubs will have better takes them me let me know why your teams won or will be there when rosters are locked and pennate races really begin.
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