Well here I am back from a near comatose state as far as following the Royals. In fact last Sunday I had a revelation and even wrote a eulogy for this here blog.
As I sat at my house having barely watched or even listened that many games this year dreaming about being in St.Louis at the Scream The Prayer tour or even in Kc at WWE's PPV Money In Bank that's when it hit me I really didn't have a reason to follow the team.
No you try blogging about a perennial loser (Not annual annual means 1 year perennial means more then one year, thanks go to my former employer Bonnie Plants for that info), try having a broadcaster and a player both agree to do interviews and then never get back. Try having a guy agree to write for you only to have him blow to you off.
Yeah it really gets pretty freakin annoying. So ya I found it incredibly hard to keep the blog going. Couple that with the fact that I hate blogs that only post once in a great while and the fact that new Royals sites that don't have or want the same camaraderie that the blogoshpere at one time had. And the fact that Denny Matthews very rarely goes on road trips anymore.
So yeah the end was there, it was bound to happen....
But then something happened that brought back the childhood joy of baseball, and really baseball is totally a child's game. I remember back in 2002 - 2007 when even though we never had a chance of competing it was still fun because you had no sabermetrics telling you the season was bust before it started. When trades were always made to improve the team. Legends
came guys like Tony Graffanino, Ken Harvey, Mendy Lopez etc. When I had complete trust in a reliever claimed off waivers named Chris Booker just because of his physical attributes (Big black guy, oh he was going to be a star).
That is what saved this blog from becoming another abandon site slowing up the gears of the internet right there next to myspace.
When the Royals made a trade that I would normally blast all day long trading the second best hitter of last year's team Alberto Callaspo for a starter named Sean O'Sullivan and minor leaguer Will Smith whose ERA is threw the roof.
That is when the magic came back the same magic I felt as a 12 year old in 2003 watching Jose Lima (R.I.P) pitch, the same excitement I had when the Royals traded for Rondell White, Curtis Leskanic, and Brian Anderson.
I know it may seem weird but that trade along with watching the team get massacred by the Yankees has reawakened the baseball within me. That sense of hope among tragedy that maybe O'Sullivan is the next Royals Hall Of Famer !!!
So I'm still here I've got a fan page on Facebook for the blog and I'm giddy to see what the rest of
the season has in store for our beloved Royales.
Ray W out ~~~