Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Links you've already read

Don't have anything new really too say myself, so here's a couple of links from people smarter then I:

Bullying of Butler and Its Parallels to Full Metal Jacket
(Another brilliant post by the great Royalscentricity, I mean the FMJ comparison alone makes it a great no ?)

Royals Kingdom's
Quick Thoughts: The absurdity of Jason Kendall
(Points out how much of jerk JK is)

Beyond The Boxscore's
When You Get In A Jam

The Cleveland Fan's
The Indian's Promotional Schedule
(Royals could check into some of these, some sound like some real winners)

So yeah that's about it, yeah I'm so ready to get the season going. If for nothing else to kill the incurable  feeling of optimism, that is so unwarranted and is easily dead by April 20th. Oh yeah also do you think I should do last year's Ray W awards or just forget about'em ?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another Day, Another Step Closer To 2012 Contention

"My feet hurt, dadgummit." Yost said.
And so the start of  the 2011 spring training is of to a rousing start. And yes what a perfect day today, it even got to be 70 degrees here. So yeah just a lot of workouts and buildups today. Looking into the clouded and often brutal magic mirror of the future we're able to see the 10guys vying for a spot in the rotation this year.*(I'll write more on all of them later on when I feel like it)
  • Luke Hochevar
  • Kyle Davies
  • Jeff Francis
  • Vin Mazzaro
  • Bruce Chen 
  • Sean O'Sullivan
And don't forget the outsiders rotation group of:
  • Danny Duffy
  • Everett Teaford
  • Aaron Crow 
  • Nate Adcock  
Let's be honest folks, it's hard to look at that list and get a high out of it. Nope far from it. In fact when it appears that Luke Hochevar is going to be the #1 guy it's kind of scary. So yeah when your trying to build a rotation around AAAA level players and second chance guys it could be a long season.
But on the brighter side of things, Jason Kendall's goal is to be ready by opening day ! And in a season of youth and testing it should make everyone feel that much better that Ned Yost will be sporting #3 in honor of the great one Dale Earnhardt. So yeah we're all ready for a great year !

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Skeleton Trees: The return of baseball

Well it's that time of year again folks. After false promises too keep posting about the offseason, after a winter that saw over 30 inches of snow, after many personal struggles, etc., well it's that time of year again. The time of year again that strikes you like a cord being played by a great guitarist, no matter what you want to do for that brief second your mind is paralyzed, helpless against the power of the music.
Yea, it's that time of times were I reluctantly give in to the tragic hopelessness of hope and childish dreams.
I tried I must admit, I really truly did.
Still no matter how much I wanted to walk away, to find a new way to spend the joys of spring and of the dying summer nights. A substitute for the sensually pleasing smell of hot dogs and peanuts, for the artistic styling of lush green fields and kids smiles. Of course it brings me back.
It's tough being a Royals fan. In fact, I used to hate people (jerk face) bloggers who couldn't stick by the team, yet I slowly became one towards the end of last year and the offseason. After 8 years of being an obsessed fan-boy I hoped music could finally remove the Royals addiction and leave me a new person (maybe matured ?)....
But gosh darn it an [emoish/stat-loving/hard rockin/mini-geek] who live in there mother's basement's can't get away from it all.
So alas I return to the team again and again, just like Lindsey Lohan returns to treatment. Only I'm actually glad and ready for the second chance !
So get out those relics of the past. out folks. You know, those things called radios. Dust'em off and and get'em ready. Because the Royals addict has returned with the arrival of the pitchers and catcher. ~