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#SungWooToKC Limited Edition T-Shirts

For 10 days in August, Kansas City was host to Korean Royals “superfan” Lee SungWoo.  SungWoo and the #SungWooToKC internet phenomenon helped fuel one of the greatest playoff runs in decades for the town as he took a whirlwind tour of some of the greatest Kansas City landmarks.At SungWoo’s request, he wants to try to give back to the community that embraced him so warmly and...
Via Pine Tar Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Call Up Rankings – 9 Possible September Call Ups

#9 Whit Merrifield - During a normal season I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Whit moved to KC during September as a reward for an outstanding season. Unfortunately there are players who are faster, better defensively, have more power that are ahead of him and the Royals need the best for this September playoff push. Also not on the 40 man roster currently really hurts his...
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Woman at Rockies game annoyed by portly Royals fan sitting in front of her (GIF)

The Kansas City Royals were in Denver this week for a quick two-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. A woman who had procured some pretty prime seats in what appears to be along the third base line could not hide her displeasure at the prospect of watching the entire game with her […] The post Woman at Rockies game annoyed by portly Royals fan sitting in front...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Vargas Is Hitting His Stride in Kansas City

Jason Vargas has been a journeyman for a long time, so there was noticeable backlash when he signed a four-year, $32-million contract with the Royals in the offseason. He pitched for three different colleges and four different MLB teams before ending up in Kansas City, where he’s having his best season yet and has helped the Royals to the brink of their first playoff berth since...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just the playoffs? Hardly. Butler says Royals are aiming for top seed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Longtime Royal Billy Butler remembers the bad times all too well. In his first six seasons in the big leagues, the Royals averaged over 92 losses a season. "It was tough," he recalls. "You got to the ballpark .... I mean we had good players, but there wasn't a feeling we were going to win. We just kind of hoped we would." Oh, how times...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson (OF, KC) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues (14+ Teams) ANALYSIS: The Kansas City Royals have been holding on tight to their 50th round investment in the 2006 draft, but was it all worth it in hindsight? After all these years, Jarrod Dyson, the Royals’ veteran 4th outfielder is finally getting enough MLB at bats to have a fantasy impact, […]
Via RotoBaller
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Infante, Two-Out Rallies Lift Royals Past Rockies

In one week, I will start my sophomore year of college. I turn 20 years old in March. Tonight, for the first time in my lifetime, the Kansas City Royals (70-55) are 15 games over .500. Omar Infante broke out of his extended slump with a huge game, the offense came through with two-out rallies to back James Shields, and Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday with a win. The Royals...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals heading for a blue October

I was wrong, and am happy about it. There is a tendency among those who write and blog to speculate and make predictions, then pound their chests when such prognostications prove right. It tends to give a writer a sense of validation. Nearly a month ago I inked a ranking of a dozen Major League Baseball managers whose jobs I considered to be on thin ice. As of now, the axe has not...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Aoki Dokey

After a disappointing first half Norichika Aoki has really turned it on, resulting in a +46% spike in ownership which made him this week's most added player. Most fantasy owners invested in the Royals' outfielder expecting a high average, lots of runs scored, and a steals total somewhere in the twenties. But prior to the All-Star break, Aoki was hitting a ho-hum .260...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Salvador Perez exits with knee discomfort

The first-place Kansas City Royals removed catcher Salvador Perez from Monday's 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins with "discomfort in his right knee," according to  Dick Kaegel of MLB.com (video here and below). Perez was replaced in the seventh inning by Erik Kratz, who homered twice.No X-ray or MRI was taken and Royals manager Ned Yost said he is not concerned...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kratz, Vargas Lead Royals Over Twins 6-4

The Kansas City Royals just keep on winning. On July 21st, Kansas City had an unimpressive record of 48-50. Fast forward three weeks, and the Kansas City Royals are 69-55, and now have a two game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the American Central lead. Trevor May cruised through four innings, but hit a wall in the fifth inning. May allowed three walks in the inning, and all of...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

September Call-Ups Could Key Royals

For the majority of seasons for the Kansas City Royals, the rosters expanding in September meant an opportunity to see what players could do as a sort of audition for the following year. I can think back to late season call-ups for guys like Ruben Gotay and others who always got the Royals and their fans excited for the next season only for the next season to end in inevitable disappointment...
Via Pine Tar Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A veteran presence

Veteran Raul Ibanez congratulates Alex Gordon as he enters the dugout (zimbio.com). The Kansas City Royals improved to a record of 68-55 after Sunday’s 12-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. They now stand a game and a half above the Detroit Tigers to lead the American League Central. Currently winning 20 of their last 25 games, the Royals have found success lately with a strong veteran...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals now sit atop the AL Central and here’s why they’re a force to be reckoned with

With all the talk last year about the Pittsburgh Pirates attaining their first winning season since 1992, the Kansas City Royals and their fans probably felt slighted in the sympathy department. This franchise’s last postseason game took place in 1985—which was also the year of its last championship. You could probably say the Royals used up all their luck in that title run,...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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