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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: May 22

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. The Royals used a four-run explosion in the eighth inning for a comeback 6-3 win over […]
Via Pine Tar Press
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

Here we are, a quarter of the way through the season, and the Kansas City Royals sit at 26-14 and atop the American League Central by multiple games. This is a world that I enjoy living in. I think I was way wrong about this team in predicting “just” 84 wins this season. It’s still […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Royals reliever Madson takes long road back to big leagues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) One or 2 percent. That was it. That was the chance that Ryan Madson gave himself of ever pitching again in the big leagues. Once a dominant closer with the Philadelphia Phillies, a telltale twinge in the right elbow that resulted in Tommy John surgery had ushered Madson toward a premature retirement. He was content with what he had accomplished in baseball...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Early season disappointments

Outfielder Jarrod Dyson has gotten off to a slow start this season offensively (mlb.com). The Kansas City Royals are off to a great start in the 2015 campaign with many players contributing to the teams success. With the many bright spots on the Royals’ roster this season, it is difficult to nitpick and downplay the great play the ball club has had to this point, but there are...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez Spilling Some Water on Lorenzo Cain’s Head

I have to imagine that one day Lorenzo Cain will blow up (for real) at Salvador Perez for the shenanigans he pulls on him. You can only be pranked so many times before it gets old, right? But hopefully that day never comes, because the “Perez-Cain Show” is easily baseball’s second-best bromance behind Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre. Salvador brought us a new episode today...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Madson and Joe Blanton; the latest Angels disaster to be resurrected in Kansas City

Remember the Angels’ New Coke version of the Core Four? That assemblage Jerry Dipoto put together prior to the disappointing 2013 season when Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett, Joe Blanton and Ryan Madson were going to strengthen the pitching staff and lead the team to October glory. Why are you laughing? It really happened, here’s a picture to prove it: Not so funny anymore, is...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Trials Of Danny Duffy: Can Royals’ Starter Be Fixed?

Hard to believe, but tonight’s game will mark the quarter-point of the season. Forty games in, we can start to make some judgments about this Royals team.  The defense appears to be excellent again, the offense is better than expected, I think the bullpen is even better than expected (which is impressive, given the lofty […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mondesi Homers As Naturals Beat Travelers

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas (26-12) trailed the Arkansas Travelers (21-16) by the score of 5-2 entering the bottom half of the fifth inning in before the offense erupted for six runs to propel the team to a 8-7 victory over their in-state rivals.  Raul Mondesi, the Royals number 1 rated prospect according to MLB.com, delivered the game deciding blow by connecting on...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Blue Podcast: 4th Edition is here

The fourth installment of the Royals Blue podcast is officially here.  Come listen to your favorite Royals Blue Staff member; Zach, Walker and John Keeling, as they prove how little they actually know about baseball.  In this weeks installment we take a look back at the last two weeks of play.  We also give our "Studs and Duds" on the team right now, then take a little...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer building a case for All-Star nod

For the first time in his career, Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is building an All-Star case. After a rough start to his career in KC, Hosmer is finally becoming the player they had hoped for. The Royals drafted Hosmer straight out of high school with the third overall pick in the 2008 MLB Draft. He was a highly coveted prospect who was projected to hit for power and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did female Royals fan ask a kid for souvenir ball she gave to him? (vid)

A female Kansas City Royals fan played the role of thoughtful hero when she was caught on video tossing a souvenir ball to a youngster after Eric Hosmer tossed it to her between innings during Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. But subsequent footage shortly afterward appeared to show the woman, identified as Anna...Read More The post Did female Royals fan ask a kid for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Naturals Walk Off Winners For Second Straight Game

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Northwest Arkansas (25-12) defeated the Arkansas Travelers (21-15) on Monday evening by the score of 3-2 in 10 innings to earn their second consecutive, and 12th in franchise history, walk off victory. Angel Franco delivered the game-winning hit, an infield single with one out, to score Terrence Gore as the Naturals took game one of the four game series. The...
Via i70baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 6: AL Central Wrap Up

For the second consecutive week the Kansas City Royals find themselves in possession of first place in the American League Central.  The reigning AL East Champions keep finding ways to win series after series, and are starting to wipe away any doubts of being one hit wonders. While Royals still hold the lead, no team was hotter this week then the Chicago White Sox who won 5...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer Off to Hottest Start of his Career

Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer (35) hits a two run homer in front of Texas Rangers catcher Carlos Corporan (3) during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Royals Alcides Escobar scored on the play. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Eric Hosmer has had some ups and downs during his career with the Kansas City Royals, but this season he is showing that...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Pays Tribute to Cubs Legend

On Sunday, the Royals held their annual Salute to Negro League Day. Before the Royals ever existed as a team, the city was a staple for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League. Back in their day, the Monarchs were one of the top teams in the league. They had players likes Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige come through their roster. The Monarchs, as a team, were formed in 1920 as...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blonde steals kid's ball at Royals / Yankees game...and it gets worse after that

Watch this muscleless blonde Kansas City Royals fan steal a ball meant for a younger fan, kiss her biceps, and then, apparently for the camera only -- toss said ball to a 2nd young fan.Only to be caught on camera apparently demanding her ball back.Special kind of hell for this kind of person. Even worse than their eventual spouses post wedding life. Unless Rick is correct.Follow...
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Volquez Shines as Royals Blank Yankees, 6-0

To this point in the season, starting pitching has been the only question mark about the reigning A.L. champion Royals. If they can continue to get starts like the ones Edinson Volquez has provided more often than not, they're going to be just fine. Volquez dominated the Yankees, the bullpen did their thing, and the offense plated more than enough runs to give Kansas City a...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense Falls Silent as Royals Drop Game Two

“It could have been a lot worse.” -A tragic tale of Danny Duffy’s 2015 season.   After scoring twelve runs in yesterday’s match, Kansas City backed Danny Duffy up with only one run of support. One run of support is hard to work with for any pitcher, but as rough of a start to the season that he’s had, you can almost guarantee that one run wouldn’t cut it. In...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton returns to the big show with the Kansas City Royals

Joe Blanton has been called up to the majors by @Royals. The 10-year MLB vet was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA at Triple-A. pic.twitter.com/dILbTzQ752 — ExCats (@ExCats) May 16, 2015 Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton returns to the Major Leagues. After being released by the Angels prior to the 2014...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Buying Hosmer’s Hot Start?

In Episode 196, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and George Bissell (@GeorgeBissell) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Thursday, including another installment of Friday on the Farm! Topics include: Breaking down the performances of Johnny Cueto, Trevor Bauer, and Aaron Harang Eric Hosmer’s hot start and whether you should buy/sell This week’s Friday on the Farm...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals are the best team in baseball -- in TV ratings

The Kansas City Royals are in first place in the American League Central. But they're the best team in baseball when it comes to television ratings. The Royals TV broadcasts are the highest-rated in all of Major League Baseball, according to a story from the Kansas City Business Journal: "From April 6 to April 30, about 13.4 percent of TV households in the media market watched a...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Torres’ Second Walk-Off Of The Year Gives Blue Rocks Win Over Potomac

WILMINGTON, DE – After two of their most painful losses of the season, the Blue Rocks were able to rebound on the back of a good start by Jakob Junis and a walk-off single from Ramon Torres in the tenth to defeat the Potomac Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Junis was coming off one of his worst outing of the season, and recovered with his longest outing of the year as he gave...
Via i70baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Early season surprises

Chris Young has been a great surprise to the team to this point (royals.mlb.com). Through the first fifth of the season, the Kansas City Royals are off to a solid 20-12 start and currently lead the American League Central. Numerous players have started the season off strong putting up impressive numbers and helping the club pick up where they left off last season. Two of the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portly Royals fan runs onto field, surrenders quickly without a fuss (video)

A Kansas City Royals fan, as likely inebriated fans are wont to do from time to time, ran out onto the field during a recent game at Kauffman Stadium. The fan, something of a portly fellow, recognizing he would be spending some time in the clink for his trespassing transgressions, wisely emptied his pockets of...Read More The post Portly Royals fan runs onto field, surrenders quickly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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