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This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: May 24

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 built a 5-1 lead, then rode three scoreless innings of relief pitching by Dan […]
Via Pine Tar Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early Offense Paces Rocks To A Series Opening Win Over Carolina

WILMINGTON, DE – The Blue Rocks were able to bounce back from a series finale loss to Winston-Salem on Thursday night by opening their Memorial Day weekend series with the Carolina Mudcats with a 3-1 win on Friday. Yender Caramo and Luis Rico, the only remaining piggyback combination for the Rocks, combined to go nine innings while holding the Mudcats to just the one run....
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morales homers twice, drives in 5 runs in Royals' win over Cards

  Kendrys Morales is leading the American League with 37 RBIs. A year ago, he wasn't even playing - he was waiting for an offer as a free agent. Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night. Morales hit a three-run homer with two out in the first. He homered again...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Expecting Too Much Too Soon from 23-Year-Old Yordano Ventura

What a difference a year makes.The defending American League Champion Kansas Royals ended a dreadful 28-season playoff drought last year before losing Game Seven to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. Are the Royals expecting too much from Ventura? The story of the Royals’ historical season began in Spring Training. The Royals were looking for someone to fill in as...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Superfan Amanda Morkus … is Back

With the Kansas City Royals once against setting the baseball world on fire, it only makes sense that Kansas City sports fanatic — and Miss Playboy Social model — Amanda Morkus is showing Moose, Hos, and the boys love on Instagram. Of all the Royals, however, her favorite appears to be none other than Gold Glover, Alex Gordon: For any of the Kansas boys who want to hit on her...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Calm Down About Danny Duffy For Right Now

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy had a decent enough April to where there wasn’t a ton of concern about his start to the season.  He wasn’t great but he wasn’t a disaster.  As I recently wrote, he certainly wasn’t the biggest cause for concern in the Royals starting rotation.  Since the calendar turned […]
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days 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
3 days 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...
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3 days 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
3 days 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals fans should think twice before eating conessions at Kauffman Stadium

Fans of the Kansas City Royals might want to think twice before feeding that hankering for a hot dog next time they're at The K. The number of critical health violations is rising at food stands at Kauffman Stadium, according to 41 Action News: 41 Action News analyzed data from Kansas City Health Department inspection reports of Aramark concession stands at Kauffman and found that...
Via Fox Sports
5 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...
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5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Royals and their B-BOAT (Best Bullpen of All-Time) re-inventing the game?

The end of the dead ball era and the rise of the homerun – thanks to Babe Ruth – slowly changed bullpen usage. It maxed out between 1974-1984 where five relief pitchers won a Cy Young. These men essentially pitched whenever a game was on the line, averaging 73.4 games, a whopping 133 innings (twice what a closer might throw today), 9.8 wins and 28.8 saves. Things began...
Via Royals Blue
8 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
9 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
11 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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