Found April 16, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Los_angeles_dodgers_cc7a
In the bottom of the first inning of the Kansas City Royals' 13-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, Chris Getz put on a sliding clinic of how NOT to dive head-first into the keystone sack. With Eric Hosmer batting after a Getz single, Getz attempted to steal twice, but both times Hosmer wasted the pitch and Getz would have to return to first. Both times, though, Getz dove hilariously into second, each a little worse than the one before it. Getz was finally able to get into second safely on a wild pitch, but the slide, above, was far from safe, as it left him eating dirt and falling awkwardly over the bag. You can watch the attempt that counted on MLB.com.  In the next inning, Getz learned his lesson and would successfully slide feet-first into second on a steal. Getz needs some work on the head-first slide before trying it again in a game. I'm sure the Royals wouldn't mind seeing their starting second baseman erring on the side of caution, too. 
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

How to Worry About the Royals

The past weekend did not go well for the Kansas City Royals. They were not only swept during their opening series at home by division rival Cleveland, but the sweep was pretty humiliating. Although the Royals at least managed to make a game of it (including the obligatory Yunibomb) on Saturday, all three games exposed Kansas City’s starting pitching. The Royals do not get any respite...

Royals Fans shouldn’t Expect too much from Hochevar

Remember way back in 2006 when the Kansas City Royals draft Luke Hochevar #1 overall? Remember the hype from the Kansas City sports community? Hochevar was first drafted in 39th round of the 2002 draft, 1,191st overall, by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Luke decided to go to college, attending University of Tennessee. Hochevar was later drafted in 2005, again by the Dodgers. This...

Royals recall RHP Louis Coleman

Eds. APNewsNow. The Kansas City Royals have recalled right-handed reliever Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha. The Royals made the move before playing the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, and now have a 13-man pitching staff to bolster an overworked bullpen. To make room for Coleman on the roster, the Royals optioned outfielder Jarrod Dyson to Omaha. Coleman, a 2009 fifth-round draft...

Royals Farm Report: April 17

Triple-A The Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League) have started off another very strong season going 9-3 over the first week plus. The Storm Chasers are an even more impressive 7-1 while playing at Werner Park. They will look to defend their Pacific Coast League Championship and certainly have the talent to do so. Who’s Hot The offense has carried Omaha early in the season...

Plenty Of Positives To Take From An Ugly Weekend For The Royals

Despite being swept by the Cleveland Indians while playing in front of their home crowd for the first time in 2012, the Kansas City Royals provided some reasons for optimism. Photo Courtesy of Minda Haas After what the box scores would tell fans was an absolutely miserable weekend for Royals fans at the K, the easy thing to do would be to point out all of the things that went wrong...

Weekly Awards: 4-15-12

This week was the first full week of the season for the Royals. Let's hand out some awards to the players that produced for Kansas City and maybe a couple to players who didn't produce. Most Valuable Player: Billy Butler Butler led the Royals in hits, RBI's and extra-base hits. Of Butler's nine hits, he tallied five doubles, two home runs and two singles. He produced...

2012 Top 20 Prospects – Kansas City Royals

It’s prospect season again. I’ve had my rankings listed on team pages, but have been horrible about keeping those up to date. As I mentioned on the pages, I’m looking at other rankings when I make mine (along with scouting reports and my own opinion). To the other side of Missouri for the Royals. For the top 20, I’ve listed them according to my ranking. I’ve also listed...

Indians hang on to beat Royals in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Saturday night in a testy affair with three ejections and a pair of bench-clearings. The Royals rallied from a seven-run hole to force extra innings before Choo pounded a pitch from Greg Holland (0-1) to center field. Jarrod...

Royals lose testy affair to Indians in extras

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Saturday night in a testy affair with three ejections and a pair of bench-clearings. The Royals rallied from a seven-run hole to force extra innings before Choo pounded a pitch from Greg Holland (0-1) to center field. Jarrod...

Royals romped by Indians, swept in series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Travis Hafner hit one of the longest home runs in Kauffman Stadium history, Shelly Duncan homered and drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians romped past the Kansas City Royals 13-7 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Casey Kotchman and Jason Kipnis homered on consecutive pitches for Cleveland in the eighth inning. For the first time in the Indians'...

Verlander goes the distance in win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Justin Verlander beat Kansas City once again, surviving a shaky ninth inning Monday night to deliver the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Royals. Austin Jackson hit a leadoff homer and Brandon Inge added a two-run shot in the fifth for the Tigers, giving their reigning AL Cy Young winner enough support when things got tight. Verlander (1-1) allowed...

Box Score: Cleveland Indians 13 – Kansas City Royals 7

Break up those Wahoos.  This win makes it three in a row, and puts the team back to the even-water mark for the year. The Tribe finalized their weekend pounding of the Royals, a series in which they scored 32 runs.  It was three days ago when we worried about the offense, if you recall.  Holla. Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cleveland 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 3 0 13...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.