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An edit is never a good way to start off an article, but what can you do? Sometimes you simply "F" up and have to own it.... In eager anticipation to attend a pre-release screening of the movie Magic Mike tonight, I had the article ready to go but forgot to publish it.
The "eager anticipation" mentioned previously, is what is referred to as sarcasm.
Since I mentioned the movie, however, it only seems fair I elaborate a little: I attended the movie with a friend; a female friend and the film was actually more entertaining than I had anticipated. Now, mind you, entertaining does not always equate to good. There were definitely some funny parts and the character Dallas, played by Matthew McConaughey, was very funny. That being said, most of the acting was bad, the dialogue seemed forced and Channing Tatum and Cody Horn had no on-screen chemistry at all.
But fellas, if your girl wants to go to the film this weekend, GO! There were so many MILFs in the...
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There is something strange going on inside of Kauffman Stadium. The Royals haven’t played great baseball this year and the biggest concern coming into the season was starting pitching. Yet surprisingly, the Royals have been saved by their pitching staff recently and doomed by their lack of offense.
I am an avid listener of some local sports radio stations and I constantly hear...
It is hard to be a Royals fan. For a generation, no Royals team has made a playoff appearance, truly contended, or even retained a perennial All Star. Aside from the fluke 2003 season, the Royals would be approaching, or even owning, the record for most consecutive losing seasons in professional sports. In short, Royals fans have endured one of the worst professional franchises of...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The play that ended Mike Moustakas' football career darn near wiped out the baseball path, too. All because the dude wouldn't stop yapping.
"Let me play," Moustakas nags his coach.
It's Fall 2006. Chatsworth (Calif.) High School. Football practice. The Kansas City Royals third baseman is a 5-foot-10 quarterback with wicked wheels and no fear...
The Burlington Royals lost to the Bluefield Blue Jays for the second game in a row on Tuesday night. The defeat moved the Royals to 4-4 and is the first time the team has been at .500 in 2012. The Blue Jays confined the Royals to a season-low 4 hits on the night (even in their 2-11 blowout loss to Elizabethton on Saturday, Burlington managed 11 hits).
Bluefield's bullpen was...
The Kansas City Royals' rotation at best was run of the mill, but sans right-hander Felipe Paulino and left-hander Danny Duffy, it is worse. Paulino, who was 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts, has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and is apparently bound for Tommy John surgery. Duffy had Tommy John surgery in June. The rotation now looks like this: left-handers Bruce...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lance Lynn had hoped Sunday's start against the Royals would be his first of two appearances at Kauffman Stadium in the next few weeks.
But after allowing a season-high six earned runs in 5 13 innings in the Cardinals' 11-6 win over the Royals on a steamy Midwest afternoon, Lynn might soon be able to make other plans for the upcoming All-Star break.
The Kansas City Royals have used dominant third innings to cruise in the first two games of this series against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.
The Royals are looking for more early offense Wednesday as they seek their first three-game sweep of the Rays in 11 years.
Kansas City (33-39) scored five times in the third inning of Monday's 8-0 victory in the opener, and came up with...
The Kansas City Royals got another first-hand glimpse of what it would be like if they had a solid rotation from top to bottom. After Luke Hochevar pitched a shutout Monday, Bruce Chen limited the Tampa Bay Rays to two runs (one earned) in seven innings in an 8-2 win Tuesday. Chen restricted the Rays to five hits and held Tampa Bay scoreless in his final five innings before turning...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bruce Chen went seven innings in another workmanlike start, Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt both went deep and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Betancourt hit a two-run shot during a four-run third inning against Chris Archer (0-2), and Francoeur added a three-run homer during a four-run eighth to give Kansas City...
Bruce Chen went seven innings in another workmanlike start, Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt both went deep and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Betancourt hit a two-run shot during a four-run third inning against Chris Archer (0-2), and Francoeur added a three-run homer during a four-run eighth to give Kansas City some breathing room.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Luke Hochevar tossed his second career shutout, Eric Hosmer homered and Yuniesky Betancourt drove in three runs to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-0 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon both had three hits for the Royals, who were coming off an embarrassing sweep at the hands of St. Louis in which they were outscored...
Losing is always tough. Wasting four home runs in an 11-8 setback to St. Louis felt particularly galling to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
The loss gave the visitors a three-game sweep in Kauffman Stadium just a week after KC took two out of three on the Cardinals turf.
''It's real disappointing any time you drop three straight,'' said Mike Moustakas, the...
As the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals fire up their totally contrived interleague rivalry again this weekend, it’s time to reflect on exactly what these series mean to baseball fans and residents of the cross-state metropolitan areas.
A similar diatribe posted to this site last week; the Pulitzer-worthy piece (emphasis mine, and correctly placed) can be read here...