Just about every change in baseball over the last few decades has been geared toward producing more offense and more home runs.
The ballparks get smaller as do the strike zones, it seems.
Yet in this age of inflated home run numbers, Royals second baseman Chris Getz is the bizarre anomaly:
He has no power. Virtually none.
In fact, Getz hasn't hit a home run in almost three years, which seems almost impossible in a bombers' league like the American League.
Getz's last homer came while he was a member of the White Sox. It was July 19, 2009, in Chicago. He remembers.
"It was off (Baltimore's) Jeremy Guthrie," Getz said. "I pulled it. No doubter."
Getz's other major league home run came earlier that year.
"Pulled that one, too," he said, smiling.
But Getz, 28, hasn't homered since. He already owns the Royals record for the longest home run drought to start a career with the team 690 at bats entering Thursday's game against Milwaukee.
Yet Getz doesn't have the league's current...