Found March 26, 2012 on Crown Crazed:
CrownCrazed.com is Kansas City's newest Royals website! At CrownCrazed.com, we do things a little different than most. We love our Royals, but we don't let our love cloud out logic... Mostly-sometimes! We pay our regular contributors to write for us! Interested? Check this out! You don't need experience. In actuality, CrownCrazed.com is the re-birth of the once mildly-popular and mildly-entertaining Royals blog One Royal Way, founded by me, Travis Pflanz. I don't want to go into too much detail or dwell too much on the past, but I was sad to see what my beloved site became after I sold the right to an up-and-coming sports blog network... Spammy, that's what and now it is gone completely! Damn' them... If they would have only sold it back to me when I asked... That's enough dwelling. We are still in Beta (live testing) mode here at CrownCrazed.com, so feel free to let me know if you discover any issues or if anything appears to be "off&...
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