The Royals' recent power surge eight homers over four games in Baltimore probably has fans wondering what it would be like to root for a team that actually hit homers all the time.
The Royals have never really been that kind of team. For most of their existence, the Royals have been at or near the bottom of the league in home runs each season.
And this season is no different. No team has hit fewer home runs than the Royals, who have 99.
But it doesn't have to be that way, according to manager Ned Yost, even though the Royals play in spacious Kauffman Stadium.
"I'm not blaming the ballpark (anymore)," Yost said. "Look, other teams come in here and hit home runs.
"Our guys are more than capable. They have the skill set. They have the talent. They are capable."
Obviously, it would be a huge plus for the Royals' spotty attack if they could, on occasion, provide more instant offense.
And that, historically, has translated into wins for the Royals.
The last time...