Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Spring Training is here!!!  Royals pitchers and catchers have reported and the rest of the squad is due in late this week.  As they say in Major League Baseball, hope springs eternal.  Every team has a chance for hope-even if they lost 100 games the previous season.  There are constant examples of worst to first for downtrodden franchises to cling to as an explanation of how things can get better quickly.  The 2012 Baltimore Orioles are an example of that. As 2013 begins for the Kansas City Royals, hope is real for the first time in at least 4 seasons.  For some who never bought into 2009's potential for success, you have to reach back to 2004.  If you thought 2003 was a fluke all along, you are probably thinking about 1994 as the last time the Royals had a legitimate rotation and a lineup full of promising bats.  For those poor souls who had no hope in the 2000's, the 2013 version of Royals Hope is more than a new slogan  and a chance to see that top prospect get to KC t...
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