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JEFF MONTGOMERY on KEVIN APPIEROne of the first players I remember meeting after being traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals was a young pitcher from Lancaster, California, named Kevin Appier.Â It was in the spring of 1988 and I didnâ€™t know much about the Royals organization as I grew up watching and idolizing the players on â€śThe Big Red Machineâ€ť and later having the good fortune of being drafted by the Reds.I didnâ€™t remember â€śApeâ€ť because of the number on the back of his Topps card, it was because he was a 20 year-old who had just been drafted in the first round by the Royals out of Antelope Valley (California) Junior College.Â In fact, he had yet to complete his first full season in professional baseball and we were standing behind the protective screen behind second base on a minor league field collecting batting practice balls as they were throwing in to the â€śbucketâ€ť.It was during my first conversation that day with Kevin Appier that I realized he was a littl...
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Two Royals fans got into it with a third Royals fan and it made for the best entertainment of the night. Coming in a close second was the Twitter uproar everytime that Chris Berman spoke.
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Watch as the angriest guy Iâ€™ve seen does some Kung Fu on this poor dude. The guy in the powder Royals jersey got to spend the night in jail along...
Royals fans hoping for a quick promotion for prospect Wil Myers will have to wait a bit longer.
Perhaps quite a bit longer.
The Royals activated center fielder Lorenzo Cain on Monday, along with second baseman Chris Getz, and shipped out Irving Falu and right-hander Nate Adcock to Triple-A Omaha.
What that means is that Cain will take over the job in center field, and be occasionally...
This Sunday the 2012 MLB Futures Game between teams comprised of U.S. players taking on their foreign counterparts took place to kick off this yearâ€™s All-Star Game festivities.Â With Royals prospect Wil Myers up in the sixth inning for the U.S.A team, this happenedâ€¦
If the cameraman stationed behind that suddenly smashed piece of video equipment didnâ€™t void his bowels at...
Kansas City Royals prospect Will Meyers fouled a pitch straight back behind home plate that shattered the lens of an ESPN camera during Sunday's MLB All-Star Futures game in Kansas City.
Looks like ESPN will have to send Meyers the bill for that one.
Meyers had 3 RBIs to help lead the U.S. team to a 17-5 victory over the World team.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Our man Melky Cabrera didn't go all Danny Duffy and demand to be buried a Royal some limbs on the tree should be left well enough alone but hidden beneath all the beer-quaffing and Robinson-Cano-jeering (BOOOO!) from Monday, we had this little exchange:
Reporter: "Would you have liked to stay in Kansas City in the long-term?"
The big boys are coming to our house this year, but that doesnâ€™t mean weâ€™ll be allowed to play with them.
The Royals host the All Star Game this year, and it is a huge event for Kansas City. But the hopes of KC fans that their team would be well represented at home were disappointed.
Ever since the announcement was made that KC would be home to the 2012 All Star Game, the question...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Bo knows Wil. Sort of.
OK, not really.
"He kind of knew who I was," Wil Myers, the Kansas City Royals' top prospect, recalled with a grin as he sat inside the home clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium. "But he didn't really know anything about me."
That'll change, you feel, after Sunday night. Myers, the Royals' 6-foot...
The fans in Kansas City were not happy with American League team captain Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby Monday night. Â Apparently, Cano had promised to include whatever Kansas City Royal made the squad. That Royal turned out to be Billy Butler, who has hit 16 home runs heading into the break.Â Cano realized this and chose a team of more accomplished power hitters from the...
With a 37-47 record at the break, the Kansas City Royals appear poised to be one of the few true sellers at the trade deadline. The spring of 2012 was forged with great promise in BBQ City but has been met with typical substandard play and disappointment. The worst offender has been the pitching staff. [...]
Kansas City Royals fans, upset that after NY Yankees 2nd baseman (and defending Home Run Derby champion, thus -- the captain of this year's event) reportedly said that he would pick Billy Butler for...
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In a move that really shouldn't surprised anyone following the Blue Rocks, RHP Vordano Ventura was officially promoted to the Kansas City Royals AA team, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, after having a spectacular run in Wilmington.
In a little over half a season with the Blue Rocks Yordano was 3-5 in 16 games, had a 3.30 ERA, and struck out 98 batters in 76.1 innings. He...
Manager George Brett had a simple message for his U.S. Team prior to Sunday's All-Star Future's Game against the World Team at Kauffman Stadium:
Embarrass the World Team.
"I really did tell them that," Brett said. "I think that's the attitude you have to have going into every game. You want to embarrass the other team."
What is all the fuss about? Robinson Cano was booed mercilessly by the Kansas City fans during Monday night's Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium. So what? Should Cano have have been booed? No, probably not. Judging by the numbers and pure home run talent on the roster, no Royals player was really worthy of participating in the event anyway -- even the underrated Billy Butler...
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Kansas City Royals fans provided the highlight of what was otherwise a dull Home Run Derby. Â Bitter that Kansas City's hometown hero Billy Butler was left off of the Home Run Derby as captain Robinson Cano picked other players despite Cano stating that he would take a hometown player, they let them have it. Â Â Billy Butler has 16...
Riding some hot pitching and scalding bats, the Detroit Tigers surged into the second half of the season by completing a clean three game sweep of the Kansas City Royals. Sundayâ€™s 7-1 final wasnâ€™t as close as previous games, and â€¦ Continue reading â†’