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I have a love-hate relationship with shows like "Cribs" or even "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"...I can't help it. Long ago, I figured out that I probably won't ever have a gold elevator in my kitchen or own my own personal island and you know what? I'm fine with that. That said, why do I kill myself watching shows where people do?!? Enter "Nice Kicks"...a YouTube-based series (and website) that is the self-proclaimed "premier spot for sneaker news, info and history". Yup. A thing like that exists. And I can't get enough of it. Recently, host George Kiel dropped by big leaguer Jeremy Guthrie's crib, er, house to check out his shoe vault. Yeah, dude literally has a vault in his house teeming with shoes and as he says "98% of it is Jordans". Guthrie's collection started with a pair of Nike Air Jordan 4s back in 1989 when he was 10 and he's been collecting ever since. I've gotta think Guthrie's recent three-year $25 million contract with the Kansas City Royals will help fill up another room quite nicely. Also in Guthrie's amazing collection, a wall full of nearly all of Sports Illustrated magazines Michael Jordan appeared on, some customed-made baseball cleats (including a pair made for Cal Ripken Jr. for his final All-Star game), a slew of autographed shoes and, naturally, those glorious "Back to the Future"-inspired kicks from a few years ago. The righty doesn't divulge how many shoes he owns, but he has enough that his wife Jenny jokes that the UPS man once asked her if they owned a shoe store.
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by John Viril—
This morning, Royals manager Ned Yost announced that Luke Hochevar was no longer part of the competition for no. 5 starter and will be moved to the pen. At long last, the team has accepted that former no. 1 overall pick Hochevar is not a starter in major league baseball.
Finally, they have accepted reality.
This small dose of common sense bodes well for the success...
Much was made of Kansas City's efforts to overhaul their rotation over the winter. They laid out a lot of money and prospects to bring in the likes of James Shields and Ervin Santana, so problem solved right? Well, maybe and maybe just that problem. The Royals have designs on making a run at the AL Central crown, but their problems run far deeper than a weak crop of starting...
The Kansas City Royals announced yesterday that right-hander
Luke Hochevar will begin the season pitching out of the bullpen, but the team
continues to require “quite a bit in return” when teams have asked about the
former top prospect, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Interesting (and surprising) on Hochevar: Teams that asked about trading for him were told Royals...
It’s been a bumpy and inconsistent ride for Luke Hochevar, the former 2006 No. 1 overall draft pick. Except for a few bullpen outings early in his career, Hochevar was a starter for the Royals since 2008. With the team’s upgrades to the starting rotation, Hochevar, Bruce Chen and Luis Mendoza were in competition for the fifth starting spot. But after two spring starts, the Royals...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
After the splash Dayton Moore made this winter in trading Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi for James Shields and Wade...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Luke Hochevar is adapting to a new role.
Hochevar worked two perfect innings in relief, David Lough had two more hits and a Kansas City Royals split-squad rallied to beat a San Diego Padres split-squad 7-5 on Friday.
Hochevar, the first player selected in the 2006 draft, was sent to the bullpen Wednesday after struggling the past five seasons as a starter...
For years people were saying, “this is the year he turns those doubles into home runs,” and finally they were right. Last year, Billy Butler broke out for 29 homers and 107 RBI all while hitting .313. So congratulations, you predicted a breakout season for Butler, now what? Will he repeat? Like I said earlier, [...]
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Adam Moore hit two of the Kansas City Royals' seven doubles and drove in two runs in a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Moore, bidding for a job as backup catcher, had three hits as the designated hitter.
Starting catcher Salvador Perez had two hits, including a double. Mike Moustakas, David Lough, Johnny Giavotella and Chris Getz all had...
Ervin Santana struck out seven in four innings, Billy Butler and Salvador Perez hit run-singles and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Wednesday to improve their spring training record to 14-2.
Santana, acquired from the Los Angeles Angels during the offseason, allowed his only run on Carlos Truinfel's third-inning homer. Santana gave up two hits and threw...
The Royals come into this match on the back of 5 consecutive losses, which has grossly blighted all the good work they put in two months ago.
Their excellent recovery and ability to come from behind in more games than one saw dismissed manager, Brian McDermott named Manager of the Month of January and his last card, Adam Le Fondre pick up the player’s gong. Anton Zingarevich, youthful...
by John Viril—
Through seventeen spring training games, the Kansas City Royals have complied an outrageous .852 winning percentage (14-2-1). To put that in perspective, this is a mere .023 off the pace of the best all-time regular season start of the 1984 Detroit Tigers (35-5, .875). Conventional wisdom suggests “it’s only spring training” and it’s about as meaningful as...
After complex games on Thursday, the Padres minor leaguers faced off against Kansas City Royals farmhands on Friday. The advanced squads stayed in Peoria, while the younger guys went on the road.