KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Don't get crazy or anything, but here's a fun stat: Through August 11, the Kansas City Royals had won as many games in the month (eight) as they had over all of August in 1999 -- and they've already passed August 2008 (seven wins for the month) and August 2005 (five).
Over the last 25 seasons, August for the Royals has gone a little like the song "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and The News: Some years, it made you weep; others, it made you sing. Since 1988, the Royals have been either five games (or more) above .500 or five games (or more) below .500 for the month 16 times. When things have gone bad, August, more often than not, made 'em worse. But when things have gone good, it's been very good indeed ...
THE THREE BEST AUGUSTS IN KANSAS CITY ROYALS HISTORY -- AND WHAT CAME AFTERWARD
:03 ... 1982
Record for the month: 21-11 (.656)
Record at the start of the month: 56-44
Standing at the start of the month: Second in AL West, 1 game back
Record at the en...