PAPILLION, Neb. And sometimes, if you wait long enough in this crazy game, karma comes back around. The Kansas City Royals have won three straight series. Over their last 10 games, they're 7-3.
The Local Nine head into this weekend's dance card with St. Louis just four games behind first-place Cleveland in the loss column. The All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium is almost within sight, which means America will finally get the chance to see what happens when Bill Self, Jon Hamm and Horatio Sanz come together on the same field at the same time. (In all likelihood, nothing. But America can dream.) Throw in the fact that the battle for the American League Central has turned into the world's largest pillow fight, and there's a genuine consensus in the air that this team could be buyers, not sellers, come July.
And, maybe most uplifting of all, comes this kicker: Big Sal is starting to feel like his old self again.
"I feel great. I don't feel (anything) in my knee," Royals catcher Salv...