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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Depending on which poll you believe, Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is the most popular athlete in sports today, the most over-rated athlete in sports today, the most polarizing athlete in sports today, the most... well, the list goes on and on.
But you don't need a poll to recognize this: Mention the name Tim Tebow and almost everyone, sports fan or not, has an opinion.
The reason Tebow has captured our fascination so profoundly seems quite obvious: Because Tebow wears his Christian faith so openly on his sleeve, he has stirred up a timeless argument in America: What exactly is the appropriate role of religion in sports?
If anyone knows a thing or two about this debate it is former Royals slugger Mike Sweeney, a devout Christian who never hid his faith during his 13 seasons in Kansas City.
"To be honest, I applaud Tim," Sweeney told me by phone. "I think what he is doing shows a lot of courage. It's easy to profess your faith when everyth...
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It's been 27 years since the Kansas City Royals last reached the playoffs. Chicago Cubs fans are lauded for their patience, but they've enjoyed/endured five postseason appearances since Kansas City's most recent trip to October.
Am I alone in thinking the Royals shouldn't be that far away from snapping the drought?
Kansas City scored a respectable 730 runs last...
With the recent signing of Chris Getz the Kansas City Royals have opened up options for what will be done with the second base position, that is still up in the air, in 2012.
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Starting out Spring Training as expected, Johnny Giavotella should be the front runner for the second base job. But with his struggles, both hitting and defensively, last season...
Its been 27 years since the Kansas City Royals last reached the playoffs. Chicago Cubs fans are lauded for their patience, but theyve enjoyedendured five postseason appearances since Kansas Citys most recent trip to October.
Am I alone in thinking the Royals shouldnt be that far away from snapping the drought?
Kansas City scored a respectable 730 runs last year with a young lineup...
The Star's Lee Judge watched Alex Gordon work out with Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer this week.
Southwest Missouri may be St. Louis Cardinals country, but in a Ziggie’s Cafe at the corner of Glenstone and Sunshine in Springfield, Missouri, a dedicated group of around 250 Royals fans showed up to meet and greet current Royals players Aaron Crow, Everett Teaford and Louis Coleman. Joining them were Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson, Fox Sports Kansas City broadcaster Joel...
A model of Alex Gordon's Gold Glove is one of the promotions announced on Thursday as part of the Royals' "Our Time"-themed season that will include the All-Star Game.
I have been struggling to find something in the baseball world to keep my attention. Yes, the Kansas City Royals signed some contracts to avoid arbitration. What kind of contract Alex Gordon gets remains to be seen. However, I view this stuff like changing the oil in your car. It needs to be done, yet it won’t increase performance, and will only help delay an inevitable decline...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis.
Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. He allowed 224 hits while issuing 39 walks and striking out 91. It was the first time he had made more than 30 starts in a season since 2007, when he went 17-9 and a 4.22 ERA with the Rockies...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN says the Mets are among four teams “keeping tabs” on LHP Jeff Francis.
Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. Although he allowed 224 hits, he allowed just 39 walks while striking out 91.
Matthew Cerrone: The market for Francis has dwindled. During the Winter Meetings, it seemed like more teams were...