Found July 10, 2012 on Crown Crazed:
PLAYERS: Sugar Ray
TEAMS: Kansas City Royals
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 was named to this year's Carolina League All Star Team where he picked up the win vs the California League All Stars. Yordano capped off his time with the Blue Rocks by being named and starting for the World Futures Team in the MLB Futures Game. Really the sky is the limit for Yordano and what he wants to accomplish and of course get to the majors. Kansas City knows they have a hot commodity and it will be interesting to see how they handle this next step in his career. My guess he's on the Royals 25 man roster sometime mid 2014 season but it could be sooner. And I hope the Royals keep him and a ...

Royals fans brawl after Home Run Derby

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. According to the YouTube description: Watch as the angriest guy I’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...

The Royals Enter the Second Half With a Lot of Questions

Last night was a fantastic display of this town's baseball fire. Someone finally gave us a reason to cheer (and boo) and we did not shy away. I'm not going to talk about the All-Star Game and all the festivities that surrounded it. It was great for the city, let's move on. The Royals were so up and down the first half of the season, that it has left a huge question...

Cain called up, Myers still biding time in minors

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...

Royals Prospect Wil Myers’ foul ball smashes home plate camera, creates terrifying GIF in the process

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 year’s All-Star Game festivities.  With Royals prospect Wil Myers up in the sixth inning for the U.S.A team, this happened… If the cameraman stationed behind that suddenly smashed piece of video equipment didn’t void his bowels at...

Royals prospect Will Meyers hits foul ball that shatters ESPN home plate camera (Video)

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. Video via. Visit us at http:...

The Melk Man missed in Kansas City

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?" Cabrera: "Of...

Kansas City and the All Star “DNP” Tradition

The big boys are coming to our house this year, but that doesn’t mean we’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...

Wil Myers the main attraction at Futures game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Bo knows Wil. Sort of. A little. 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...

Billy Butler Is Going To Ruin The Home Run Derby

  The fans in Kansas City were not happy with American League team captain Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby Monday night.  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. Cano realized this and chose a team of more accomplished power hitters from the...

Kansas City Royals trade rumors

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. [...]

Home Run Derby Captain Robinson Cano Booed by Billy Butler Fans

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... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Futures dominate World at Kauffman Stadium

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." Mission accomplished. The...

Robinson Cano Boos Overblown, Backlash Against Kansas City Fans During Home Run Derby Hard to Fathom

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...

Kansas City Royals Fans Boo Robinson Cano, Yankees Fans Furious; Forget Chase Utley Boos

Your browser does not support iframes.  Kansas City Royals fans provided the highlight of what was otherwise a dull Home Run Derby.   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.    Billy Butler has 16...
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