Friday Notes

As the off-season for the Kansas City Royals progresses, the attention gets shifted away from the great season they had and toward the season they need to have in 2015. That's kind of the harsh reality of sports, I guess. For a team like the Royals, they probably get a little more leeway than other teams because of the crazy drought, but the goal now turns to how they get those...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson makes insane catch to rob Juan Perez

Yeah, the Giants still tied the game on this lineout by Juan Perez – but Jarrod Dyson ensured that they wouldn’t get more than just the one run on the play. Jarrod Dyson…WOW. https://t.co/i5lIq1G0c7 — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) October 26, 2014 Talk about absurd. I wonder if Lorenzo Cain makes that catch if he’s starting in center and not right tonight. The post...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson makes insane catch to rob Juan Perez

Yeah, the Giants still tied the game on this lineout by Juan Perez – but Jarrod Dyson ensured that they wouldn’t get more than just the one run on the play. Jarrod Dyson…WOW. https://t.co/i5lIq1G0c7 — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) October 26, 2014 Talk about absurd. I wonder if Lorenzo Cain makes that catch if he’s starting in center and not right tonight. The post...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Rumors: Nori Aoki may be out of lineup for game three

Nori Aoki has been one of the most important contributors to the Kansas City Royals this year, but his status in the lineup entering game three appears to be in question. Andy McCullough is reporting that he may be out of the lineup in favor of Jared Dyson for game three in San Francisco.#456823202 / gettyimages.comNed Yost acknowledged possibility Jarrod Dyson might start tomorrow...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Clash Of Clans Nearly Destroyed The Kansas City Royals Season

Photo Credit: Royals/Facebook In the mobile space, one of the most popular games around the world goes by the name of ‘Clash of Clans.’ A company called Supercell back in 2012 created this free strategy video game and due to its addictive nature has grossed millions and millions of dollars. From Asia to Europe to the United States, you’d be surprised at just how many people...
Via Blog Surface
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video game obsession threatened Royals' historic season

The Kansas City Royals’ secret to success is a simple one — more baseball, less video games. The Royals have been unstoppable during their historic postseason run to the World Series, but what did almost stop them from punching their ticket to the Fall Classic was a certain video game that consumed a large majority of the team earlier in the season. According to Andy McCullough...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

Well, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals will square off in the 110th World Series beginning Tuesday. The matchup is one of the most improbable in history, as both teams won less than 90 games during the regular season and needed to win a winner-take-all wild card game. Perhaps fighting for their playoff lives from the onset benefitted...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Orioles’ Attempt to Contain Jarrod Dyson Backfired

It was the year of the shift in major league baseball this season. It was also the year of the strikeout, the year of the position player pitching and, apparently, the year of the Royals – at least so far. But it was definitely the year of the shift. As you are well aware, shifts […]
Via Fangraphs
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson thinks Ryan Flaherty kneed his head on purpose

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson took a knee to the head from Baltimore Orioles third baseman Ryan Flaherty on Tuesday night, and the speedster doesn’t think it was an accident. After the game, Dyson said he believes Flaherty “put the knee down” on him during the pick-off attempt. “He put the knee down,” he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Dyson: The Swag That Stirs The Drink

So, Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson ruffled a few feathers on Saturday when he was asked about the ALCS possibly moving back to Baltimore for Games 6 and 7.“No, sir, I don’t. And I don’t think they think that way, either,” Dyson said, essentially saying the Royals will win two of the three games in Kansas City.I love it.For so long, the Royals have been a team devoid of character—not...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Jarrod Dyson: ‘We’re almost at the Promised Land’

The Kansas City Royals took a 3-0 series lead against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night with a 2-1 win in the American League Championship Series, and are now one win away from advancing to the World Series. “We’re almost there, man,” said Jarrod Dyson. “We’re almost at the Promised Land, but we’ve still got to go out tomorrow and play like it’s our last.” Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ALCS Game 3 rained out, series schedule is shifted

Perhaps the only thing that can put a stop to the Kansas City Royals postseason run is mother nature.  Because of 100% chances of heavy rain in the Kansas City area all evening, Major League Baseball has decided in advance to postpone American League Championship Series Game 3 scheduled for Monday night.  The official announcement via MLB.com: Monday’s Game 3 of the American...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Jarrod Dyson Turns Heads With Confident Comments About Orioles

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson sounds ready to write off the Baltimore Orioles. Dyson was asked Saturday after the Royals defeated the Orioles in Game 2 of the ALCS to take a 2-0 series lead whether he thought the teams would return to Camden Yards for a Game 6. The speedster was blunt in his response. “No, sir, I don’t,” Dyson said. “And I don’t think (the...
Via NESN.com
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Dyson gives the Orioles bulletin-board material

Photo: zimbio.com The Kansas City Royals are flying high right now, and one of their players isn’t hesitating to show his confidence. Tomorrow night, the ALCS resumes with the Royals sporting a 2-0 series lead over the Baltimore Orioles. However, game three will begin with the background noise of a player’s boasting. It’s common knowledge that if your team is winning, it...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City renames its ‘Baltimore Avenue’ in front of ALCS

Kansas City is beaming with Royals pride, and why wouldn’t they after starting the postseason 4-0 (with three thrilling victories in extra innings).  Weather permitting, their Royals will be opening the American League Championship series in Baltimore on Friday night.  To make sure some of its residents that live on Baltimore Avenue are not confused, the city council has temporarily...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Jarrod Dyson!

If there is one thing we have learned from the American League teams this postseason, it’s that defense and baserunning really are very important. No one person has better exemplified this than Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson. You’ve already read Jeff’s article on how Dyson stole perhaps the biggest base since Dave Roberts in 2004. Eventually […]
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 ALCS preview: Good for baseball, good for fans

I am generally a National League guy, as more interesting, strategic baseball is played on the Senior Circuit. But with the NL featuring franchises we’ll see in the World Series for a fourth consecutive October, I’m more excited for the Royals and Orioles to open the ALCS at Camden Yards Friday night. For the first time in two decades the Yankees and Red Sox both failed to...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

'That's What Speed Do': How the Kansas City Royals Became MLB's Fastest Team

“That’s what speed do.” That's a quote from Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson responding to a question about how his quicks can affect an opponent, but the phrase has taken
Via Stack
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson celebrates Royals ALDS sweep with backflips (Video / GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes.Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson displayed his athleticism during the postgame celebration with some impressive backflips after the Royals completed their ALDS sweep.It's safe to say that Dyson is revved up for the ALCS.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Fan Taunts Angels Fan; Angels Fan Responds With Thunderstix Attack (GIF)

Friday night was a rough night for Los Angeles Angels fans, and one young Halos supporter was pushed to the brink. In the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series, Jarrod Dyson made one of the game’s biggest plays. The Kansas City Royals outfielder showed off an incredible arm while throwing a seed to third base after catching a fly ball. Dyson’s fanastic...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels fan whacks Royals fan-friend with Thunderstick (Video)

A Los Angeles Angels fan retaliated against his taunting Kansas City Royals fan-friend with a Thunderstick during Friday night's Game 2 of the ALDS in Anaheim.It happened in the bottom of the eighth after Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson threw out Angels pinch runner Colin Cowgill at third base, completing an 8-5 double play which wiped out an Angels scoring opportunity. That...
Via Holdout Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A Last Fact on Jarrod Dyson’s Steal, Before We Forget It*

* if that’s even possible So, Jarrod Dyson‘s stolen base. Pretty big deal. Here’s what it was worth. Here’s how it happened. Here’s what it looked like: Your browser does not support iframes. Didn’t decide the game, but it helped decide the game, and that’s about as valuable as a stolen base gets. What do […]
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

How Jarrod Dyson Stole the Biggest Base of his Life

It’s too bad that the playoffs have to continue uninterrupted, because I’d be content to think about and write about Tuesday night’s wild-card game for the next month and a half. While it wasn’t actually a demonstration of smallball vs. Moneyball, the Royals resembled a team from the 80s, or more accurately, the Royals resembled […]
Via Fangraphs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson Steals Third, Celebrates, Scores Game-Tying Run In Ninth (Video)

The Kansas City Royals did a whole lot of dancing after defeating the Oakland A’s in the American League wild-card thriller Tuesday night, but Jarrod Dyson got the party started a little early on the basepaths. After the Royals rallied to score three runs in the eighth inning to cut the A’s lead to one, the speedster came in the game in the bottom of the ninth inning to pinch...
Via NESN.com
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson 'revs it up' to celebrate stolen base (GIFs)

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson busted out a "rev it up" celebration after coming through with a huge stolen base in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's American League Wild Card game against Oakland.With the Royals down 7-6, Dyson came into the game as a pinch runner after a Mike Moustakas single with no outs. After advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt...
Via Holdout Sports
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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