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Happy Anniversary, White Sox Fans!

October 26th, 2005 will forever be a landmark date for White Sox fans. Indeed, just 9 years ago, the Chicago White Sox won Game Four of the World Series , and with it, gave Chicago its first World Series win since 1917.Despite being a sweep, the Series was much closer than it appeared. It took unexpected heroes, with timely moon shots from the unlikeliest of people. The largest margin...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thank You, Royals

You might think this is a hard thing to write, but I find it pretty easy, actually. As Royals fans, we all should be thanking this franchise. Yes, they are just doing what they’re supposed to do by making it to the World Series, but I think we all know that it’s not that easy. Of course, part of that has been some luck—I don’t think even the most optimistic fan would argue...
Via Pine Tar Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Eulogy For the 2014 Oakland Athletics

By Toby Hunt, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer - As another September sun sets over the beautiful and luxurious Acorn Projects, we must bid our lastfarewells to a cherished friend. A Friend we all know and love. A friend with more passion and grit than Darin Erstad’s resume. A friend that fought hard to the very end, but just couldn’t hold on any longer. A friend that faced and overcame...
Via Angelswin
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks Paulie

It’s odd to think that an 18 year career can be summed up in a single moment, but sometimes that’s just what happens. Those of us that were there to see it will never forget the sound of 40,000 people simultaneously cheering and rising to their feet the moment the ball left the bat. On a cold, rainy, miserable night on the South Side of Chicago, Paul Konerko cemented his place...
Via Grab Some Bench
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko’s Greatest Moments: #6

 6. Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko hit back-to-back 300th Homers This is just amazing. At first, fans were excited to see the first pair of back-to-back homers for the White Sox that season. But then, it was reported that Dye and Konerko were the first teammates to ever each hit a century homer in the same game, let alone the first to ever do it back-to-back. At the time, the home...
Via Sports Mockery
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Post All Star Game and Post Trade Deadline

Salvador Perez Royals -Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Kansas City Royals went into the All Star break with a record of 48-46. They had 3 players who were selected to go to the All Star Game in Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Greg Holland. Unfortunately Alex was unable to play in the All Star Game (ASG) because of an injury but at the same time Royals catcher Perez got to...
Via Hot Stove MLB
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas Induction Just Got Interesting

Posted to South Side HitmenAs you can see, former teammates Aaron Rowand, Jermaine Dye and A.J. Pierzynski have joined ‘The Big Hurt’ Frank Thomas in Cooperstown for his Hall of Fame induction this weekend. Not only that, apparently Rowand and Pierzynski have rented a house and getting after reliving the glory days. HOF Weekend is great enough, but when Aaron Rowand and AJ Pierzinski...
Via Sports Mockery
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 18, 1999

1999: Tim Spehr’s three-run home run in the sixth inning proved to be the biggest blow of the game, as the Royals withstood a ninth-inning rally to take a 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.With the Royals holding a 2-1 lead in the sixth, Mike Sweeney laced a one-out double off Cubs starter Kevin Tapani. After a Jermaine Dye groundout, the Cubs intentionally walked...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–June 5, 2000

2000: Mike Sweeney’s two-run double was the key blow in a four-run sixth inning, which was the key inning in the Royals’ 7-4 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Royals built a 3-1 lead through the first five innings. Kansas City scored first, against Cardinals starter Pat Hentgen in the second inning. Carlos Beltran walked to start the inning. Joe Randa...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals defense in spotlight for playoff hopes

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If defense wins championships, the Kansas City Royals could end their 29-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners -- first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon -- for the first time in their history. From 1990-2010, the Royals had only two Gold Glove winners, outfielder Jermaine Dye (2000) and second...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals defense in spotlight for playoff hopes

If defense wins championships, the Kansas City Royals could end their 29-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners - first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon - for the first time in their history. From 1990-2010, the Royals had only two Gold Glove winners, outfielder Jermaine Dye (2000) and second baseman Mark Grudzielanek...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2015

What's interesting about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is the same thing that got us excited about the Class of 2014...there are some definite no-brainers, shoe-ins if you will. Truth is, I don't know if the Hall of Fame has had back-to-back-to-back years (yup, already looking your way, 2016!) with so many quality, legitimate first ballot candidates.  But, as was...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 18th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 18, 2002 GAME 152 - ANGELS AT A’S OAKLAND – On Tuesday night, the Oakland A's hitters didn't get close enough to smell second base. Wednesday night, they tap-danced on it. Not a single A's baserunner got as far as second base in the Angels' 1-0 win Tuesday, so they took out their aggressions on Angels...
Via Angelswin
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

International Free Agency – Top 10 Prospects

Each year, nearly a month after drafting the top American and Puerto Rican prospects, each MLB team is once again allowed to add prospect in an often lesser known and more mysterious way. This would be International Free Agency. This July 2nd, 16 year old prospects from around the world will become eligible to sign with the ball club of their choice. In years past, teams have not...
Via 85% Sports
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletes Who’ll Pop A Cap In An Animal For Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s a Busted Coverage tradition unlike any other. The annual “Athletes Killing Animals” post always seems to fire up the PETA crowd, give hunters an erection and cause tofurkey eaters to puke. But it’s that time of year when we celebrate dropping an 8-point buck or blasting a round into a turkey that’s turned into a meal. And before you condemn BC for only showing NASCAR...
Via Busted Coverage
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rich Get Richer: The Failure Of Competitive Balance In Baseball

In 2003, when baseball enacted the “Competitive Balance Tax”, the concept was that it would force large market teams to spend less. After all, there was nothing inherently fair about watching the New York Yankees have a payroll of $188 million, and the Kansas City Royals have a payroll of $39 million. When one team has all of the resources, there is no question which team a star...
Via The Baseball Page
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rich Get Richer: The Failure Of Competitive Balance In Baseball

In 2003, when baseball enacted the “Competitive Balance Tax”, the concept was that it would force large market teams to spend less. After all, there was nothing inherently fair about watching the New York Yankees have a payroll of $188 million, and the Kansas City Royals have a payroll of $39 million. When one team has all of the resources, there is no question which team a...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

A powerful breakfast

As a guy who has lacked in home run power over the beginning of his career in Kansas City, Billy Butler, has taken the bull by the horns this season setting a new career high in home runs only 111 games into the 2012 season.  Butler is on pace to become the first Royal to hit 30 home runs in a season since Jermaine Dye did it in 2000. A 12 year drought could be broken by a player...
Via i70baseball
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2015

<img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TCrCFpoa5Y4/Tie4KQ8pziI/AAAAAAAACLM/m3yKTVgFo3o/s1600/johnson.jpg" t$="true" />What's interesting about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is the same as the Classes of 2013 and 2014...there are some definite shoe-ins.Truth is, I don't know if the Hall of Fame has had back-to-back-to-back years...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

siphotos: The future of the Royals — Johnny Damon, Carlos...

siphotos: The future of the Royals — Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran and Jermaine Dye — pose during a 2000 SI photo shoot in Kansas City. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
Via Hugging Harold Reynolds
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Beltran returns to Kansas City for first time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nearly eight years to the day since he was traded out of town, outfielder Carlos Beltran returned to Kauffman Stadium for the first time Friday. And while the stadium hardly looks the same and nearly nobody except a few stadium security guards look familiar to him, the memories of his first six-plus years in the big leagues remain strong. "I only have good...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Beltran returns to Kansas City for first time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nearly eight years to the day since he was traded out of town, outfielder Carlos Beltran returned to Kauffman Stadium for the first time Friday. And while the stadium hardly looks the same and nearly nobody except a few stadium security guards look familiar to him, the memories of his first six-plus years in the big leagues remain strong. "I only have good...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

#OurTime to have more than one All-Star again?

It has been 12 years since the Royals have had multiple players in the MLB All-Star Game, but this could be the year that streak ends. The 2012 All-Star Game will be played at beautiful Kauffman Stadium on July 10. For 3 days, the city of Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals organization will take center stage in the baseball world. The hope was that the Royals would have an exciting...
Via i70baseball
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

My Second-Favorite Royals: Position by Position

The lists that show us the best all-time of a team or a certain position bore me.  Plus, they always have that, "How can you leave out [Player X]?!!!" element to them.  To change it up a bit, I came up with a list of my own second-favorite Kansas City Royals based on their position.  This is neither statistical nor scouting based; it is just based on the illogical observations...
Via Crown Crazed
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Big Ten Tournament Preview & Predictions

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday, March 8, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Heading into the tournament, the Big Ten continues to lead all conferences in the RPI and Sagarin ratings and is the only conference in the country with five top-15 teams. So you could easily say it’s the toughest conference in college basketball. But it doesn’t mean...
Via The Sports Bank
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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