03 April 2011

A Royal Weekend

My "Boys in Blue" are back in business!

Last season, the Kansas City Royals "earned" the distinction of never getting above .500 for the season.  (For you non-sports fans, that means at no point during the season had we won more games than we had lost.  Talk about your dubious distinctions.)

This year, we did pretty well in pre-season.  Hopes are high for the season (at least, for the Royals).  The problem is that we're a small market team.  We can scout and nurture GREAT players, but we can't keep them.  We've lost Johnny Damon (two-time World Series champion), Carlos Beltran (five time All-Star), and Zack Greinke (Cy Young winner who once went 38 innings in a row without giving up a run).

Zack, before he defected to the Brewers

What did we do in our opening weekend?  We dropped the first game.  We won the next two.  The fourth game was important.  The L.A. Angels would either tie-up the four-game weekend series or the Royals would take it.

After giving me several near heart attacks, the good guys finally put me out of my misery after 13 innings.  It was an offensive slugfest for nine innings... and then NOTHING until the bottom of the 13th when Mike Treanor (my new hero) hit a three-run homer.  Sweet!

1 comment:

  1. As a long time Mets fan - don't get happy too quickly!