Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40
  1. #1
    DistrictCyclone
    Guest

    How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Since ending their 12-game skid on April 25, the Royals are 13-6; that's the best record in the AL during that time. They haven't lost a series since then, are now just 5 games back of .500, and are within a game of Chicago in the standings. They were an out away from knocking off the Orioles tonight before Broxton blew the save (game's still on).

    The Twins are far back in the rear-view, Detroit doesn't seem to have their **** together, and the AL Central overall is very weak--could the Royals finally do it this year? The bats seem to be alive, but I think they'd need some much better pitching to put together a run (the Nats have a surplus of starters and could use some offense in the outfield...just sayin').

    I hope they can pull it off; there aren't many franchises more deserving of some success, and even fewer that have as good of fans. Go Royals!



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 91,222, Level: 93
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    5,376
    Points
    91,222
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 199
    Given: 924

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    love their stadium. saw them beat the Red Sox last year. oh for the Brett, Quiz, Saberhagen years



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 7,593, Level: 26
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 557
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    j_crow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    355
    Points
    7,593
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Yeah... you've gotta love how they've bounced back since their losing streak. They're definitely going to need Paulino and Chen to continue to step up if they're going to have continued success... definitely too early to start talking about taking the central.

    Also... Flaherty or w/e his name is never touched home plate!



  4. #4
    DistrictCyclone
    Guest

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by j_crow View Post
    Yeah... you've gotta love how they've bounced back since their losing streak. They're definitely going to need Paulino and Chen to continue to step up if they're going to have continued success... definitely too early to start talking about taking the central.

    Also... Flaherty or w/e his name is never touched home plate!
    He was definitely out.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 60,035, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    thatguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DENVER
    Posts
    3,295
    Points
    60,035
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    god damn you jinxing it. all this is going to do is get me excited, and then they will inevitably lose 14 of 16 in June.
    editors note: I have been a Royals fan for 20+ years.

    also-how nice is it to see the Twins be the worst team in baseball with no help on the horizon and being stricken with the worst contract in baseball, that is going to cripple there team for years. After what they have done to us the past decade, lets take it to them.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 60,035, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    thatguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DENVER
    Posts
    3,295
    Points
    60,035
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    love their stadium. saw them beat the Red Sox last year. oh for the Brett, Quiz, Saberhagen years
    I have had to work with George Brett on several occasions and he is a world class *******. Most people that are in the know in KC can't stand him. He and my dad almost got in a fist fight.

    Also Kevin Keitzmann tried to fight my dad in our driveway for all you KC people.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

  7. #7
    Rookie
    Points: 7,593, Level: 26
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 557
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    j_crow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    355
    Points
    7,593
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Tim Collins... almost makes the Kyle Farnsworth signing seem worth it. Hopefully we'll be able to squeeze something similar out of Broxton.



  8. #8
    Rookie
    Points: 7,593, Level: 26
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 557
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    j_crow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    355
    Points
    7,593
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    god damn you jinxing it. all this is going to do is get me excited, and then they will inevitably lose 14 of 16 in June.
    editors note: I have been a Royals fan for 20+ years.

    also-how nice is it to see the Twins be the worst team in baseball with no help on the horizon and being stricken with the worst contract in baseball, that is going to cripple there team for years. After what they have done to us the past decade, lets take it to them.
    The Royals haven't been to the playoffs while I've been alive... and I have an M.S. degree from Iowa State! That's a little taste of what it's like to be a Royals fan.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 91,222, Level: 93
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    5,376
    Points
    91,222
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 199
    Given: 924

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    love their stadium. saw them beat the Red Sox last year. oh for the Brett, Quiz, Saberhagen years
    I have had to work with George Brett on several occasions and he is a world class *******. Most people that are in the know in KC can't stand him. He and my dad almost got in a fist fight.Also Kevin Keitzmann tried to fight my dad in our driveway for all you KC people.
    well that sucks. I should have said Willie Wilson, John Wathan, Frank White.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 60,035, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    thatguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DENVER
    Posts
    3,295
    Points
    60,035
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by j_crow View Post
    Tim Collins... almost makes the Kyle Farnsworth signing seem worth it. Hopefully we'll be able to squeeze something similar out of Broxton.
    Broxton should have been traded yesterday, his value will never be as high. Crowe or Holland could close, and will probably be better.

    Oh remember the Farnsworth closing, Scott Elerton starting days. I dios mio.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 60,035, Level: 75
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 15
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    thatguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DENVER
    Posts
    3,295
    Points
    60,035
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by j_crow View Post
    The Royals haven't been to the playoffs while I've been alive... and I have an M.S. degree from Iowa State! That's a little taste of what it's like to be a Royals fan.
    Yep this is why there is a generation of kids in KC who are BoSox or Yankees fans. The Royals losing has cost them an entire fanbase. I'm 29 and we moved to KC when we I was 8, so most of my life I have been a huge Royals fan, and never seen a playoff series.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 29,423, Level: 52
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 327
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    ISpyCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Harlan, IA/Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    2,241
    Points
    29,423
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 29

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by j_crow View Post
    Yeah... you've gotta love how they've bounced back since their losing streak. They're definitely going to need Paulino and Chen to continue to step up if they're going to have continued success... definitely too early to start talking about taking the central.

    Also... Flaherty or w/e his name is never touched home plate!
    Anybody catch the guy in the top of the 13th inning screaming "NOBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE, FLAHERTY!!!" when he was up to bat???

    Also, I agree that he never touched home plate. His foot skipped over the plate as he was tagged. Blown call, IMO.




    Cyclones | Vikings | Royals | Red Wings

  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 29,423, Level: 52
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 327
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    ISpyCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Harlan, IA/Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    2,241
    Points
    29,423
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 29

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    Quote Originally Posted by j_crow View Post
    The Royals haven't been to the playoffs while I've been alive... and I have an M.S. degree from Iowa State! That's a little taste of what it's like to be a Royals fan.
    I believe their last trip to the playoffs was their '85 World Series title season....talk about a World Series Hangover!




    Cyclones | Vikings | Royals | Red Wings

  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 47,537, Level: 67
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 813
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Let's Go State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Far Western Iowa
    Posts
    1,845
    Points
    47,537
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    I just left the game in the 12th. They need to get his er to make contact and quit swinging for the fence. He's to good to be batting .170... IMO. The coaching decisions were great tonight until the closer wasn't getting it done and they stuck with him.



  15. #15
    Legend
    Points: 286,758, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    12,381
    Points
    286,758
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 591
    Given: 1,046

    Re: How about those Kansas City Royals?

    It really sucks they lost Duffy for the year. The rotation was starting to look promising with Paulino back. Hopefully they can pull it out tonight, but I'm just hoping for a .500 season, progress from the young players, and no stupid deadline trades from Dayton.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM