You hang in there Delmarva.

You hang in there Delmarva.

mlb:

The dream continues. #WildCard

mlb:

The dream continues. #WildCard

Original design for Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City, 1973. 
That’s a rolling roof that could cover either stadium.
Yep.

Courtesy @MLBCathedrals

Original design for Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City, 1973. 

That’s a rolling roof that could cover either stadium.

Yep.

Courtesy @MLBCathedrals

Just to note Royals’ fans that today marks the 16th anniversary of Dan Quisenberry’s passing - Sept. 30, 1998.
So I think this means they have to win.
Image is courtesy of sortingbyteams.wordpress.com

Just to note Royals’ fans that today marks the 16th anniversary of Dan Quisenberry’s passing - Sept. 30, 1998.

So I think this means they have to win.

Image is courtesy of sortingbyteams.wordpress.com

Courtesy ESPN

Courtesy ESPN

If the season ended today, the Royals and Pirates would both make playoffs. They’ve NEVER made the postseason in the same year.
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Tampa Bay Ray Jeremy Hellickson had a cake delivered to him by his mom for his birthday.

She drove 194 miles from Des Moines, Iowa to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Royals’ staff then accidentally gave it to Jeremy Guthrie who has the exact same birthday. 

No one knows if the cake was eaten by Guthrie or if Hellickson got it back.

Source: WDAE Radio

I hate the offseason.

Sluggerrr’s crown is part of his head.
Kinda takes away from the Royals come-from-behind win against the Rangers to pick up ground in the AL Wild Card race. (3 games back)

Sluggerrr’s crown is part of his head.

Kinda takes away from the Royals come-from-behind win against the Rangers to pick up ground in the AL Wild Card race. (3 games back)

Hard to gain ground in the AL Central of late. 

Hard to gain ground in the AL Central of late. 

Dayton Moore Reminds World He Traded Away Wil Myers

oldtimefamilybaseball:

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Justin Maxwell, 29 years old:.241/.311/.387, 2 HR, 9 RBI in 137 at-bats (comes with a 43/12 K/BB ratio)

Wil Myers, 26 years old: .331/.368/532, 7 HR, 28 RBI in 139 at-bats (comes with a 34/10 K/BB ratio)

No word yet on what Kansas City is giving up for Maxwell.

Apparently the Royals gave up pitching prospect Kyle Smith.

Thirty years ago today George Brett was called out for having too much pine tar on his bat. True story.

In the top of the 9th at Yankee Stadium down 4-3, future Hall of Famer Brett came to the plate against Goose Gossage (another future HOFer). With Claudell Washington on first, Brett homered to right giving the Royals a 5-4 lead.

But Yankee manager Billy Martin came out to protest that Brett’s bat had too much pine tar. After the umpires checked they determined that it was in fact in violation of the rules. Home plate umpire Tim McClellan called Brett out….and then Brett reacted.

Jump to 1:29 in the video. Do it. 

The game was protested by the Royals and AL president (each league had its own president in ‘83) Lee MacPhail (HOF 1998) ruled in Kansas City’s favor and ruled that the homer counted and the rest of the game had to be finished. On August 18 the game was re-started in the top of the 9th (with Don Mattingly at second base and Ron Guidry in centerfield). The Yankees tried to say that Brett never touched first or second but a notarized letter was produced stating that he had.

The Royals won the game 5-4.

And once again baseball shows it is awesome.

Source: Retrosheet.org

White was lead broadcaster in the TV booth from 1973 until 1998.

See the Yankees can have fun too.
(Mariano back at Kauffman Stadium for the first time since he blew out his ACL shagging flies.)
h/t @MLB

See the Yankees can have fun too.

(Mariano back at Kauffman Stadium for the first time since he blew out his ACL shagging flies.)

h/t @MLB

mightyflynn:

Kauffman Stadium
May 2, 2013
Kansas City, Missouri
Photo by @TBTimes_Rays

MAY. 2.

mightyflynn:

Kauffman Stadium

May 2, 2013

Kansas City, Missouri

Photo by @TBTimes_Rays

MAY. 2.