Freight_train

Rufus R. Jones

  • joined Jul 04, 2011
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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The Freight Train

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Planning Trips to Royals MiLB Affiliates/Request for Your Input

Am planning to check out the short-season team in Idaho Falls on 6/30 and 7/1. Hope to get some pics and the World's Best Eyeball Test (c) on Elier Hernandez and Hunter Dozier, among others. I...

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Royals All-Time Games Started, by position

A quick look at the Royals All-Time leaders in Games Started, by position. I've listed the Top 5, along with the current starter, and the number of GS in parenthesis beside each. Each player's bWAR...

Yost not thrilled with arm-strengthening method

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So Ned doesn't want pitchers throwing a football, but it is great for Infielders. Why? Because they might hurt themselves catching it, of course.

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Friday OT: Royal Randomness

Some random questions to get our Friday going.

Still Stirring the Drink

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Great article/interview with Mr. October. This sort of candidness is almost non-existent in professional sports today. Very refreshing, even if you think he's full of it. Or himself. "Over a plate of seafood at an oceanside restaurant in Monterey, he casually mentions that he plans to bring up the issue of undeserving members of the Hall of Fame at the next members-only dinner in Cooperstown. He believes that the Baseball Writers Association of America, whose members vote for the Hall, have adopted too low a standard. "I didn't see Kirby Puckett as a Hall of Famer," he says. "I didn't see Gary Carter as a Hall of Famer. I didn't see Don Sutton as a Hall of Famer. I didn't see Phil Niekro as a Hall of Famer. As much as I like Jim Rice, I'm not so sure he's a Hall of Famer." What about Bert Blyleven? "No. No, no, no, no," Jackson says. "Blyleven wasn't even the dominant pitcher of his era -- it was Jack Morris." But if Jackson brings the topic up for discussion at the Hall of Fame dinner, won't some of these so-called undeserving members be in the room? Jackson is unconcerned. "I'm not trying to offend, I'm trying to speak the truth as I see it," he says. "If I thought something was wrong and didn't speak up, my friends would look at me like, Reggie, what's wrong? Are you O.K.?" Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/magazine/07/05/reggie-jackson-where-are-they-now-phil-taylor/index.html#ixzz1zrWXCJtu

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Kauffman Concessions: Your Opinion Being Solicited

Received an email this morning from Gary Gillette, SABR board member and co-editor of the ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. He is working on a piece rating all 30 MLB taxpayer-funded commercial...

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You Are The Dayton Moore. A Rival GM Approaches You At The Winter Meetings...

...says he understands that your team still has some holes. Asks what it will take for his team to obtain the services of Alex Gordon. After verifying with your assistant that Alex has two full...

Pete Lacock in Legend and Folklore

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Good bits of info on the late 70s Royals teams, brought to you by Ralph Pierre LaCock

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Everytime I Dream of the Royals...

Chris Getz in the Way

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