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StonewallPDS

  • joined Jul 21, 2009
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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former Civil War General, bon vivant, and Man of Letters. As far as you know.

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Groundhog Year

1. Gil Meche would seem to currently have a sore shoulder.    For those who just crawled out of an Okinawan cave, please recall that  "Meche was limited to 23 starts and 129 innings because of...

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5 Possible Nicknames for Royals' Spring Training, 2010

1.   "Camp Hopefully."*** 2.    "Camp No Surprise".  3.    "March Sadness".  4.    "Moscow, 1812, An Encore, Minus the Upsides". 5.   "Can We Get A Breakout Season From Somebody Just Once?". Please...

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Dick Kaegel for Dummies (3/4/10)

The Royals' pitchers got knocked around pretty good in their first Cactus League game.    Davies pitched a lot like last year i.e., he was erratic, the SS Pods stole a base and showed some grit,...

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Dick Kaegel, Abbreviated (3/2/2010)

The SS Podsednik hit a big homer for the Pale Hose in the '05 Series, but, let's be honest, he's not going to have the chance to do so for the Royals this year unless there is a Big Time Change in...

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OT: Elton John Looks Like My Aunt Florence

I think we all need a break from the Land of  "Hopefully", i.e., the Royals' Spring Break.     They call that place Surprise, but alas, I doubt there will be many surprises coming from...

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An Interview with Mark McGwire's Crybaby Tears

I caught up with Mark McGwire's Crybaby Tears (MMCT) recently, and wanted to share the results of my interview: Me:  You must be tired? MMCT:  Yes.  It's been a roughly decade or two. Me:  Why...

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An Attempt to Make Sense of the SSPods Move

One can make sense of the move if this is your planned lineup on Opening Day: 1.  SS Pods-Left field 2.  Getz-second base 3.  Butler-DH 4.  Fields-Right field 5.  Gordon-first base 6. ...

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The Podsednik Adventure

The Podsednik Adventure is a 2010 American action-adventure disaster story based on a stereotype about center fielders, held by persons such as Dayton Moore.  Significantly, it has little or no a...

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An Interesting Take on GMDM, And Some Queries

In a comment in response to this post, Steven Nelson has an interesting take on Dayton Moore's approach to the Jason Kendell signing, and to his approach to players in general:  [H]e continues to...

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A Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem for Royals' Fans

NO worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief, More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring. Comforter, where, where is your comforting? Mary, mother of us, where is your relief? My...

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10 Royals' New Year's Resolutions for 2010

If I could only limit the Royals to ten, here they are:    1.  No more being doubled off 1st Base on short flies to center.   2.  No more references to the "Pine Tar Game," or Pine Tar generally,...

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Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Do Royals BigWigs read those websites critical of their decisions? Would you read sites like this if you were a Royals BigWig?   The likely answer is no--you and I would be tempted to chalk up much...

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The Age Old Question of Objectivity

This interesting fanshot uses some intriguing language regarding the signing of Jason Kendall:  "Once again, Mellinger gets it right. The negative uproar is as unnecessary as the overpraising of...

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Second Poem of the Week: Blake Speaks of Tiger

Somewhat off topic, I admit, but here is what I think William Blake might say about the tribulations of Tiger Woods: The Tiger TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What...

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The Lure of Baseball

Here is an interesting article on the lure of baseball, and more specifically, why we continue to care about that seeming Confederacy of Dunces known as the Royals: Spectator sports invite us to...

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The Curious Case of Mr. Jorge De La Rosa

It would seem that Jorge De La Rosa got himself a bad case of J.P. Howell disease this season. I don't mean to be a snarky little crybaby about this sort of thing, but how does this happen so often...

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4 Cost-Free Moves For the Royals By Opening Day

My high school baseball coach used to say that if you look like a ball player, you will act like a ball player.     His advice was sound, and I give him due credit for my being awarded the...

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A Farewell To Right Arms

A Farewell to Right Arms is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Trey Hillman, first published in 2009. The novel is told through the point of view of a big league manager, an American who...

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123 Games of Hell: With An Update To Include 10 Missing Games

A little after-season snack to tide you over for before the Central Division Championship.   Here is how truly bad the Royals were after the 18-11 jolt out of the gate: 1.    They played an...

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There's Gold In Them Tampa Bay Hills

This is an interesting synopsis of the Devil Rays' needs in the offseason: Plenty of areas will need to be addressed as the Rays look to rebound from a disappointing 2009 season, but these four...

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Farnageddon

Farnageddon (Late Latin: Farnagedōn,[1] Ancient Greek: Ἁρμαγεδών Farmagedōn,[2][3] Hebrew: הר מגידו‎ far məgiddô) is the site of an epic late innings battle associated with the end time prophecies...

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Old Hoch Ain't Getting Any Younger

There used to be a pro golfer named Hoch, and he was best known for missing key putts, under pressure.   Not a good omen for tonight, my friends. I see our Old Hoch is already 26.   Are you as...

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The Virtues of Dark Humor in a Season Like This

In recent days, there have been, in this humble online journalist's opinion, some laugh-out-loud comments made by the commenters on this fine Journal of Baseball Wisdom, and an uptick, I dare say,...

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What Leonard Cohen Might Say About the 2009 Royals

Something along these lines:  Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost ...

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The Curious Case of Mr. Teahen

Last night, I was enjoying an ice-cold Michelob Ultra at my favorite watering hole, after a long day of work.   The Royals game was on in the background, and a certain Mr. Mark Teahen was at the...

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The Boys of Bummer

I am not falling for any of this crap about the Royals' play having any meaning right now.  Anybody can hit free throws when there is no pressure, the cheerleaders aren't looking, and the team is...

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A Tale of Two Seitzies

Okay, I know that title is pushing the acceptable limits of paronomasia, but last night's game, in juxtaposition the game played by the Royals the night before, was almost too much to endure.   The...

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Does Bad Play Beget Bad Play?

You bet it does.   Recent Example 1:  Alex Gordon comes back from the DL with high hopes and great expectations.  He attempts to "one hand" a routine pop up in the late innings of close game.   The...

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Yuni Silences The Haters

And gets four hits in two games.   His "Average As A Royal" spikes to well over .150.   That's it.  That's my post.    P.S.:   As a note to my loyal readers, I hereby retract yesterday's post about...

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An Underrated Royals Problem: Nobody Plays Over Their Head

This year?   Nobody.  Why is it that the Royals rarely, if ever, have somebody on their roster that plays over his head?   Or, at the very least surpasses expectations?   In a game where stepping...

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