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loyal2sdad

  • joined May 22, 2008
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
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I am an accountant with MODOT. I work as a peanut vendor on the weekends at the K - you can usually see me on the 1st base side downstairs. My Aramark vending number is #139 (on the back of the yellow shirts)

Hobbies, besides following sports, are fishing and bowling. I'm a fairly accomplished amatuer bowler, with multiple 300 games and 800 series

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Kansas City Royals
  • NBA Oklahoma City Thunder
  • NFL Kansas City Chiefs
  • NCAAF Missouri Tigers
  • NCAAB Missouri Tigers
  • NASCAR Are you kidding? NO NO NO
  • General Favorite Bowlers: (L) Earl Anthony; (R) Norm Duke
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A rudimentary look at the Royals chances for the wildcard

I thought it might be a good time to review where we are at, with roughly a quarter of the season remaining. FYI -the information below on the remaining schedule for each team is AFTER tomorrow is...

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An attempt to improve the HR Derby

The Billy Butler snub by Cano got me thinking: I don't usually pay much attention to the HR derby; why is that? Well, besides the obvious answer (it's not "real" baseball anymore than the NBA slam...

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A look at Strikeout-challenged starting staffs in Royals history

I noticed that Hochevar is leading the 2011 Royals pitching staff in Ks with a startingly low total of 66. Considering the new 6 man rotation, which means Luke might only have 10 starts left, and...

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We need a positive post

Lost in the hub bub that was yesterday's game was Danny Duffy's performance. Duffy's nine strikeouts of the first eighteen batters faced was only the 10th time that has been ever done since 1919.  ...

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1985 DVD Contest: Abridged edition

I'll follow the lead of our leader, Will - and suggest tasks in a month-by-month format:

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Why the Royals starters have sucked this year

I tend to try to see things in the simplest terms, seeking the simplest answers. This leads me to this simple analysis of why the Royals starting rotation has been SO bad this year:

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Japanese shortstop Noshioka will be posted

I would love to see the Royals spend some real money on this and solve their depth problem in the middle infield.

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A simplistic look at where Dayton Moore has taken the Royals pitching staff

I know ERA isn't exactly the best measuring stick, but for simplicity's sake, look at these charts of the Royals and the AL's ERA and ERA plus since 2005, and then try to tell me why this isn't one...

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Royals HRs vs LH pitchers

Let's get this out of the way first:   I'm not sure what this means, and I do realize most opposing pitchers are right handed. Still, these are very bizzare results for 2010

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A bold idea to really jumpstart the Royals rebuild

I've been thinking of this for a while - there are only 3 assets the Royals can really trade that will actually provide the type of prospect haul to substantially increase the odds that the current...

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Anybody watch "The Club"? Comments?

MLB is running a new 6 part show in the mold of NFL Hard Knocks. This one follows the White Sox. I watched the first episode last night - thought they went thru ST and the beginning of the season...

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2010 Team Mantra: We're gonna win with pitching and defense

Heh, it's never too early to post (and overreact) to what is (so far) a disturbing trend, even if the trend could easily be heavily skewed by small sample size. Never-the-less, I want to look at...

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George Brett's incomplete assessment of the 70s and 80s Royals

"...We never led the league in home runs,..."   Brett, commenting on how his Royals of the 70s and 80s won with speed, defense, doubles, triples, stolen bases, and fundamentals.

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A quote from John Foster Dulles

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year"

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So let me get this straight

Bob Dutton, commonly believed to be a lacky for the Royals, cited driveline mechanic's article on catcher defense in his Royals article in the Star today. Basically, he was using that source as a...

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Here's something odd: Billy Butler's Mystery Pitching Performance

I recently was browsing thru Billy Butler's minor league stats on baseball-reference.com and noticed that Butler has 4.1 innings of pitching (1 game) on his resume from 2004 in rookie league ball....

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Rumor heard around the K

Talking to a season ticket holder Tuesday night; a guy who knows some of the front office personnel, supposedly. I think he knows some of the lower level guys, not the top-rung people, but still,...

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Can U stand reading another post on Butler?

I noticed that Butler now has 274 total bases on the season, giving him an outside shot at the coveted 300 TB figure.   This has been accomplished only 18 times in team history, by a total of only...

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Yet another post on the AL Cy Young Race

Let's look at this again. In my mind, there are 3 primary competitors (not counting Rivera): Sabathia, Verlander, Hernandez. Assuming Greinke keeps his ERA around 2.25, and gets his win total to,...

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Fantasy Playoff Advise Needed

I'm about to start the semifinals of a fantasy league playoffs; league is points based. Playoff period is 2 weeks, but can change lineup after the 1st week. Anyway, starting 5 pitchers, and I'm...

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Royals depressing stat of the day

I used to send occasional emails to a fellow peanut vendor, with a tidbit demonstrating how bad things have become. Called it "Royals depressing stat of the day" Thought it would be fun here too.  ...

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I'm not giving up on a Greinke Cy Young

With recent poor outings from Halladay & Beckett, not to mention a mediocre loss by King Felix and a mediocre win by Verlander last night, I still think the AL Cy Young race is wide open, and that...

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More positives on Butler

Decided to run stats on AL players since the All-Star break. Using minimum of 125 PAs since the All-Star break (approximating "qualified" status), Billy's 950 OPS since the break ranks 9th in the...

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We need some levity

OK, by now, everyone is pretty much burned out for this horrible season. Time for some laughs, in the form of a fun poll. I've heard people lament the dearth of good nicknames in baseball today -...

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Guess this player

This player has more extra base hits this season than Michael Young, Ibanez, Hawpe, Damon, Cano, Zimmerman, Branyan, D Lee, Bay, Tulowitzki, Kinsler, Youkilis, J Upton, C Lee, Miguel Cabrera,...

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More on Greinke run support

Here is a breakdown of Greinke's run support so far in 2009:   Royals have scored 4+ runs in only 7 of his 21 starts. He is 5-1 with 1 ND in that span (7 IP 3 ER in the ND). Only loss was the...

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Will Lubanski get a shot this season?

Chris Lubanski, who is still only 24, has recently begun a rehab from an injury. In limited # of games in Omaha this spring, he had seemingly improved his BB and K rates quite a bit from 2008 Omaha...

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Special fanshot for GobbleforCyYoung

Just noticed in the Sunday game thread where you were getting beat up pretty bad for defending Jose Guillen's attempt to reach 3rd on a Jacobs single. Just wanted to post something about the true...

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