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philofthenorth

  • joined Mar 29, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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I was born and raised in KCK, growing up as a die hard A's fan. I watched in horror as Finley took the budding stars west to conquer baseball in the seventies, but the Royals were my reward for all the suffering. Give me back my Royals.....now!

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Is Hosmer Smoaking?

Though they are quite different players, Eric Hosmer and Justin Smoak are forever intertwined in my memory. Kansas City had the third overall pick in the 2008 draft, and Hosmer and Smoak were two...

Can Francoeur Be Moved?

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Just FG speculation, but it would make me happy. "Francoeur is in the mist of his worst year ever" Misty, indeed. Best Comment: "My guess is the White Sox claim Francoeur. Just seems like a Kenny Williams sort of thing to do. But the Royals won’t just dump him onto the White Sox, and instead retract him from the minors. Because that is a Dayton Moore kind of thing to do"

Can Francoeur Be Moved?

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Just FG speculation, but it would make me happy. "Francoeur is in the mist of his worst year ever" Misty, indeed. Best Comment: "My guess is the White Sox claim Francoeur. Just seems like a Kenny Williams sort of thing to do. But the Royals won’t just dump him onto the White Sox, and instead retract him from the minors. Because that is a Dayton Moore kind of thing to do"

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7-21 Game Thread For Losers

This is a must win game. Period.

LOBster Cut Loose On His Birthday

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Irreplacable, baby! "Ankiel was also one of the most respected, well-liked players in the clubhouse. Harper considered him one of his foremost mentors. On occasions when many players would go to an over-21 club on the road, Ankiel would frequently tag along with Harper, 19, to a restaurant he could enter." Surely someone needs a guy like that.

Fixing What Ain't Broke

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Remember this widely praised Lee Judge piece from last winter? Seitzer was working furiously to change Gordon's swing after an incredibly productive season. It's worth a reread. It looks like Seitzer is getting exactly what he wanted; more opposite field hitting, fewer K's, more BB's. It's not bad, but give me 2011 Alex any day.

Sullivan Looks At Luke

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The estimable Jeff Sullivan is curious about Luke, too. He wasted an afternoon trying to parse his stats with and without runners on. It's worth a read.

(OT) A Look Inside The Alaskan GOP Coup

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This might interest some of the political types here. This is a transcript of a teleconference recently conducted by the new powers that be in the Alaska GOP. http://www.themudflats.net/2012/05/11/incoming-party-chair-republican-candidates-will-have-access-to-me-but-will-have-a-test/#.T7Kz5lKibyB "Discussed: A continuation of the disastrous Republican Convention which may be scheduled at the Anchorage Baptist Temple on June 9. Concern that Ron Paul supporters need to turn out again so there is a quorum The booing of Senator Lisa Murkowski at the Convention The orchestration of "the coup" The infamous "Mike Cook" email, if it was real, and who may have created it Primaries for those "masquerading as Republicans" Where are the financial statements/audits of the Republican Party? Republicans should need to "sign an agreement" about party values "Putting the heat" on Republicans who don’t vote "the way we want them to." Republicans will have access to Millette, but will "have a test." This is tantamount to an Alaska Independent Party takeover of the state's GOP. It's just one more reason to love living here. I'm sure my neighbor Norman Olson approves.

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Game Thread 5-12-12

Hosmer drops in the order, Gio in the 2 hole, Mous sits for Falu. Ain't we got fun! Kansas City AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Dyson cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 J....

Gathright's Last Stand

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Joey is mentioned prominently in this Deadspin correspondent piece about Independent League baseball. In September, Gathright got seven games and one at-bat with the Red Sox, and that's enough to make him a star in Bridgeport. The Connecticut Post, the only outlet to dedicate someone to the Bluefish beat, centered its season preview on Gathright. "You think about it because you want to be there, ultimately," he said of the majors. "[But] I'm here. I'm going to do what I can to help this team win.""

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Hamels Hits Harper

It was a fastball, right in the small of the back. Even the ESPN crew can't pretend it was accidental.

Myers On Fire

15

Hulet seems genuinely impressed. "The catcher-turned-right-fielder is probably about a year away from an every-day gig in the Majors but he could visit the The Show by the end of the year if Kansas City is OK with adding him to the 40-man roster a year early." Francoeur's horrible play may force their hand by August. Omaha by June?

Best Home Made Original Music Video Ever

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This is the son of one of the guys I work with. Note he is the entire band.

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Aviles And Keppinger

They played against one another today. Would we have been better off keeping both of them? Discuss as you see fit.

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Can The 2012 Royals Be The 1967 Red Sox?

This a repost, with a few minor edits. The 1966 Boston Red Sox finished in ninth place in the American League with a 72-90 record. One year later they took the St. Louis Cardinals to the seventh...

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First RBI In New Miami Park!

John M.F. Buck! Or Bloomers. Who can tell the difference?

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4-3 Game Thread

Pitchers bat! Yayyyyyyyyy!

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3-31 Snake Thread

Looks like internet only. The whole world is watching.

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3-29 Halos MLBN TV Game Thread

The last day of my work week, no flights for 4 hours, and our guys on the real TV. Life is good.

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3-28 We Got TV Game Thread

Yunigetzgy, together again!

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3-27 Game Thread

Good lineup today except for Yu-Bet.

Aviles Will Start At SS For Red Sox

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Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and relax.

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3-26 Mendoza VS Vogelsong Game Thread

Just in case anyone else is listening.

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Saturday Night Game Thread

Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Gordon, LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .419 Getz, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 Hosmer, 1B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .367 Cain, CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 Francoeur, RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .256 Moustakas,...

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3-21 Game Thread

Bizarre Muzak version of a currently popular song playing over the PBP. Engineering genius. Cain with another HR, Bueno on the bump.

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Royals V Pods Game Thread

Am I alone here?

(OT) A Great Review Of Plimpton's Last Book

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"Still, his sympathies are more readily tapped by the likes of Alan Root, an English wildlife documentary filmmaker working in East Africa, who survived attacks from a hippopotamus, a leopard, a burrowing viper, a puff adder, a gorilla and a duiker (male antelope), all with the stiffest of upper lips (perhaps because it was bitten by his pet mongoose). Plimpton admires Root's compassion for these animals, embodied in the filmmaker's inevitable excuse for their attacks: ''They're having a bad day.'' In his graceful acceptance of insult and injury, his appreciation of hard-won disaster, Root is a man after Plimpton's own heart. " I Must admit I only knew Plimpton for Paper Lion.

Brena's Back, Baby!

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One year, $835,000, and best of all, no gritty veteran backup. I am perhaps irrationally happy to see this.

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Short Trip To PHX In March

I'm contemplating a quick trip to PHX on my week off 3-16 to 3-22. I've found a package air fare, room in north PHX and rental car for a little over $1,000.00. This includes the flight from Kenai...

(OT) Nightmare Weather Conditions

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Some questioned my sanity when I remarked that fresh powder snow and -15F was perfect weather. Well, it warmed up and this is what I get; 30F and rain, freezing as it hits. This is a transportation nightmare and the snow is ruined. If this lasts the power lines will start to come down, too. 15 below, sunny and calm is beautiful.

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