so how does it feel to be a royals fan these days? my compadre Will over at Royals Review summed it up here, after watching his team blow a 3-run lead in the 9th innings to the orioles last weekend:
that's not meant to be a taunt; on the contrary, it pains me to see the disrepair that franchise has fallen into. i used to root for them heartily back in the '70s, when they (and not the cardinals) were postseason perennials. that didn't change after 1985; `twasn't the royals' fault, nor their fans'.
even if it were, they still wouldn't deserve this.
cardnilly's got a full series preview. here's a quick report on the kansas city dis-cards: reggie sanders is posting encarnacion-like numbers -- .226 / .245 / .415, with 4 homers and 16 rbi. he's got 3 walks and 29 strikeouts. kerry robinson is hitting .274 . . . .with a .286 on-base pct. he has 1 walk in 65 plate appearances. grudzielanek is hitting .319 / .359 / .415, which is pretty good -- indeed, nearly as good as the .333 / .423 / .447 aggregate line his replacements have compiled.