So I was thinking, what the world needs is another blog about a bad baseball team. In this case, that team is the Kansas City Royals. And so here we are.
A little about me, although I fully anticipate the only people who read this will be people who already know me. But in case any drunks google Bob Dylan lyrics at 3 am and find me by accident...
I am in my early 30s. I grew up in Topeka and now live in the Kansas City area. I have been a Royals fan since the early '80s, so I thankfully have some memories of the glory days to sustain me. I also root for KU, the Chiefs, Brigade, Wizards and, oddly enough, the Nashville Predators. So, except for KU, my mental trophy case is a little on the empty side.
That Predator fanship is thanks to my amazing wife, who introduced me to the glory of hockey. Yep, I was smart enough to marry a sports fan. That comes in handy when one of my teams does something stupid; it's always nice when your mate understands why you threw the remote at the TV.
Of all my teams, though, the Royals are still my favorite. I have come to look at them as a smoker might view cigarettes. I know they will kill me someday, but I am addicted and that is a hard habit to break. Let's face it, if 403 losses in the last four years haven't cured me, nothing will. As the man said, "It may be the devil or it may be the Lord, but you're gonna have to serve somebody."
So what I would like to do here is throw out some considered opinions about the Royals and hope you read them and think about them, then let me know what you think.