Baseball Crank
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January 3, 2010
BASEBALL: Royal Mess

The invaluable Joe Posnanski pens a 9,000 word retrospective on his blog on the past decade of the Kansas City Royals, and how the supremely talented young cast of the 1999 Royals and their new deep-pocketed owner descended into a decade of futility. A must-read.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:50 PM | Baseball 2010 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Thanks for the link. An excellent post. I can feel his heart breaking as he writes every word.

What is interesting is my Pirates have a similar history until last year when they hired the new Front Office. Us Buc fans are looking to 2011 for our year to come out of the darkness.

Posted by: Lee at January 3, 2010 8:00 PM

Joe lays out the reasons you really have to be a baseball fan to root for the Royals. I often ask myself why I still bother. I think it is because I have trouble just watching a game these days without an emotional attachment.

My most disturbing memory from the '03 season was Sweeney and Randa being interviewed after games down the stretch insisting that the Royals had no chance to win the division. It was very disheartening to see some on the tream playing their hearts out and then listening to these two making excuses. Also, you will never make me believe that Sweeney was not a juicer. He had all the symptoms.

Posted by: maddirishman at January 4, 2010 12:01 AM
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