Update: Huber was in KC

RC has learned that the rumors circulating in Kansas City over the weekend about Justin Huber being in town were indeed true. According to a source in KC, RC Official Legend George Brett on his radio show this morning confirmed that Huber was up with the big club over the weekend to participate in batting practice and fielding drills. Apparently the Royals were concerned that Huber was pressing, and they wanted to give him a short taste of the big leagues to help him relax.

Brett also said that Huber boarded a plane back to Wichita yesterday. Therefore, while RC was the FIRST MAJOR PUBLICATION to openly speculate that Huber might be in KC, our speculation that he might start for the Royals tonight has turned out to be premature. Despite the error, 1-for-2 ain't that bad, and as always, RC promises to continue providing the best Royals coverage available anywhere on the Web.

EDIT: Minutes after posting this, RC checked the Wichita Wranglers' website and found that Justin Huber has been replaced on the Texas League All-Star roster by Josh Pressley. Now that we know he's not hurt, RC figures one of two things is possible:

1) Huber is taking a few days off; or
2) RC was premature in speculating that our premature speculation was premature


At 6/20/2005 12:42 PM, Blogger Joe Bazinet said...

I think it has been a fluid situation with Huber. If Sweeney had looked good yesterday, I'm sure he would have stayed active. Since he didn't, you would have to guess that Huber is heading to Chicago.

At 6/20/2005 1:09 PM, Blogger Dave said...

I think you're right, Joe. The Texas League's has said the following on its All-Star game page:

"Wichita's Josh Pressley will replace Wichita's Justin Huber, who is currently with Kansas City."

At 6/20/2005 1:18 PM, Blogger Joe Bazinet said...

According to 810, Huber is coming, sadly he is bringing Gobble with him. Your original report was on the money.

At 6/20/2005 1:29 PM, Blogger wadephillips said...

I thought we were going to have another Newsweek on our hands


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