Royals Corner welcomes newest Royals fan!

That's Chris on the left, Brett on the right

Two incredible things happened today. The Royals staged a remarkable comeback 6-5 win with the help of two home runs and five RBIs from Mike Sweeney, and Royals Nation officially increased its membership by one as the undisputed champion of Royals fans (and RC's best friend and frequent source), Chris Ray, today announced the birth of his first child, Brett (could there be any other possible name?).

The chances are that if you've been to a few Royals games, you've probably had a run-in with Chris. He's the crazy little guy pacing around the stadium like a maniac whenever the game is close. He's also the only guy you've seen at Kauffman this year wearing a Mark Teahen jersey, which is just one of the 11 Royals jerseys he has in his closet -- a closet which is of course set up like an actual locker. You might wonder how such a psycho ever managed to even meet a great woman with whom to have a child, but his wife, Lisa, used to be an usher at Kauffman, which Chris tells us (repeatedly) is "pretty much why I married her."

Born at 6:15 pm (CST) and measuring 19 and 1/2 inches and 6 lbs, 11 oz, Brett arrived and immediately demanded to be inserted into tonight's lineup to play shortstop. When informed that today's game was a day game, and that he'd missed it by a full half hour, we understand that Brett punched a nurse and kicked over an I.V. stand.

We like to see that kind of fire in a player! Although Brett will have to wait a while to take his position on the Royals infield, we're confident that Chris and Lisa will get him there eventually. We'd also like to add that Chris has pointed out to us more than once that Brett and young McKara Sweeney are the same age. We don't want to get into too many details, but we understand that Chris does have a dream of combining his DNA with Mike Sweeney's. But there's plenty of time for that, so we won't go any further.

In all seriousness, RC congratulates Chris and Lisa on the birth of their first son, and we're ecstatic that everything went so well. Now we just need to convince them that Rawlings gloves are far superior to Wilson gloves, and that anyone who says otherwise is a damned fool. Mark our words, Brett's first glove will be a Rawlings...or else! Congratulations Lisa and Chris!


At 7/27/2005 9:49 PM, Blogger KO said...

But George Brett used to endorse Wilson gloves.....

I have one to prove it.

At 7/27/2005 10:57 PM, Blogger Dave said...

George Brett also once endorsed Jimmy Carter for president. As I'm sure Brett himself would now admit, we all make mistakes.

At 7/27/2005 11:19 PM, Anonymous andy said...

Actually he used both -- I have a George Brett baseball card showing him in a Rawlings glove...

At 7/28/2005 2:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter what glove you wear, if you're good.

At 7/28/2005 11:38 AM, Blogger t-bone said...

I had a picture of Carter with Brett in my room as a kid. Brett was holding a "carter for pres" sign and Carter was holding a "brett for pres" sign. I loved that!

I'm sure, I hope, there are plenty of Royals-Democrats. It's a blue team after all!

Speaking of blue, did you see the article in the Star about bringing back the powder blue. Maybe someday!

At 7/28/2005 11:47 AM, Anonymous Brian S. said...

Hey Great Society,

You should/would have read it here first if you have been a Corner Head as long as some of us.

Keep scooping the paper Dave. I love to see it, especially impressive when you are so many miles away and still doing it.

At 7/28/2005 1:17 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Hey Great Society,
Royals Corner welcomes any and all Democrat Royals fans. After all, we need SOMEONE to make fun of on off-days!

Just kidding. I try to keep politics off this site as much as possible, which is difficult because I am a recovering political junkie. Aside from a couple cheap shots at Michael Moore and Ted Kennedy, I've managed to do so thus far.

Anyway, welcome to the site, and be sure to tell all your communist buddies about us when you're at your next flag-burning party.

At 7/28/2005 2:47 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Hey Brian,
I just saw this over at ESPN insider. This guy who calls himself "Uni Watch" thinks he's breaking some kind of big news when he announces that he "has it on good authority" that one team is considering switching to powder blue unis. But here's the best part:

"So which team currently has powder blues on the drawing board? Uni Watch isn't at liberty to say, but here's a hint: A person connected to the project recently remarked, "Light blue would be a such a strong statement for a lame franchise." That should narrow it down to, oh, seven or eight teams."

You wanna talk about lame? How about a two-bit journalist who thinks he's got a neat little secret, when in fact the thousands of fans who read Royals Corner and the KC Star daily probably knew about this weeks before this idiot.

"Uni Watch isn't at liberty to say?" Please. Nice gutless dig at the Royals too, wimp.

At 7/28/2005 3:50 PM, Blogger t-bone said...

Yo dave,
Thanks for the hearty welcome.
While at my flag-burning BBQ, I'll tell everyone about the RC for sure. I too am a bit of a politcal junky, and usually I am apologizing for talking about baseball to political junkies instead of the other way around. . . It's good to know that a pinko bastard like me and a close-minded idealogue like you can find common ground in the hapless KC squad.

Sorry I missed your powder blue scoop. Well done.

Can we possibly trade T. Long? If we don't, will we simply dump him? How much will that cost us? And, as crazy as this sounds, do you see any possibility (or any plus side) to keeping Lima around for another year? As good as our relief core COULD be, I still worry about our starters for the foreseeable future. Atleast he eats up innings.

At 7/28/2005 4:42 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Yeah, I read that article, too, and was just as peeved at the way he set up the closing just to take a stab at the very team which provided him the "news" in the first place.

If the story is about the Royals and a possible uniform switch, then that's what the story is about -- doesn't have much to do with the Royals current winning/losing ways, buddy, so next time leave it out of the article.


At 10/22/2005 1:51 AM, Blogger Dave said...

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