Tuesday

That's more like it!

After 10 straight losses, the Royals finally got things back on track tonight with the help of Mike Wood and Mike Sweeney. Wood gave the R's just the start they needed, and Sweeney blasted a key three-run HR in his second at bat that propelled the Royals to a 4-0 lead.

The Royals currently lead 7-2, and "Mac the Ninth" has entered the game, so we think we can put this one in the bag. RC is going to turn the game off now so we can go do some laundry or something, but we assume everything will go according to plan...


...Woops.






Un-freaking-believable. RC is speechless, but we understand the team did pose for a photograph after the game:

16 Comments:

At 8/09/2005 11:39 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Blog Post of the Year

 
At 8/09/2005 11:42 PM, Blogger preacherboy said...

Ditto, I can't believe you trusted this team to actually pull off a win. I'm not so sure Baird is a hero in anyone's eyes but yours now RC.

 
At 8/09/2005 11:56 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Thanks guys. That was honestly, without a doubt, the worst thing that I have EVER seen take place on a baseball diamond, so the post was more of a refusal to acknowledge what actually happened than anything else.

But preacherboy, I still don't see how you can blame Baird for Chip Ambres dropping a fly ball.

And as for RC being alone in our idolization of Allard Baird, then so be it. We'll gladly stand on that branch alone if we must.

 
At 8/10/2005 12:17 AM, Blogger preacherboy said...

I don't blame Baird for the loss, but I do blame him for the position the team is in at this juncture. 3 100 loss seasons under his watch = Baird needs to be fired.

 
At 8/10/2005 12:22 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

In my mind, the process a baseball team takes towards achieving a goal is every bit as important as achieving the goal itself. Allard's gone about building this team the right way. If the players don't do what they're supposed to do, that can't fall on his shoulders.

 
At 8/10/2005 1:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This weekend is the big World Series Reunion. Supposedly attending the festivities is then-GM John Schuerholz, once credited with being the architect of one of the finest farm systems in baseball (yes, KC's). Someone should hold him hostage and make him bring the Royals back to the glory days.

(Note the Braves' consistent success once they snagged him from us.)

I don't blame Baird for all of this, but the steady KC decline seems to coincide with Schuerholz' departure. (So yes, Herk Robinson is also to blame. And the cheap Glass family.)

 
At 8/10/2005 3:23 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Priceless with the Bad News Bears picture, Dave. But do you think you could put Neifi's mug on the shoulders of that guy in the background with the mustache? I don't know how, but I'm sure that evil little bastard had something to do with this.

 
At 8/10/2005 8:30 AM, Anonymous Wild said...

That picture is priceless. You have to do something cathartic after a game like that.

There is really something wrong with this club because those are mental errors. Inexcusable. It makes me think that even the players have given up. They won't say that out loud, but it shows.

 
At 8/10/2005 12:42 PM, Anonymous Brian S. said...

Good news: I didn't hang myself.

 
At 8/10/2005 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just Angel being Angel!

 
At 8/10/2005 2:40 PM, Anonymous Uncle J said...

Hope Mac forgets about this game. He's been so consistent this year, so he was due, but couldn't have come at a worse time. Course, it wasn't nearly all his doings! No major league baseball team has been this bad in forever!

 
At 8/10/2005 2:49 PM, Anonymous Uncle J said...

Really enjoy this site. It's so easy to pile on this horrible excuse for a major league team, but we should try to think about some positive aspects of the franchise. Doesn't mean I don't care about how pathetic our product is on the field for waaay too long, but the positive stuff keeps the candle burning. I absolutely think you should remove Gordon from the top of your Royal's prospects until he signs. You're giving someone without a contract the benefit of what he hasn't earned! Sign on the dotted line, part of the organization. Owning his "rights" don't earn him diddly at this point, even as a prospect. Why not list the stud SS from the later rounds, whom we'll never sign, as a top "prospect"

 
At 8/10/2005 4:24 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

I blame the game on Buddy Bell more than anyone. He displayed a total lack of feel for what was happening out there -- what, did he need a signed permission slip from Baird before changing pitchers?

I'm not sure how people are doing it, but they are stretching blame for what has went on this year to Allard Baird, and I'm not sure how. Makes no sense.

If this team isn't truly competitive by the 2007 season, then I'll be calling for his replacement. But until then, Baird's job is a body of work extending over multiple seasons, not just four months of bad baseball.

 
At 8/10/2005 4:34 PM, Anonymous Brian S. said...

However: I did tie a knot just in case this happens again.

Ditto Uncle J on the Gordon issue. I believe I said the same thing back when we were voting on the list.

For those people looking for a little bit of hope, compare Jhonny Peralta's numbers from his two previous seasons to this years. Although he is younger, this is just one more example of how quickly young players can improve. There IS hope for the likes of Teahen still.

Let's start a collection to buy Berroa a one way ticket out of KC and send a limo to pick up the all field, no hit Andres Blanco and bring him to KC.

BTW, Wood looked nice in his new role!

 
At 8/10/2005 6:04 PM, Blogger COroyal said...

Dude, you & Kevin should send JoePa the Clark Griswold & BNB photos. Those are hilarious. I about fell out of my chair laughing at that Clark photo last night.

 
At 8/10/2005 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not blaming Baird for the past four onths of miserable baseball, I'm blaming him for the past 4 years of bad baseball.

 

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