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Royals shoe-freak Guthrie a subject, producer in 'Sneakerheadz' film

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats. The Kansas City Royals pitcher was retiring. In his prime. From the business of shoe collecting. To which his buddy, filmmaker...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just for kicks: Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats. The Kansas City Royals pitcher was retiring. In his prime. From the business of shoe collecting. To which his buddy, filmmaker...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dig the New Breed

It’s been, at the time of this writing, 126 days since The San Francisco Giants defeated The Kansas City Royals 3-2 in game seven of the 2014 World Series. A hard fought, gut-wrenching, series ending game that saw the Royals leaving the tying run 90 feet from home and a rabid fan base desperately hungry for more. The loss, no doubt, left some fans with a bitterly sour taste...
Via Royals Blue
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals hit back-to-back-to-back first-inning homers in spring training opener

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer and Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios hit consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams. Hosmer hit a three-run shot off Rangers starter Colby Lewis that landed on the grassy berm well beyond the centerfield fence. Morales went deep to...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals 2015 Preview and Prediction

The Kansas City Royals awoke from a 29-year playoff slumber in 2014 and became baseball’s darlings during a postseason run that started with a...
Via Athlon Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Face Finnegan Dilemma This Spring

It’s a sign of how far the Royals have come, and kind of refreshing, to think that as spring training gets underway, there are very few spots on the 25-man roster to determine. The lineup is set, the rotation is set, the back end of the bullpen is set. Rather than hoping someone grabs a […]
Via Pine Tar Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Bullpen Will Be Better in 2015

You may think that I missed a word in the headline when I said that the Kansas City Royals would get an even better performance out of their bullpen than they did in 2014, but I didn’t. That’s because they will. Last year’s bullpen got all sorts of attention because of the way the three-headed […]
Via Pine Tar Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals sign Ventura, seven others to get everyone under contract

The Royals agreed to contracts with Yordano Ventura and seven other pre-arbitration players Tuesday, meaning every player on the 40-man roster has signed for the 2015 season. Infielders Christian Colon and Orlando Calixte, outfielders Terrance Gore, Reymond Fuentes and Paulo Orlando, catcher Francisco Pena and pitcher Jandel Gustave also signed. All eight players remain under club...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Bullpen battle

Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar will look to make the Royals’ bullpen the best in the league in 2015 (cbssports.com). The Kansas City Royals began their 2015 season this past week as they opened camp at Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona. With their first playoff appearance since 1985 last season which ended in their magical World Series run, there are high expectations for this...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Official Launch of the Royals Blue Podcast happens TODAY!

  Click to Download Episode One of the Royals Blue Podcast You read correctly.  The gas bags hear at Royals Blue have officially entered the realm of Podcasting.  To start off we are planning on doing a monthly installment of the Royals Blue Podcast with an increase to bi-monthly installments as the season starts.  Featured in the podcast are three of your favorite writers...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer's magic October shines light on what needs to happen next

Brian Poldberg saw it in one day. Brian Rupp needed a year to see it. Todd Fitz-Gerald watched it happen over four years. And across one month of October magic, the Kansas City Royals witnessed Eric Hosmer and his potential transform into the offensive force they envisioned when they made him the third overall pick of the 2008 MLB Draft. He mashed his way through his first postseason...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Prospects Who Could Make An Impact in 2015

Even on the heels of a World Series appearance, a smaller revenue team like the Kansas City Royals needs to develop from within if they want to stay competitive. Those young players can serve several roles. While it’s great if one or two or even more develop into stars and cornerstones for the franchise, it’s […]
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Spring Day with the Kansas City Royals

Spring Training is something every baseball fan should experience at least once in their lives. For most of the country, it can serve as a break from the cold, but for all, it is a welcoming end to the dark time of the year without baseball. I often get asked what the best ticket to get at a Spring Training game is. It is the lawn, so make sure you take in at least one game from...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer hoping to build off postseason success

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals. Hosmer said the basketball was the easiest to hit because "it's so big." A baseball must have looked basketball-sized to Hosmer in the postseason last year. Hosmer hit .351 and set a franchise record with 12...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Mike Sweeney’s arrival to the Royals Hall of Fame

February 15, 2015 was a long awaited day in the life of former Royals all-star Mike Sweeney. The Royals Hall of Fame inducted one of the most decorated ballplayers to ever step foot in Kauffman stadium in a Kansas City uniform. The five time all-star spent a total of 16 seasons in the major leagues, 13 of those in which he spent with the Royals. Sweeney originally landed in Kansas...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Announce Mike Sweeney Elected To Team Hall Of Fame

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 25, 2015) — The Kansas City Royals have announced that First Baseman Mike Sweeney has been voted into the Royals Hall of Fame.  He will become the elite group’s 26th inductee this season with a ceremony before a game at Kauffman Stadium, which will be announced at a later date. Sweeney was elected in his first ballot appearance in a vote of living...
Via i70baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Sweeney joins Royals Hall of Fame

It will be hard for any Royal, past, present or future, to nudge George Brett off the Royals' throne. But at least when it comes to fan favorites, Mike Sweeney may well deserve the spot sitting at Brett's right hand. Sweeney was the most most popular player on a lot of losing Royals teams from 1995-2007. The five-time All-Star batted .299 in his Royals career (six points behind Brett...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: 2015 Outfielders; a force to be reckoned with

As Spring Training inches closer and closer, the Kansas City Royals are gearing up for the 2015 season in hopes of repeating last years post-season success. Kansas City has many different aspects of their roster in which they have success, but the position in which they may have the most is the outfield. Led by ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain in centerfield, the Royals are considered, by some...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Guthrie Channels MJ In Announcing His Retirement From Collecting Sneakers

On Monday, Jeremy Guthrie shook the sneaker collecting world when he “formally” announced his retirement as an active sneakerhead. The Kansas City Royals pitcher has always been well known for his large sneaker collection but it now appears that Guthrie will be taking a break from the heartbreaking game that is sneaker collecting. Speaking at Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the Royals Defense in 2015

  Durham Bulls fictional manager Joe “Skip” Riggins once said, “This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” The 2015 Royals will definitely be expected to catch the ball. When Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer all take the field it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these guys can play a little defense. All...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals, Alex Rios, and Hitting Everything in Sight

You might expect the Kansas City Royals to have a big offseason after their fabled run to the World Series that reignited a love of baseball in the entire region of Missouri which doesn’t root for the Cardinals. Maybe they would sign someone to fill the offensive power void and boost run production, or try […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

This new Kansas City Royals billboard is awesome

In recent years, the Kansas City Royals have created some pretty cool billboards in the Kansas City area. This year’s billboard doesn’t even have a player’s face on it, yet it’s pretty fantastic. Burning up the basepaths? That’s what speed do! Drive by #Royals billboard on I-35S @ Cambridge Circle. #ForeverRoyal pic.twitter.com/Avsog4QSNW — Kansas City Royals (@Royals...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields need to adjust his contract expectations

We’re just a few days away from the beginning of February, and James Shields is still a free agent. Shields is far and away the best free agent left on the market, and while we’ve seen pitchers dangle in the wind this deep into the offseason before (Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kyle Lohse, Ervin Santana to name four), they all had more red flags than Shields. Yet, Shields...
Via The Outside Corner
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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