Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Nicest Bunch Of Guys To Push Around!

That’s the attitude teams have had about the Royals for the past decade or more.

At the risk of sounding like a biased, profiling bigot… I say, “Bring On That ‘Dominican Tude’!”

Year, after year, after freaking year the Kansas City Royals have been one of MLB’s doormats. There’s a close call to be made… the other team gets the call. A Royals’ batter gets hit… no retaliation is expected. The team goes on a long loosing streak; they all go out for a rousing night of “Cookies N Milk”. What a nice bunch of guys!

Well… now we’ve got some guys who aren’t afraid of stirring the pot! Young guys make stupid mistakes then bow their head… in the past they got hugs from their Captain… Now They Get Called Babies! A batter gets hit… AGAIN… in the past they take their base (with no repercussions)… Now The Batter Charges The Mound!

This year, pitchers have retaliated by hitting the opponent’s batter… that didn’t happened in the past.

Do I support beanings, brawls and nasty play? No! But at the same rime, rolling over time and again has gotten old. And I like the new fire in this team!

Ultimately, the game comes down to pitching, defense and run production… if doing it with a chip on the shoulder helps that process… BRING IT ON!!!

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