| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Packers are worried yet:
1. Poor Mike Burkhart. Under normal circumstances, few people in baseball have tougher jobs than the guy who runs the tiny, antiquated visiting clubhouse behind the first-base dugout at...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings, and David Lough hit a two-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
One day after being eliminated from the postseason, the Royals earned their...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:58 PM
It was a night of individual achievements for the Kansas City Royals and another step closer to a dubious distinction for the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Royals pitcher James Shields struck out 10 and scattered four hits over seven innings for his 100th...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:46 AM
In the short term—it’s a win/win, but Wil Myers hit 13 homers and drove in 53 runs for the Rays in his first half season in the Big Leagues. I still like the deal which brought James Shields to Kansas City, which, simply, wouldn’t have...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:02 PM
James Shields wiggled out of early trouble and got homerun help from Billy Butler and David Lough as the Kansas City Royals sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 3-1 Tuesday night.
Center fielder Lorenzo Cain contributed four...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:22 AM
There are times when raising 14 and 11 year olds that the tax break is nowhere near enough.
Game of stats---
I love the minutia of baseball—the daily rush of numbers that somehow provides a better context to follow the night’s action with....
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The Royals hit the All-Star break showing some cracks.
Kansas City staggered into baseball's unofficial midpoint Sunday with a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians, who swept the three-game series and pushed the third-place Royals eight games out of first...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:05 AM
For What it’s Worth—Toure, Gal and Baseball at the Break
You know that baseball is to the All-Star Break when you start zoning in on NBA summer hoops, that or your life is utterly pathetic. I spent portions of my afternoon...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
1. Cardinals (1): Albert Pujols just keeps giving. Michael Wacha, who was selected with a compensation pick for losing Pujols, held the Royals to two hits over seven innings in an impressive debut.
2. Rangers (3): After 10 games, Jurickson Profar...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman celebrated a Stanley Cup championship at Grant Park on Friday, the second time they have done that in four years. Rocky Wirtz beamed appropriately.
It's easy to give these three guys credit for all the Blackhawks'...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks homered as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Sunday to avoid being swept.
Doug Fister (8-5) picked up the victory with six strong innings, yielding a run, while allowing six hits and striking out five and...