No, Alex Gordon Could Not Have Scored On The Misplayed Ball

Alex Gordon's ninth-inning, two-out single left Kansas City with the tying run 90 feet from home plate thanks to Gregor Blanco's colossal misplay in the outfield. Some, however, have begun the hand-wringing that maybe Gordon could have scored, had he sprinted the entire way and been sent from third. We're here to put… » 10/30/14 12:04am 10/30/14 12:04am

There Is No Explanation For Blowing This Call

This was a trapped ball. It was pretty clear, and indisputably so on replay. Yet umpires upheld their initial ruling of a catch, even after Ron Gardenhire's challenge. My headline up there isn't some huffy hyperbole on just how baffling the call was—it's about how umpires literally didn't give an explanation for how… » 7/30/14 10:07am 7/30/14 10:07am

The Kansas City Royals' New Billboard Is Pretty Clever

The Kansas City Royals are decent at this advertising thing. Last season, they put up James Shields pitching to Salvador Perez over two billboards, with the ball seemingly ripping the background. This year, outfielder Alex Gordon's sliding across the billboard, collecting everything in his path. If only they were this… » 2/04/14 8:36pm 2/04/14 8:36pm

Alex Gordon Is The Best Advertisement For Wearing A Cup

For a fan, extra-inning games are only fun when your team wins. I stayed up past midnight for that? Well, how do you think Alex Gordon feels? The Royals took the first-place Orioles to 15 innings, only for Gordon, the game's last batter, to foul one off his little gentlemen. He would subsequently ground out to second… » 5/17/12 9:50am 5/17/12 9:50am