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Royals Trade For Johnny Cueto, Gear Up For Postseason Run

The Royals have the second-best record in baseball, the fourth-best run differential, and lead their division by six-and-a-half games. Barring an incredible disaster, they’re going to the playoffs. But they still didn’t feel like the team was well-positioned, and on Sunday traded Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody… » 7/26/15 5:11pm 7/26/15 5:11pm

Alcides Escobar Really Threw The Dick Off The Ball Yesterday

During yesterday’s rain delay at the scheduled Angels-Red Sox game, ESPN threw to a live version of SportsCenter, which is always fun for the chaos a live, highly produced news show always produces. But instead of bad jokes and dead air, the show was basically just a bunch of Alcides Escobar highlights. So let’s look… » 7/20/15 1:18pm 7/20/15 1:18pm

The Kauffman Stadium Dugout Flooded Pretty Badly

The sky just dumped an ungodly amount of rain on Kansas City. The region was under a severe thunderstorm warning, and sporadic tornados have been reported. The Royals were supposed to begin their game against Tampa Bay in about 30 minutes, but it has been postponed until tomorrow. Besides the widespread flooding… » 7/06/15 7:36pm 7/06/15 7:36pm

Report: MLB Has Scrubbed About 60 Million Improper All-Star Votes

Despite the substantial wave of votes for Royals players in the AL All-Star lineup, MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman said last week that the ballots were still being submitted legitimately. Over a week later, Bowman admitted that approximately 60 million fraudulent ballots had to be wiped from the record. » 6/19/15 1:04am 6/19/15 1:04am

Six Players Suspended For Royals-White Sox Brawl

Major League Baseball has handed down suspensions for Thursday’s benches clearing scuffle between the Royals and White Sox, and there are a bunch of them. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose taunting helped set-off the fight, was suspended the longest, for seven games. Teammate Edison Volquez got five games, as did… » 4/25/15 1:40pm 4/25/15 1:40pm

Yordano Ventura Is Baseball's Surliest Little Shit

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has made four starts this season, and he has yet to leave one under his own volition. His first two starts have been cut short by cramping muscles, and the last two have been derailed by ejections. If there’s one thing that’s so far defined Ventura’s 2015 campaign, it’s his… » 4/24/15 2:41pm 4/24/15 2:41pm

Last Night's White Sox-Royals Brawl Was A Photographer's Delight

If we’re being honest, the true heroes of last night’s awesome White Sox vs. Royals brawl weren’t the players on the field. Yordano Ventura’s quick-pitching and foul mouth may have started the whole thing, and Jeff Samardzija may have done more than his part to turn it into a riot, but their work was easily trumped by… » 4/24/15 11:40am 4/24/15 11:40am

Now Brett Lawrie Is Talking Shit About Royals Fans

Oakland A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie has had a couple of days to cool off after spending a portion of his team’s weekend series against the Royals with dodging 100 mph fastballs, but he’s still pretty heated about how everything went down in Kansas City, and he’s got a particular beef with Royals fans. » 4/22/15 1:26pm 4/22/15 1:26pm

The Royals Are Serving Fans Moldy Garbage Hot Dogs

The picture you see above, via KCTV 5, was snapped by a Royals fan who attended Friday’s game at Kauffman Stadium. That first, not entirely revolting hot dog is what was available to fans who wanted to pay normal prices for food. That pallid tube of, uh, meat (?) that’s been stuffed into some sort of molecularly… » 4/20/15 6:07pm 4/20/15 6:07pm

Brett Lawrie Has Made The Royals Crazy

It’s a good thing that the Royals-A’s series ended yesterday, because if the two teams had to play again today, I fear that A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie would end up dead. Yesterday’s game brought an end to a three-day saga that featured a possibly dirty slide, an apparent case of mistaken identity, and some truly… » 4/20/15 10:38am 4/20/15 10:38am