KC Baseball Vault November 20

Gearing Up For the Offseason

Now that the dust has settled on Kansas City’s World Series victory (dang, that’s fun to say), we talked about what’s next in the offseason. That being the case, we talked about Alex Gordon’s free agency and his legacy with the Royals. We also expressed a desire to bring Ben Zobrist back, and we looked […]

royalsWSgetty November 15

When Your Team Wins the World Series

I sometimes have a difficult time pinpointing the exact moment I became a baseball fan. Some people have a distinct memory of the first game they attended. Some can remember a season, a player. I guess my path is more like that, but it’s hazy on when the game really grabbed me. I grew up […]

KC Baseball Vault November 07

The World Series Show

There’s not a lot of analysis in this one, so if you like the numbers and the breakdowns week to week, this isn’t the one for you. What we did, though, was reflect on the journey of following the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. In 2015. Over the course of our fandom. All of […]

KC Baseball Vault October 27

Royals/Mets World Series Preview Episode with guest Gary Mack From Mets Musings

The Royals had their backs against the wall in Houston, came back, and won the ALDS. They faced a juggernaut. A powerhouse. A wrecking ball of an offense, but held on to beat Toronto in the ALCS. And as a result, they won their fourth American League pennant and second in as many years. What […]

KC Baseball Vault October 13

On Comebacks and Previewing ALDS Game 5

After another historic comeback win by the Royals in the postseason, the ALDS goes to a deciding Game 5. It comes down to a Johnny Cueto start. But first, we talked about the Game 4 comeback and the approach that saved the Royals season. Then we looked at Game 5, wondering if the big comeback […]

KC Baseball Vault October 07

Reviewing Predictions and Waiting For The ALDS

While the Yankees and Astros played the AL Wild Card Game, Jeff and Mike went back in time to see how some pre-season predictions finished up. We discussed the production and maturation of Eric Hosmer, the breakout of Lorenzo Cain, the impact Kris Medlen and Chris Young had on the pitching staff, and the tumultuous […]

KC Baseball Vault September 30

Royals Concerns and Optimism: Pre-Playoffs Edition

The Royals have clinched the AL Central, but the rough September has raised some questions. We brought up some of those concerns and discussed how this year’s team is different from last year’s. But we didn’t want to dwell on the negatives, because this Royals team has a lot going for it. So we compared […]

KC Baseball Vault September 24

Royals Pitching Staff Adjustments and Playoff Possibilities

This week, we talked about the demotion of Greg Holland and its impact on the bullpen plus the game of musical chairs taking place with the pitching staff. Appropriately, we recorded during a particularly disastrous Jeremy Guthrie start… Then we talked about Alex Rios’s hot streak, Kendrys Morales’s huge Sunday, and the depth of the […]

Capture September 14

The Plan: Comparing HDH Last Year and Now

It’s a simple formula, and one that the Royals leaned on en route to their first playoff appearance in 29 years. Get a lead. Pitch Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning. Pitch Wade Davis in the eighth. Finish it off with Greg Holland. In the ALCS, the trio – referred to by Orioles fans as […]

KC Baseball Vault September 09

Step Back From That Ledge My Friend: On the Royals’ Four Game Skid and Panic

We recorded this week’s episode as the Royals were seeking to snap a four game skid that sent the fanbase into an anxious frenzy. We talked about a few of the legitimate concerns, but also wanted to point out the big picture: a talented team with a big division lead, with the calendar getting shorter […]


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