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(Major League Baseball)   In today's bizarro world, the KC Royals are in first place in the AL Central   (mlb.com) divider line 62
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2014-06-18 12:27:49 AM  
FARK YEAH ROYALS
 
2014-06-18 12:34:31 AM  
Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.
 
2014-06-18 12:55:56 AM  

violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.


You don't understand.  The Royals hot streaks historically match Detroit's hot streaks so that they make no gain.  Which means the Royals will get swept by the Twins and Rays.
 
2014-06-18 04:20:10 AM  

violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.


They not just beat the Tigers they last two games. They crushed them. KC's defense, rotation and bullpen have been good all season. What's finally clicking is offense. Homers are up since the new batting coach was installed.
 
2014-06-18 04:21:53 AM  
Still June? Yep, still June.
 
2014-06-18 05:00:39 AM  
Hey, the Orioles and Pirates have made it to the playoffs, now it's time for the Royals to get there.
 
2014-06-18 05:06:50 AM  
And the first year after the Rangers give Nolan Ryan the heave-ho as GM, we're back to last place. Sad to say those 2 years under Ryan will be the best years the Rangers will ever know
 
2014-06-18 05:10:38 AM  

degenerate-afro: Hey, the Orioles and Pirates have made it to the playoffs, now it's time for the Royals to get there.


Twenty -nine years since the last time :(
 
2014-06-18 06:26:30 AM  
I'll be damned. See if they can keep it going, be a great story if they could.
 
2014-06-18 06:49:04 AM  
Very happy for you Royals fans. I would never root for you to keep Detroit out of the playoffs but the summer and fall of 2006 (first year the Tigers made the playoffs in forever) was a special year.


You guys have a solid team and I respect you a whole lot for than the Sox or Indians. And fark the twins.
 
2014-06-18 06:50:43 AM  

great_tigers: Very happy for you Royals fans. I would never root for you to keep Detroit out of the playoffs but the summer and fall of 2006 (first year the Tigers made the playoffs in forever) was a special year.


You guys have a solid team and I respect you a whole lot for than the Sox or Indians. And fark the twins.


One should always fark twins when you get a chance.
 
2014-06-18 06:51:53 AM  
Everyone point and laugh at subby for thinking he's clever when really the ignorance is showing like a wardrobe malfunction.  The naivete is kinda endearing though.

OK, let's be charitable and walk subby through this.  This always happens.  It's part of the curse of rooting for a crappy franchise.  While the power teams are biding their time and working out their issues, the crappy clubs play lights out, go on a streak and take first place for a while.  In rare cases they may keep the spot for a month or more, but by August they're well on their way to collapse.  It happens so often it's hardly effective as a means of building up hope in seasoned fans.  It's a good coming-of-age ritual for sons of baseball fans; it crushes their immaturity, saps their youth, withers their idealistic souls, snuffs out the passion in their hearts and teaches them to never, ever get their hopes up.  Year after heart-rending year, until they're alcoholics by age 16.

"Dad!  Dad!  The Cubs/Pirates/Royals/Twins/Mariners/etc. are in first place!"
"Yes, I know, son.  Don't worry about it; we'll be back in last place by September."
"I don't believe you, Dad!  This is the year!  How could you!  Waaaaahhhh!"
 
2014-06-18 07:00:55 AM  

dragonchild: Everyone point and laugh at subby for thinking he's clever when really the ignorance is showing like a wardrobe malfunction.  The naivete is kinda endearing though.

OK, let's be charitable and walk subby through this.  This always happens.  It's part of the curse of rooting for a crappy franchise.  While the power teams are biding their time and working out their issues, the crappy clubs play lights out, go on a streak and take first place for a while.  In rare cases they may keep the spot for a month or more, but by August they're well on their way to collapse.  It happens so often it's hardly effective as a means of building up hope in seasoned fans.  It's a good coming-of-age ritual for sons of baseball fans; it crushes their immaturity, saps their youth, withers their idealistic souls, snuffs out the passion in their hearts and teaches them to never, ever get their hopes up.  Year after heart-rending year, until they're alcoholics by age 16.

"Dad!  Dad!  The Cubs/Pirates/Royals/Twins/Mariners/etc. are in first place!"
"Yes, I know, son.  Don't worry about it; we'll be back in last place by September."
"I don't believe you, Dad!  This is the year!  How could you!  Waaaaahhhh!"


You sound like a Boston fan.
 
2014-06-18 07:04:02 AM  

dragonchild: Everyone point and laugh at subby for thinking he's clever when really the ignorance is showing like a wardrobe malfunction.  The naivete is kinda endearing though.

OK, let's be charitable and walk subby through this.  This always happens.  It's part of the curse of rooting for a crappy franchise.  While the power teams are biding their time and working out their issues, the crappy clubs play lights out, go on a streak and take first place for a while.  In rare cases they may keep the spot for a month or more, but by August they're well on their way to collapse.  It happens so often it's hardly effective as a means of building up hope in seasoned fans.  It's a good coming-of-age ritual for sons of baseball fans; it crushes their immaturity, saps their youth, withers their idealistic souls, snuffs out the passion in their hearts and teaches them to never, ever get their hopes up.  Year after heart-rending year, until they're alcoholics by age 16.

"Dad!  Dad!  The Cubs/Pirates/Royals/Twins/Mariners/etc. are in first place!"
"Yes, I know, son.  Don't worry about it; we'll be back in last place by September."
"I don't believe you, Dad!  This is the year!  How could you!  Waaaaahhhh!"


See, this guy gets it. Baseball isn't so much a sport, as a malevolent psychological experiment gone awry. You know how I know this is true? Because even as I'm typing this, I'm thinking "22 runs in two days off the two best pitchers of one of the best teams in the AL..."
 
2014-06-18 07:06:01 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.

They not just beat the Tigers they last two games. They crushed them. KC's defense, rotation and bullpen have been good all season. What's finally clicking is offense. Homers are up since the new batting coach was installed.


I would hold off on the 'crushing' and how good the Royals are.
The Tigers have been bad for the last month (9-19 since sweeping Boston).
A little over 6 ERA during that period.
Run production is down as well (around 4)

Not to take away from KC, but beating a bad team does not make the winner a 'Crusher'
Although 9 wins in a row is something to brag about - good on them.
 
2014-06-18 07:13:21 AM  

johnnygew: I would hold off on the 'crushing' and how good the Royals are.
The Tigers have been bad for the last month (9-19 since sweeping Boston).
A little over 6 ERA during that period.
Run production is down as well (around 4)

Not to take away from KC, but beating a bad team does not make the winner a 'Crusher'
Although 9 wins in a row is something to brag about - good on them.


Well they did put up 22 runs in a 3 game against the White Sox, 13 in a 2-game against Cleveland, and 12 in a 3-game v. Yankees, and 19 in a 4-game v. Cards. Off-hand I don't know how much things like BA/OBP/HR's are up since Sveum took over, but they are definitely scoring more runs this month.
 
2014-06-18 07:14:58 AM  

johnnygew: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.

They not just beat the Tigers they last two games. They crushed them. KC's defense, rotation and bullpen have been good all season. What's finally clicking is offense. Homers are up since the new batting coach was installed.

I would hold off on the 'crushing' and how good the Royals are.
The Tigers have been bad for the last month (9-19 since sweeping Boston).
A little over 6 ERA during that period.
Run production is down as well (around 4)

Not to take away from KC, but beating a bad team does not make the winner a 'Crusher'
Although 9 wins in a row is something to brag about - good on them.


I was referencing 22 runs in the first two games of the game set.
 
2014-06-18 07:19:17 AM  
Congrats to the Royals on their first taste of first in over a decade!

Now let's all step back out of Bizarro-world and let's see Tigers split this series and things can go back to normal.

/Downside of "normal" is that it includes Detroit coming up short in October
//Please, baseball gods, just one ring and you can let us go "rebuild" for another decade
 
2014-06-18 07:27:16 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: You sound like a Boston fan.

Mariners fan actually.  Not to mention the Red Sox have actually won the WS in my lifetime.
 
2014-06-18 07:29:43 AM  

ryarger: Congrats to the Royals on their first taste of first in over a decade!

Now let's all step back out of Bizarro-world and let's see Tigers split this series and things can go back to normal.

/Downside of "normal" is that it includes Detroit coming up short in October
//Please, baseball gods, just one ring and you can let us go "rebuild" for another decade


The Tigers have to many issues to win the WS. The bullpen is a mess. Nathan is a lost cause. The average ( that's very generous) defense. Plus what the heck happened to Verlander?
 
2014-06-18 07:34:43 AM  

dragonchild: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: You sound like a Boston fan.
Mariners fan actually.  Not to mention the Red Sox have actually won the WS in my lifetime.


Your to young to be so better.
 
2014-06-18 07:46:48 AM  
Maybe we'll get that Brewers-Royals World Series we've always wanted.

Renew the (then both AL) rivalry of the Yount-Brett years.
 
2014-06-18 07:55:25 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: dragonchild: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: You sound like a Boston fan.
Mariners fan actually.  Not to mention the Red Sox have actually won the WS in my lifetime.

Your to young to be so better.


Bitter.
 
2014-06-18 08:10:52 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Your to young to be so better.

At least you've made spellcheck happy, eh?
 
2014-06-18 08:13:59 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: dragonchild: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: You sound like a Boston fan.
Mariners fan actually.  Not to mention the Red Sox have actually won the WS in my lifetime.

Your to young to be so better.

Bitter.


Yet you still didn't correct all of you're mistakes.
 
2014-06-18 08:17:19 AM  
Royals? In first place on June 18? That's cute.
 
2014-06-18 08:21:50 AM  

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2014-06-18 08:34:53 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: johnnygew: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.

They not just beat the Tigers they last two games. They crushed them. KC's defense, rotation and bullpen have been good all season. What's finally clicking is offense. Homers are up since the new batting coach was installed.

I would hold off on the 'crushing' and how good the Royals are.
The Tigers have been bad for the last month (9-19 since sweeping Boston).
A little over 6 ERA during that period.
Run production is down as well (around 4)

Not to take away from KC, but beating a bad team does not make the winner a 'Crusher'
Although 9 wins in a row is something to brag about - good on them.

I was referencing 22 runs in the first two games of the game set.


That is what I was referencing - Detroit pitching has been giving up runs like crazy over the last month.
I wouldn't want any team to base run production based on playing Detroit - that 6 plus ERA has included too many 10 run plus games lost (or won for that matter)
Right now, it seems they are playing slow pitch softball with the scores I've seen, except the offense is not keeping up.
 
2014-06-18 08:46:58 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: dragonchild: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: You sound like a Boston fan.
Mariners fan actually.  Not to mention the Red Sox have actually won the WS in my lifetime.

Your to young to be so better.

Bitter.

Yet you still didn't correct all of you're mistakes.


I know.
 
2014-06-18 08:48:40 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: ryarger: Congrats to the Royals on their first taste of first in over a decade!

Now let's all step back out of Bizarro-world and let's see Tigers split this series and things can go back to normal.

/Downside of "normal" is that it includes Detroit coming up short in October
//Please, baseball gods, just one ring and you can let us go "rebuild" for another decade

The Tigers have to many issues to win the WS. The bullpen is a mess. Nathan is a lost cause. The average ( that's very generous) defense. Plus what the heck happened to Verlander?



farking kate upton nightly has messed up his mechanics

Congrats Royals fan....are you still being managed by Ned Yost? Good luck in late August and September

//Brewers fan
 
2014-06-18 09:04:25 AM  
Royals-Blue Jays ALCS

Would be hilarious
 
2014-06-18 09:07:21 AM  

WanPhat: Maybe we'll get that Brewers-Royals World Series we've always wanted.

Renew the (then both AL) rivalry of the Yount-Brett years.


Plus the fact that Yost, Cain, Escobar, and Aoki used to be Brewers adding some interesting spice to the mix.
/Brewer fan, but have to admit they did Yost wrong...
 
2014-06-18 09:14:22 AM  

jayhawk88: dragonchild: Everyone point and laugh at subby for thinking he's clever when really the ignorance is showing like a wardrobe malfunction.  The naivete is kinda endearing though.

OK, let's be charitable and walk subby through this.  This always happens.  It's part of the curse of rooting for a crappy franchise.  While the power teams are biding their time and working out their issues, the crappy clubs play lights out, go on a streak and take first place for a while.  In rare cases they may keep the spot for a month or more, but by August they're well on their way to collapse.  It happens so often it's hardly effective as a means of building up hope in seasoned fans.  It's a good coming-of-age ritual for sons of baseball fans; it crushes their immaturity, saps their youth, withers their idealistic souls, snuffs out the passion in their hearts and teaches them to never, ever get their hopes up.  Year after heart-rending year, until they're alcoholics by age 16.

"Dad!  Dad!  The Cubs/Pirates/Royals/Twins/Mariners/etc. are in first place!"
"Yes, I know, son.  Don't worry about it; we'll be back in last place by September."
"I don't believe you, Dad!  This is the year!  How could you!  Waaaaahhhh!"

See, this guy gets it. Baseball isn't so much a sport, as a malevolent psychological experiment gone awry. You know how I know this is true? Because even as I'm typing this, I'm thinking "22 runs in two days off the two best pitchers of one of the best teams in the AL..."


It's a malevolent experiment all right. "Let's see what happens when two of the best pitchers in Baseball become two of the worst pitchers in Baseball! And let's toss in a bullpen that can't be trusted to get an out with two outs, two strikes and no one on! Then we'll have the position players forget how to catch and field balls! ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Happy May and June, Rookie Manager! Or should I say... happy May, June, July and August? Ha ha ha."

Seriously, the amount of things going wrong for the Tigers all at the same time is almost enough to make me believe in supernatural forces.
 
2014-06-18 09:28:46 AM  

eagles95: Congrats Royals fan....are you still being managed by Ned Yost? Good luck in late August and September

//Brewers fan


"Ned, it's Game 7 of the ALCS, the series is tied 3-3! It's all or nothing now for the World Series, but no matter what happens, we've proved that..."

"Dale, I think we're gonna start Moose in leadoff tonight. I know he's been in a 75-500 slump, but I really think he's due."
 
2014-06-18 09:30:55 AM  
Woohoo!

/Knows it's only June
//Knows the inevitable 17-game losing streak is coming
///Choosing to enjoy every minute of this anyway
 
2014-06-18 09:34:23 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Woohoo!

/Knows it's only June
//Knows the inevitable 17-game losing streak is coming
///Choosing to enjoy every minute of this anyway


We call a seventeen game losing streak May.
 
2014-06-18 09:35:45 AM  

Trance750: And the first year after the Rangers give Nolan Ryan the heave-ho as GM, we're back to last place. Sad to say Thank god those 2 years under Ryan will be the best years the Rangers will ever know

 
2014-06-18 09:37:33 AM  
Considering Detroit is on my shiatlist for not stopping the Sox last year, I would gladly enjoy the Royals taking their usual spot in the playoffs this year.  Good luck the rest of the year Royals fans!
 
2014-06-18 09:55:38 AM  
As a Sox fan, I'd much rather see the Royals take the division than the scum-laden Tigers.
 
2014-06-18 09:58:36 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: EvilMonkeyBoy: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: dragonchild: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: You sound like a Boston fan.
Mariners fan actually.  Not to mention the Red Sox have actually won the WS in my lifetime.

Your to young to be so better.

Bitter.

Yet you still didn't correct all of you're mistakes.

I know.


I no
 
2014-06-18 10:05:47 AM  

dragonchild: Everyone point and laugh at subby for thinking he's clever when really the ignorance is showing like a wardrobe malfunction.  The naivete is kinda endearing though.

OK, let's be charitable and walk subby through this.  This always happens.  It's part of the curse of rooting for a crappy franchise.  While the power teams are biding their time and working out their issues, the crappy clubs play lights out, go on a streak and take first place for a while.  In rare cases they may keep the spot for a month or more, but by August they're well on their way to collapse.  It happens so often it's hardly effective as a means of building up hope in seasoned fans.  It's a good coming-of-age ritual for sons of baseball fans; it crushes their immaturity, saps their youth, withers their idealistic souls, snuffs out the passion in their hearts and teaches them to never, ever get their hopes up.  Year after heart-rending year, until they're alcoholics by age 16.

"Dad!  Dad!  The Cubs/Pirates/Royals/Twins/Mariners/etc. are in first place!"
"Yes, I know, son.  Don't worry about it; we'll be back in last place by September."
"I don't believe you, Dad!  This is the year!  How could you!  Waaaaahhhh!"


"said Tom Brady's fluffier"
 
2014-06-18 10:10:06 AM  

doofusss: dragonchild: Everyone point and laugh at subby for thinking he's clever when really the ignorance is showing like a wardrobe malfunction.  The naivete is kinda endearing though.

OK, let's be charitable and walk subby through this.  This always happens.  It's part of the curse of rooting for a crappy franchise.  While the power teams are biding their time and working out their issues, the crappy clubs play lights out, go on a streak and take first place for a while.  In rare cases they may keep the spot for a month or more, but by August they're well on their way to collapse.  It happens so often it's hardly effective as a means of building up hope in seasoned fans.  It's a good coming-of-age ritual for sons of baseball fans; it crushes their immaturity, saps their youth, withers their idealistic souls, snuffs out the passion in their hearts and teaches them to never, ever get their hopes up.  Year after heart-rending year, until they're alcoholics by age 16.

"Dad!  Dad!  The Cubs/Pirates/Royals/Twins/Mariners/etc. are in first place!"
"Yes, I know, son.  Don't worry about it; we'll be back in last place by September."
"I don't believe you, Dad!  This is the year!  How could you!  Waaaaahhhh!"

"said Tom Brady's fluffier"


I believe the term is house boy.
 
2014-06-18 10:12:00 AM  
GOD DAMMIT DETROIT
 
2014-06-18 10:41:53 AM  

Mentat: violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.

You don't understand.  The Royals hot streaks historically match Detroit's hot streaks so that they make no gain.  Which means the Royals will get swept by the Twins and Rays.


That's a nice thought.  But the Twins can't hit.  Mauer can't even break .260 and Dozier is on the verge of the DL.
 
2014-06-18 10:45:20 AM  

great_tigers: Very happy for you Royals fans. I would never root for you to keep Detroit out of the playoffs but the summer and fall of 2006 (first year the Tigers made the playoffs in forever) was a special year.


You guys have a solid team and I respect you a whole lot for than the Sox or Indians. And fark the twins.


Still bitter eh?
 
2014-06-18 11:21:40 AM  
shortdarkandmeh:
/Brewer fan, but have to admit they did Yost wrong...


No, no they didn't. Before this winning streak Royals fans were biatching just as much about Yost's incomprehensible decision making as Brewers fans did before he was canned. The Royals will start losing again soon enough, and the calls for his head will resume.

I'm not sure what I'd think if they fired him with two weeks left in the season though....
 
2014-06-18 11:29:01 AM  

d_lebowski: Mentat: violentsalvation: Not that bizarre, they're on a 9 game win streak and the Tigers have been playing not great for a month now.

You don't understand.  The Royals hot streaks historically match Detroit's hot streaks so that they make no gain.  Which means the Royals will get swept by the Twins and Rays.

That's a nice thought.  But the Twins can't hit.  Mauer can't even break .260 and Dozier is on the verge of the DL.


See, you're trying to apply logic.  That won't work.  This awesome Royals team was swept by the Astros earlier in the season.  The Astros.
 
2014-06-18 11:32:42 AM  

jayhawk88: eagles95: Congrats Royals fan....are you still being managed by Ned Yost? Good luck in late August and September

//Brewers fan

"Ned, it's Game 7 of the ALCS, the series is tied 3-3! It's all or nothing now for the World Series, but no matter what happens, we've proved that..."

"Dale, I think we're gonna start Moose in leadoff tonight. I know he's been in a 75-500 slump, but I really think he's due."


"While we're at it, let's bat Gordo fifth. Because reasons."
 
2014-06-18 11:45:59 AM  

cheezitmojo: "While we're at it, let's bat Gordo fifth. Because reasons."


You don't want a lot of home runs out of your 5 spot. It's better to have a high average guy there, to give your 6 through 9 guys a chance to get some RBI's.
 
2014-06-18 12:01:55 PM  
This is what I whipped up in the last half hour.  Feel free to improve on it, or finish off that transition.


I've never seen the playoffs in the flesh
I get my kicks on champions in the movies
And I'm not proud of all the fans,
In a Midwest town, there's lots of envy
But every team's like Mike Trout, Jay Bruce, triple crown Cabrera
Chris Davis, deep drive, walkin' off in Camden,
We don't care, we're taking divisions in our dreams.
But everybody's like Car-Go, Kershaw, Blue Jays on a stampede.
Goldschmidt, Yasiel, Nathan's on a tight leash.
We don't care, the Royals are winning their fair share.

And we'll always be Royals (Royals).
Wins don't run in our blood,
But this year it could be us.
Our team is getting all the buzz.
Let me be your schooler (schooler),
You can call me Nori
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule.
Let us live that fantasy.

Perez and Gordon have cracked the code.
We count our win streak on the plane to the next one.
And everyone who plays us knows we're fine with this,
it didn't come from money.

But every team's like Cueto, Tulo, Tanaka's record strikeouts.
Kazmir, Wainright, trashin' the team lineup,
We don't care, we're in first place and it's June.
But everybody's like Buehrle, Strasburg, Ellsbury on a hit streak.
Gattis, Stanton, Tigers saying 'Oh sheesh.'
We don't care, Royals are going to make you have a care

And we'll always be Royals (Royals).
Wins don't run in our blood,
But this year it could be us.
Our team is getting all the buzz.
Let me be your schooler (schooler),
You can call me Nori
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule.
Let us live that fantasy.
 
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