Minda Haas

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Name: Minda Haas
Date registered: July 21, 2010


Lifelong Royals fan, for some reason.

Latest posts

  1. Francisco Pena on how to make friends in the dugout — July 1, 2015
  2. In Pictures: Today’s Royals Spring Training cuts — March 23, 2015
  3. PHOTOS: today’s Royals Spring Training cuts — March 18, 2015
  4. In pictures: Today’s Royals contracts — March 3, 2015
  5. Opening Day Countdown: 50 days = 50 RBI by Alcides Escobar — February 15, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. One Concussion Too Many: My post-concussion story — 69 comments
  2. How Swype handles the names on the Royals’ 40-man — 15 comments
  3. Storm…Chasers. Yes, we are that. — 13 comments
  4. Last call: Questions for FanFest — 12 comments
  5. Facebook commenter theatre: The Podsednik trade reactions — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 01

Francisco Pena on how to make friends in the dugout

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Mar 23

In Pictures: Today’s Royals Spring Training cuts

The biggest news out of Royals camp was Brandon Finnegan being optioned to AA Northwest Arkansas. Below are the other moves, so you can put faces with the names. Michael Mariot – optioned to AAA Omaha (More Michael Mariot photos here) Francisco Pena – optioned to AAA Omaha (More Francisco Pena photos here) Cheslor Cuthbert …

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Mar 18

PHOTOS: today’s Royals Spring Training cuts

Andy McCullough tweeted today’s list of cuts from Royals Spring Training. Put faces with some of the names below: Aaron Brooks (More Aaron Brooks photos here) Buddy Baumann (More Buddy Baumann photos here) Lane Adams (More Lane Adams photos here) Jorge Bonifacio (More Jorge Bonifacio photos here) Casey Coleman (More Casey Coleman photos here) Matt …

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Mar 03

In pictures: Today’s Royals contracts

Today the Royals announced the signing of 8 pre-arb players to one-year deals. Some have passed in front of my camera, and they are pictured below. Yordano Ventura: $535,675 Francisco Pena: $508,700 Christian Colon: $509,525 Terrance Gore: $508,000 Paulo Orlando: $507,500 Also signed, but not pictured: Rule 5 pick Jandel Gustave: $507,500 Orlando Calixte: $507,500 …

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Feb 15

Opening Day Countdown: 50 days = 50 RBI by Alcides Escobar

A daily snack-sized meditation on how much closer we are to Opening Day than we were yesterday. Today: 50 is the number of RBI by Alcides Escobar in 2014.   There’s not much of a need to “analyze” someone’s RBI totals, but yay for nice round numbers, I guess? Moving right along. Escobar played in …

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Oct 15

Time machine: Royals in Omaha

This is apparently real life; it doesn’t seem possible but multiple sources confirm that the Royals are one win away from the World Series. One thing that tickles me about this Playoff team – among many things – is how many of them I’ve shot in Omaha. It’s been a privilege meeting and shooting these …

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Jul 06

Housekeeping – I’m at Royals Review now!

Right around the time Mike Moustakas was demoted to Omaha – remember that? It was such a brief blip – I got added to the staff at Royals Review. My job there is to run down the Minors every week, looking for notable performances, or underperformances. Those recaps run at 9:00 every Monday morning. As …

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Mar 31

Opening Day Countdown: ZERO!

The Internet is a valuable resource when you’re looking for videos and images to convey an emotion you’re feeling. Today, I’m a lot like this: and I know you guys feel the same way. We’re all on the very same page today, like this: And then I found this one while looking for the babies. …

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Feb 28

Today’s Royals contracts, pictured.

Ed. note: The Opening Day Countdown has been on an unplanned hold for a bit while I deal with a medical mystery. I’m probably not dying or anything, but am tired by the time I get home from work! Today the Royals announced the signings of a bunch of players to one-year deals. They are: …

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Feb 16

Opening Day Countdown: 44(ish) Omaha innings by Louis Coleman

Let’s see if I can come up with a post every day of the rest of the offseason. Today, there are 44 days left until Opening Day on March 31. 44 (plus two thirds) is the number of innings Louis Coleman pitched in Omaha last year. He was terrific, striking out over 10 batters per …

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