Tag Archive: MiLB

Feb 25

Opening Day Countdown: 42

Let’s see if I can come up with a post every day of the rest of the offseason. Today, there are 42 days left until Opening Day on April 6. 42 is the total number of saves earned by the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in 2011, out of 73 total wins. 42 saves led the Texas …

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Feb 24

Opening Day Countdown: 43

Let’s see if I can come up with a post every day of the rest of the offseason. Today, there are 43 days left until Opening Day on April 6. 43 is the number of hits Eric Hosmer collected in Omaha before his callup. It is also the number of scoops he had at first …

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Feb 23

Opening Day Countdown: 44

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 April 6. 44 is the number of RBIs Mike Moustakas had in Omaha last year, before he got called up to Kansas City in June. This isn’t …

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Feb 01

Watch some Royals in the Caribbean Series

At FanGraphs, Carson helpfully pointed out 1) that the Caribbean Series begins on Thursday, and 2) you can watch the whole thing on ESPN3. Yes, live professional baseball, streaming right to your computer, at this time of year. WOOOOOOO! A few Royals have been playing in the Caribbean Winter League, and will presumably be a …

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Dec 31

A Royal Blues Year in Review, Part Two

Part One covered January through April. Let’s move right along to May and beyond! May I caught one Storm Chasers game as a regular fan before leaving on the Epic Road Trip Adventure. (Here’s a snippet of that travelogue…I should really get around to sharing more, right?) Photos from the road trip are here. I …

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Dec 29

A Royal Blues Year in Review, Part One

The obligatory end-of-the-year post is being broken up into parts to allow for more pictures of Eric Hosmer (and other people and things). This is Part One. January I was chosen to be a part of the Royals Digital Digest at FanFest! Before I went to KC, I noted that Anthony Lerew is married – …

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Nov 15

Learning to hit – and love baseball – with NW Ark outfielder Tim Smith


Sometimes, stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. Tim Smith, one of Northwest Arkansas’ top hitters this season, is Canadian. So naturally, he grew up playing hockey first – baseball was just a secondary sport in the summertime. He said he dreamed of someday making it to the NHL. But by age 16 or so, Smith …

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Oct 06

Farewell to Lance Zawadzki

When I read that Lance Zawadzki was among the Royals’ roster cuts, I was prepared to make the argument that he should be retained as an organizational guy for another season. In my mind, he was a pretty darn good ballplayer. The thing is, most of my exposure to the Storm Chasers this year came …

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Sep 22

The latest roster changes: In Pictures

Why? Because PICTURES! Your September callups: Farewell to Kila, who was DFA’d to make roster space for Herrera. No way he comes back to the organization at this point – much more on him later, because there’s this thought that he “gave up” after his last demotion and I really want to look into that. …

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Sep 13

Eight notable Storm Chasers postseason performances

Hitters Lorenzo Cain Cain has hit in every postseason game, including FIVE hits on Friday night, and has continued to play defense like a gazelle.* His hits include two doubles and a triple. *I wish I could remember who described Cain’s defense like that to me after he joined the Royals. “A [gosh darn] gazelle” …

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