The Tao of Hud: Royals broadcaster Rex Hudler has hit his stride by simply being himself

For three hours every night, he is the goofball announcer some call Uncle Hud. Every day, Royals fans come up to him and say they never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. And every day, Rex Hudler tells them, “That makes two of us.”

Health Care

Missouri Supreme Court ruling blocks lawsuit over deaths at Chillicothe hospital

Families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients’ relatives about suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But citing the state’s three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the court shielded the hospital from civil liability and blocked one avenue to settling the mystery. Relatives and some lawyers are frustrated.


Cowboy rounds up two boys needing a home and a family

Team members at the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association went deep into two brothers’ family tree in search of a potential home. They found Uncle Ken — Ken Hunt. “It wasn’t a matter of ‘I need to do this,’” he said. “I had to do this.”

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Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Rays game

Follow along on your mobile device or desktop for stats and live updates about Saturday night's Royals-Rays baseball game from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is at 5:10 p.m. Central on Fox Sports Kansas City.


To mourn and honor loved ones, more people go running

Sara Kindler is organizing a September 5K walk/run to honor husband Zach, who died last August. It will join a list of such events that area residents have started to heighten awareness of sometimes obscure medical conditions, raise money for research and bring continued meaning to a life cut short.

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Royals likely to give Lorenzo Cain Sunday off to rest sore side

Lorenzo Cain was slated to start in center field and bat third for Kansas City in Saturday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, but manager Ned Yost indicated he would most likely rest Cain for Sunday’s series finale as Cain has been dealing with slight discomfort in his left side since he tweaked himself on a swing last weekend in Boston.

Judging the Royals

Royals’ Lorenzo Cain needs a ‘gamer’ at the plate

The other day I was leaning against a bat rack (one of my hidden talents; I’m a professional-level leaner) when Lorenzo Cain came up and started pulling bats out of the rack and taking half cuts with each one. Lorenzo was searching for a good bat; a gamer. We wound up talking about bats, hitting the ball to the opposite field and my tenuous connection to George Brett.

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