Judging the Royals

The best game I ever saw: The Royals beat the Athletics

It’s 1:17 in the morning and I’m sitting here covered in champagne and beer, trying to figure out how to describe what I just witnessed. Half a dozen players asked me how I was going to write about that game. Longtime Royals scout Art Stewart wanted to know if I’d ever seen one like that. Eric Hosmer walked by and said: "Un-real." A dozen other players and coaches said they’d never seen anything like it. Then Jason Frasor said: "Why don’t you just say it was the best game you ever saw?" OK: the Royals played 12 innings, kept their playoff dreams alive, drove a crowd of over 40,000 people insane while beating the Athletics 9-8 in the best game I ever saw.

Vahe Gregorian

James Shields and company fulfill promise of his arrival in Kansas City

James Shields was the no-brainer starter for the Royals in their single-elimination, high-wire act Tuesday night against the A’s. And with some help, he got the job done. “Epic, absolutely epic,” Shields said. “You don’t write a story that goes this way. It’s truly special.”

Get the Deal!

Value:
Discount:
You Save:

Videos

Editor's Picks

816 North

High school homecomings: Traditions of autumn fun

The football games will be the place to be. Homecoming queens will be crowned. Students will muster the courage to ask for dates to the homecoming dances, some devising elaborate invitations for those special someones. It’s an important cultural moment for the school and the community.

Royals

Royals win AL Wild Card Game in walk-off thriller, 9-8

Playing in their first postseason game in 29 years, the Kansas City Royals twice erased deficits, forced extra innings and advanced to the American League Division Series when Sal Perez drove home the winning run in the 12th inning of a 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Stargazing

Ben Affleck goes full frontal in ‘Gone Girl’

“Gone Girl” hits theaters Friday, and it’s earning rave reviews for its tense, smart storytelling and slick direction from director David Fincher. It’s based on a best-selling novel and could make a legitimate movie star out of actress Rosamund Pike.

Kansas City Deals

Today's Circulars

Blogs & Columns

Judging the Royals

The best game I ever saw: The Royals beat the Athletics

It’s 1:17 in the morning and I’m sitting here covered in champagne and beer, trying to figure out how to describe what I just witnessed. Half a dozen players asked me how I was going to write about that game. Longtime Royals scout Art Stewart wanted to know if I’d ever seen one like that. Eric Hosmer walked by and said: "Un-real." A dozen other players and coaches said they’d never seen anything like it. Then Jason Frasor said: "Why don’t you just say it was the best game you ever saw?" OK: the Royals played 12 innings, kept their playoff dreams alive, drove a crowd of over 40,000 people insane while beating the Athletics 9-8 in the best game I ever saw.
 
 

Special Projects

View More
View More

UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS

Subscriptions starting at 99 cents per month

Home Delivery Subscribers

Learn how to ACTIVATE
your full Digital Access

NOT a Subscriber?

Show my options >