Big league baseball has its bureaucratic side, just like every other big organization, and making sure you don’t get blamed for something that goes wrong is part of the art of surviving. Here’s how covering your rear end works.
This weekend the Royals will play their first series in a National League park in 2015 as they visit Wrigley Field for the first time since 2001. The team is looking to end a four-game losing streak. Alex Rios could return from the disabled list.
Sporting Kansas City shuffles its goalkeepers, is still in need of help on defense and is still trying to cope with a mounting injury crisis. Which means, there are lots of questions for this week's mailbag.
The Royals have now lost four games in a row and some negative comments are starting to show up about the team and how they played in New York. Losing four in a row is not good, but it happens; even to good teams.Case in point: in 2014 the Royals had a pretty decent year—did they ever lose four in a row?
Mechanical problems grounded Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel’s charter Wednesday from Destin, Fla., where he was attending the annual SEC spring meetings, to Cleveland, where he was inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame. Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari and football coach Mark Stoops let Pinkel ride on their charter back to Lexington, Ky., allowing him to make the ceremony.
Trae Young, a junior point guard from Norman, Okla., is just one Kansas target to watch after the conclusion of the spring grassroots circuits. Here is a list of prospects to watch in the 2016 and 2017 classes.
Things got even worse for FIFA on Wednesday night when the corruption scandal involving the arrests in Zurich of seven executives of the global soccer organization drew the attention of Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.
Missouri State’s baseball team enters the NCAA Tournament on a nation’s best 16-game winning streak. After last season, when the Bears finished five games under .500, few saw this success on the horizon.
Missouri men’s basketball ranked 13th among 14 SEC teams in Academic Progress Rate when the NCAA released its data Wednesday, but the Tigers’ yearly score for 2013-14 was 851. Coach Kim Anderson’s program will need to do a good job retaining players and progressing those players toward degrees to avoid penalties in the coming years.
The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate data Wednesday, and no teams from Kansas City area Division I schools were penalized. Several teams from Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri posted perfect APRs or received national recognition.
One of the first things big league ballplayers look at when they walk on the field are the flags. (Actually, the first thing big league ballplayers look at might be the attractive women in the stands, but I know the flags are in there somewhere.) Ballplayers want to know which way the wind is blowing and how that will change the game. At least the smart big league ballplayers do and smart big league fans should do the same. Especially in Wrigley Field.
Arguably the best female athlete in the world at the present time, mixed-martial arts phenom Ronda Rousey is comfortable arm-barring opponents in the ring as she was signing copies of her new book Thursday night in Kansas City.
The Southeastern Conference will distribute $31.2 million and the Big 12 between $23 million-$27 million to its member schools in conference-generated revenue. Those are record amounts for both leagues.