Baseball is about numbers, but those numbers start when the person keeping score makes a judgment call and some scorekeepers’ judgment isn’t very good. This season I’ve watched the Royals play the Cardinals a total of three games, so feel free to question the sample size. But in those three games I saw some bad scorekeeping decisions and all of them made the Cardinals look good.
At the Canadian Open, Robert Allenby and caddie Mick Middlemo disagreed on club selection. The two had a heated exchange and later Allenby told Middlemo he was fired. A fan took over as Allenby’s caddie.
Is the time coming when Wade Davis will be the KC Royals closer? Andy McCullough answers this question and ones on John Lamb’s future, Salvador Perez’s plate discipline (and many more) in his weekly mailbag. You’ll be reminded that there is no crying in baseball.
If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.
In the bottom of the seventh inning in Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the score was tied 1-1. There was one out, Alex Rios was on first base, Omar Infante was on third and Jarrod Dyson was at the plate. The situation was right for a squeeze play, but which squeeze play?
What does the future hold for pitcher Yordano Ventura and the Royals after Kansas City sent its opening-day starter to the minors? The Kansas City Star’s Vahe Gregorian and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss the transaction.
Three grassroots basketball events — featuring some of the top high school players in the country — will hit the Kansas City area and Lawrence over the next week. The events include: The Jayhawk Summer Finale, The Hardwood Classic and the Sunflower Showcase.
Thanks to photoshop, a person took each SEC school’s football uniforms and turned them into the team’s rival. The results are interesting and some may say, stomach-turning. The photos include Missouri in Kansas colors, Auburn as Alabama (and vice versa) and Texas A&M as Texas.
Fanatics released a list of the top-selling jerseys for American League players based on their position since the start of the 2015 seasons. A No. 4 Alex Gordon jersey is tops among left fielders, while a No. 13 Salvador Perez jersey is first among catchers.
Royals manager Ned Yost held Mike Moustakas out of Sunday’s series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays to rest his sore right knee, which was hit by a pitch the day before. Cheslor Cuthbert started for the second game in a row.
Columbia’s Michael Porter Jr. is one of the best high school basketball players in the country, a 6-foot-9 small forward with scholarship offers from just about every major basketball school in the country. But on Sunday night, it was Porter’s younger brother, Jontay, who made news by unveiling his college choice.