Gregorian Chants

Columnist Vahe Gregorian offers musings about the sports scene in and around Kansas City

Royals make it impossible to look away

08/29/2013 11:20 AM

08/29/2013 8:07 PM

With the Royals winning their fourth straight on Wednesday, the exasperation-exhilaration pendulum defining their season yet again started back to the upside but may yet just smack us upside our heads.

The see-sawing psycho-drama still is in flux.

Only the most jaded didn’t see legitimate reason for excitement in the post All-Star break streak.

But who wasn’t ready again to wash their hands of them, as I was, after they bungled a six-run lead Friday amid a seven-game losing streak?

Much like estimable colleague Sam Mellinger, who managed to link a “Seinfeld” episode to Quantrill’s raid of Lawrence, I can see an episode of the show in about anything.

(So much so that I think there’s a chance you could pull off a regular blog series applying sports moments to Seinfeld episodes).

At this stage, though, I’ll stick with this: I have come to see the Royals as The Kramer Portrait of baseball.