<![CDATA[The K Zone: Sports Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:05:59 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:05:59 CST The K Zone 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Podcast: Rustin Dodd and Vahe Gregorian on the Royals’ White House visit http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article91270102.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Royals beat reporter and sports columnist were in Washington

They discuss what they saw during the team’s visit and President Obama’s speech

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:27:17 CDT

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Royals On The Farm: Top prospect Raul Mondesi heating up at Omaha http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article90983297.html#storylink=rss The 20-year-old shortstop nearly hit for the cycle on Tuesday, owns a .368 batting average in last five games

Former Royal Irving Falu passes Jed Hansen to become Omaha’s all-time hits leader

Wilmington’s Zach Lovvorn owns worst record in Carolina League thanks to poor run support

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:37:49 CDT

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Here’s how Royals pitcher Danny Duffy is evolving http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article90830987.html#storylink=rss Left-hander has changed how he’s pitched in last two seasons

Royals show better patience in last week

Team hasn’t had anyone play at superstar level this season

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:46:59 CDT

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It’s been 50 years since we’ve seen a team like this year’s Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article89794112.html#storylink=rss Royals don’t put high priority on patience

Team doesn’t appear to be as ‘clutch’ this season

KC could have interesting decision looming with Alcides Escobar

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:32:25 CDT

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Royals on The Farm: Scott Blewett has pitched better lately at Lexington http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article89546627.html#storylink=rss The right-hander is digging his way out after a slow start to the season

Hunter Dozier won PCL Player of the Week honors

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:45:10 CDT

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Ask Rustin: Eric Hosmer’s biggest fear and the looming trade deadline http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article89430192.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Rustin Dodd answers reader questions about the Royals

The topics include Hunter Dozier and the starting rotation

The big question: Could the Royals sell before the trade deadline?

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:31:05 CDT

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Royals chat with The Star’s Rustin Dodd http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article89342457.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star’s beat writer will answer questions about the team at 2 p.m. today on Facebook

Leave your comments here or tweet them to Rustin or The Star

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:52:56 CDT

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Dish Network customers locked out of All Star Game broadcast on WDAF Fox 4 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article89141057.html#storylink=rss Running battle between Dish and Fox 4 owner Tribune Broadcast has blocked signal for weeks

Baseball fans are finding alternatives ways to see Royals players in mid-summer classic

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:56:07 CDT

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Royals manager Ned Yost unveils lineup for Tuesday’s All-Star Game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article88901302.html#storylink=rss Chris Sale will start for the American League

Former Royal Johnny Cueto will be the National League’s starter

The Royals’ Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer are in the starting lineup for the AL

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:30:22 CDT

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Royals On The Farm: Balbino Fuenmayor is returning to powerful form http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article88151697.html#storylink=rss At Class AAA Omaha, the firsts baseman has regained his power stroke

Bubba Starling has struggled in his first week with the Storm Chasers

Meibrys Viloria has ripped up Pioneer League pitching

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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:41:10 CDT

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Here are the five worst rotations in baseball history at allowing home runs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article87999507.html#storylink=rss Royals starting pitchers have allowed the longball at a rate unseen before

However, they have competition from another team playing this season

The list of pitchers includes John Candelaria, Don Sutton and former Royals

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:31:23 CDT

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Royals’ Chris Young is the worst ever in allowing homers (among pitchers who’ve thrown 50 innings in a season) http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article87972712.html#storylink=rss Pitcher allowed four home runs against Toronto on Tuesday

He’s on pace for worst pitching season ever by a Royal

KC starters are battling another 2016 team for worst home-run rate ever

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Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:48:59 CDT

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Here is how the Detroit Tigers scored two runs on an infield single against the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article90511927.html#storylink=rss Victor Martinez’s hit against Joakim Soria scored two runs as the Tigers beat the Royals 4-2 on Friday night

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Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:51:59 CDT

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KU student finds Royals fans in Cuba thanks to Kendrys Morales http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article87135287.html#storylink=rss Anna Pankiewicz, a Royals fan, went to Cuba earlier this year

She discussed the World Series champs and Kendrys Morales with Cubans

Morales is from Cuba

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:35:30 CDT

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Royals On The Farm: Brooks Pounders thriving since move to bullpen http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article86841837.html#storylink=rss Right-hander has seen an increase in strikeouts and a decrease in walks at Class AAA Omaha

Starter Miguel Almonte has struggled this season

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:51:41 CDT

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Royals stat check: More on Kendrys Morales’ (brief) MLB career as an outfielder http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article86707882.html#storylink=rss Morales has limited outfield experience in majors

Royals starters on pace for new MLB record

KC surging defensively

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:25:46 CDT

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Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain 'progressing nicely' after hamstring injury http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91376487.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:28:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91376487.html Royals barge into White House media briefing to present gifts http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90996992.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:05:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90996992.html Interview with White House press secretary and Royals fan Josh Earnest in West Wing office http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91064412.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:32:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91064412.html Royals' Eric Hosmer says White House trip was inspiring http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91065267.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:32:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91065267.html Highlights of the World Series champion Royals' visit to the White House http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91061647.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:22:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91061647.html President Obama welcomes World Series champion Royals to the White House http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91038592.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:18:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article91038592.html Brian Flynn discusses start against Indians http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90698782.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:22:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90698782.html Royals pitcher Chris Young discusses his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in 2013 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90613482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:43:08 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90613482.html Royals Lorenzo Cain working his way back from hamstring strain http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90611037.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:35:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90611037.html Looking back at a thrilling Royals' victory http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90457232.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:30:50 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90457232.html Royals' Eric Hosmer understands importance of this homestand http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90381077.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:40:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90381077.html Ned Yost discusses important stretch and Lorenzo Cain's return http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90153767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:45:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90153767.html Joakim Soria allows a two-run walk-off in 4-2 loss http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90200132.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:31:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90200132.html The return of Esky Magic? Royals beat Tigers 8-4 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90128877.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:45:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article90128877.html