<![CDATA[Sam Mellinger: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/ The Kansas City Star newspaper and KansasCity.com in Kansas City, MO bring you Sam Mellinger from sports columns and blogs. en-us Copyright 2014 The Kansas City Star Wed, 21 May 2014 09:36:58 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 May 2014 09:36:58 CDT Sam Mellinger 60 Royals fans deserve to celebrate like this http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2378491.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:58:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2378491.html Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2321248.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:31:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2321248.html Kansas City’s baseball moment has finally arrived http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2314475.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:25:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2314475.html Day off Monday is just what Royals needed before Tuesday’s Wild Card game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2289853.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:24:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2289853.html KC Royals miss an opportunity with Saturday loss http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2281835.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:37:17 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2281835.html Royal Again: KC celebrates after a long road back to playoffs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2270644.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:33:55 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2270644.html Wild card for the Royals would be nothing to complain about http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2252314.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:42:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2252314.html Young football player from Norway to meet his hero, Jan Stenerud, in KC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2249283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:32:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2249283.html Chiefs running back Knile Davis shows he’s more than just the next man up http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2199305.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:32:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2199305.html Chiefs can have a losing season without it being a lost season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2184018.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:41:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2184018.html Royals fall flat in series opener to Tigers and need to get up quickly http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2176709.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:33:55 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2176709.html Royals’ big series with Tigers similar to one in ’85 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2158407.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:06:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2158407.html Chiefs’ Alex Smith can be more than a ‘game manager,’ and needs to http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2157383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:05:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2157383.html Latest plot twist by the Royals beats everything http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2122010.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:47:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2122010.html There are no moral victories, but Chiefs showed improvement Sunday http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2109792.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:37:50 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2109792.html Goodell, NFL have fumbled dealing with domestic abuse http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2101428.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:32:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2101428.html KC Royals pick particularly bad month to go into hitting funk http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2073011.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:02:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2073011.html James Shields can’t lay claim to his nickname, but he wears it well http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2060149.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:43:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2060149.html The pivotal game of the season may be at hand for the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2047890.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2047890.html Royals’ blemishes shine through in their loss to the Tigers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1991578.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:05:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1991578.html Derrick Johnson’s injury is brutal for the Chiefs but appalling for him http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1872693.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:47:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1872693.html KC sports fans have a terrific dilemma as Chiefs and Royals vie for their attention http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1741447.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:23:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1741447.html Getting to the postseason is easy ... staying there is not http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1514696.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:50:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1514696.html Appreciating Alex Gordon’s brilliance means setting aside MVP conversation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1470570.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:58:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1470570.html Salvador Perez again shows his value with 3 hits, 3 RBI in Royals' 4-3 win over Rangers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1343292.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:57:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1343292.html Alex Smith’s contract extension with the Chiefs makes sense for both sides http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1337786.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:15:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1337786.html George Brett says these Royals more talented than ’85 team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333393.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:53:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333393.html Once again in this long season, Royals can show what they’re made of http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1330168.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:52:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1330168.html Royals’ playoff push has special meaning to fan diagnosed with cancer http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333107.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:45:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333107.html Chiefs need coach Andy Reid’s expertise to separate preseason stink from regular-season hope http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1321609.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:38:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1321609.html Looking back at Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, 25 years and two Manhattan Miracles later http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1320380.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:09:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1320380.html How Yordano Ventura’s hurting back is affecting the Royals’ mood and (possible) playoff rotation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1305849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:04:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1305849.html On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1306960.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:06:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1306960.html Royals deserve some national attention http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1299275.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:58:30 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1299275.html KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1275179.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:42:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1275179.html A PSA for Royals fans: What to do when your team no longer stinks http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1237145.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:31:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1237145.html Roster moves before start of season are paying off now for Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1218571.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:01:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1218571.html Royals’ trade for Josh Willingham is reminder of how fast things can change http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1199779.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:23:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1199779.html You want crazy? The Royals are giving you crazy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1188036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:52:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1188036.html Royals have bigger goal than a wild-card berth http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1185068.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:13:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1185068.html After rough start, Chase Daniel shows why Chiefs’ backup quarterback job is still his http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1170276.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:44:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1170276.html To avoid a cultural free-for-all, Chiefs form alliance with American Indian groups http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1161612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:11:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1161612.html Why Bengals' Andy Dalton’s contract means nothing for KC Chiefs' Alex Smith’s deal http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1009966.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:40:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1009966.html Forty years later, Royals Academy lives on in memories http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article940797.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article940797.html Royals can blame themselves for being losers at the trade deadline http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article843115.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article843115.html Royals have a legitimate chance at earning wild-card spot http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article814400.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:35:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article814400.html Faith comes before football for KC Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article805822.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:55:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article805822.html Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article792613.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:20:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article792613.html When the pressure’s on, the Royals turn off http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article771525.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:32:43 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article771525.html The Sporting player who was shot in the head and lived to tell the story http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article763392.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:59:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article763392.html Looking forward and backward at the Royals season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article741188.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:52:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article741188.html Royals need Eric Hosmer to keep swinging a hot bat http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article723125.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:08:10 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article723125.html Royals still have margin for error in playoff chase http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article719547.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:23:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article719547.html Doing it his way makes LeBron’s return to Cleveland all the more remarkable http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article716735.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:41:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article716735.html It’s worth remembering that in baseball, momentum is most often an illusion http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article707992.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:19:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article707992.html Drama after Billy Butler’s drop in Royals lineup isn’t what anyone wanted http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article685648.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:20:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article685648.html With Lynn Swann as pitchman, NFL seeks support of 40-year-old blackout rule http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article637526.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:28:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article637526.html Woman behind fight against Washington’s NFL nickname says Chiefs should be on guard http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article618354.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:05:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article618354.html Royals players are used to dealing with the ups and downs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article605327.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:05:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article605327.html Royals have to show they can handle pressure of winning http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article594631.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:50:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article594631.html Sometimes even a Royals loss can be fun because it's good to be meaningful http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article592637.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:48:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article592637.html Streak may be over, but this is the best time to be a Royals fan http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article586259/Streak-may-be-over-but-this-is-the-best-time-to-be-a-Royals-fan.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:46:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article586259/Streak-may-be-over-but-this-is-the-best-time-to-be-a-Royals-fan.html Chiefs must put holdout aside and sign Justin Houston to a new contract http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article577326/Chiefs-must-put-holdout-aside-and-sign-Justin-Houston-to-a-new-contract.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:09:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article577326/Chiefs-must-put-holdout-aside-and-sign-Justin-Houston-to-a-new-contract.html What you missed while you were busy hating soccer and the World Cup http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article565340/What-you-missed-while-you-were-busy-hating-soccer-and-the-World-Cup.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:10:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article565340/What-you-missed-while-you-were-busy-hating-soccer-and-the-World-Cup.html Two months after Jewish center shootings, Father’s Day run is another chance to live life http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article554191/Two-months-after-Jewish-center-shootings-Father’s-Day-run-is-another-chance-to-live-life.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:10:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article554191/Two-months-after-Jewish-center-shootings-Father’s-Day-run-is-another-chance-to-live-life.html Parts of Royals’ Shields-for-Myers trade still hard to figure http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article537800/Parts-of-Royals’-Shields-for-Myers-trade-still-hard-to-figure.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:10:13 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article537800/Parts-of-Royals’-Shields-for-Myers-trade-still-hard-to-figure.html Royals’ hard-fought win to get back over .500 is fitting http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article529319/Royals’-hard-fought-win-to-get-back-over-.500-is-fitting.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:43:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article529319/Royals’-hard-fought-win-to-get-back-over-.500-is-fitting.html Just how important are hitting coaches anyway? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article501475/Just-how-important-are-hitting-coaches-anyway.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:37:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article501475/Just-how-important-are-hitting-coaches-anyway.html It can’t last, so savor Royals’ bullpen duo of Wade Davis and Greg Holland http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article492576/It-can’t-last-so-savor-Royals’-bullpen-duo-of-Wade-Davis-and-Greg-Holland.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:51:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article492576/It-can’t-last-so-savor-Royals’-bullpen-duo-of-Wade-Davis-and-Greg-Holland.html Royals need to quit sweating the small stuff and simply grow up http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article405282/Royals-need-to-quit-sweating-the-small-stuff-and-simply-grow-up.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 17:24:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article405282/Royals-need-to-quit-sweating-the-small-stuff-and-simply-grow-up.html It’s up to Royals’ Moustakas how he deals with demotion to Omaha http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article398263/It’s-up-to-Royals’-Moustakas-how-he-deals-with-demotion-to-Omaha.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:46:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article398263/It’s-up-to-Royals’-Moustakas-how-he-deals-with-demotion-to-Omaha.html Runners or not, the Royals’ hitting is lousy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article390202/Runners-or-not-the-Royals’-hitting-is-lousy.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:35:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article390202/Runners-or-not-the-Royals’-hitting-is-lousy.html Royals aren’t handling Mike Moustakas situation the right way http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article357754/Royals-aren’t-handling-Mike-Moustakas-situation-the-right-way.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 22:02:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article357754/Royals-aren’t-handling-Mike-Moustakas-situation-the-right-way.html It’s time for Mike Moustakas to go to Omaha http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article356425/It’s-time-for-Mike-Moustakas-to-go-to-Omaha.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 16:49:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article356425/It’s-time-for-Mike-Moustakas-to-go-to-Omaha.html Small steps mean a lot in Olathe South athlete’s recovery from eating disorder http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article354404/Small-steps-mean-a-lot-in-Olathe-South-athlete’s-recovery-from-eating-disorder.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:04:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article354404/Small-steps-mean-a-lot-in-Olathe-South-athlete’s-recovery-from-eating-disorder.html Chiefs’ draft pick of Dee Ford ought to be well-received — by those who trust Andy Reid and John Dorsey http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article353612/Chiefs’-draft-pick-of-Dee-Ford-ought-to-be-well-received-—-by-those-who-trust-Andy-Reid-and-John-Dorsey.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 08 May 2014 23:57:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article353612/Chiefs’-draft-pick-of-Dee-Ford-ought-to-be-well-received-—-by-those-who-trust-Andy-Reid-and-John-Dorsey.html Royals fans expect more out of this team, and deservedly so http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article349331/Royals-fans-expect-more-out-of-this-team-and-deservedly-so.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 03 May 2014 20:12:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article349331/Royals-fans-expect-more-out-of-this-team-and-deservedly-so.html Recent dismissals of high school coaches shine light on thankless profession http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article348079/Recent-dismissals-of-high-school-coaches-shine-light-on-thankless-profession.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:38:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article348079/Recent-dismissals-of-high-school-coaches-shine-light-on-thankless-profession.html Feel-good introduction aside, there’s still skepticism about Kim Anderson http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article347709/Feel-good-introduction-aside-there’s-still-skepticism-about-Kim-Anderson.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:24:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article347709/Feel-good-introduction-aside-there’s-still-skepticism-about-Kim-Anderson.html Many factors lined up for MU to pick Kim Anderson this time http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article347474/Many-factors-lined-up-for-MU-to-pick-Kim-Anderson-this-time.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:51:13 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article347474/Many-factors-lined-up-for-MU-to-pick-Kim-Anderson-this-time.html NFL wants even more of our attention by moving NFL Draft to May http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article347001/NFL-wants-even-more-of-our-attention-by-moving-NFL-Draft-to-May.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:13:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article347001/NFL-wants-even-more-of-our-attention-by-moving-NFL-Draft-to-May.html So much to be learned about Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, which makes his starts all the more thrilling http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article346771/So-much-to-be-learned-about-Royals-pitcher-Yordano-Ventura-which-makes-his-starts-all-the-more-thrilling.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:17:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article346771/So-much-to-be-learned-about-Royals-pitcher-Yordano-Ventura-which-makes-his-starts-all-the-more-thrilling.html Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe is a different guy from a year ago http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article346179/Chiefs’-Dwayne-Bowe-is-a-different-guy-from-a-year-ago.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:03:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article346179/Chiefs’-Dwayne-Bowe-is-a-different-guy-from-a-year-ago.html Struggling Royals DH Billy Butler hasn’t been plugged in at the plate http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article345860/Struggling-Royals-DH-Billy-Butler-hasn’t-been-plugged-in-at-the-plate.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:27:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article345860/Struggling-Royals-DH-Billy-Butler-hasn’t-been-plugged-in-at-the-plate.html Frank Haith is doing Missouri basketball a big-time favor http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article345580/Frank-Haith-is-doing-Missouri-basketball-a-big-time-favor.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:59:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article345580/Frank-Haith-is-doing-Missouri-basketball-a-big-time-favor.html Yes, 11 games is too soon to panic, but Royals fans have no basis for hope http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article345072/Yes-11-games-is-too-soon-to-panic-but-Royals-fans-have-no-basis-for-hope.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:34:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article345072/Yes-11-games-is-too-soon-to-panic-but-Royals-fans-have-no-basis-for-hope.html Another death at sports complex leaves us looking for answers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article332969/Another-death-at-sports-complex-leaves-us-looking-for-answers.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:53:58 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article332969/Another-death-at-sports-complex-leaves-us-looking-for-answers.html Sam Mellinger: A good quarterback is hard to find http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article325850/Sam-Mellinger-A-good-quarterback-is-hard-to-find.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article325850/Sam-Mellinger-A-good-quarterback-is-hard-to-find.html Jackie Robinson movie ‘42’ is a boon to Negro Leagues museum http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article317522/Jackie-Robinson-movie-‘42’-is-a-boon-to-Negro-Leagues-museum.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:07:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article317522/Jackie-Robinson-movie-‘42’-is-a-boon-to-Negro-Leagues-museum.html Tragedy and trauma land hardest on innocent child http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article311700.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 00:05:38 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article311700.html