June 20, 2013 4:53 PM

On David Lough and The Rich Gannon Effect

The simplest way to explain The Rich Gannon Effect (or RGE) is this. Any time Kansas City fans clamor for a backup to replace a starter, it’s fueled by a wicked confidence sparked by the franchise-defining mistake that let Gannon leave for the Raiders, who he led to a Super Bowl. Gannon has a legacy that’s grown stronger in his absence. It’s hung over Chiefs and Royals, and Royals outfielder David Lough is the latest to feel the Gannon Effect.

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