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How concerned are you about the Royals?

Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain celebrated with Salvador Perez after a 6-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain celebrated with Salvador Perez after a 6-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. jsleezer@kcstar.com

The 1998 New York Yankees won 114 games, then rolled over the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres on the way to a World Series championship.

They also had a four-game losing streak and three-game skids.

The 1984 Detroit Tigers started the season with a 35-5 record, but suffered a four-game losing streak three times. They still cruised to a World Series title.

In other words, you’ll be hard pressed to find a baseball team that doesn’t go through unsuccessful periods.

The Royals have lost three straight and have a 12-9 record. They are three games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central.

There has been a fair amount of angst among Royals fans, but how deep does it run? I asked Royals fans their thoughts on Twitter, and the responses were broken down into roughly three categories.

There are fans who are very concerned.

Then there are some fans who have a few doubts about the team, but are not in freak-out mode.

Others have complete confidence that the Royals will be fine as the season plays out.

So what do you think? Vote in the poll and if you feel like leaving a question, please do so:

 

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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