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Game 84 // Ninth Inning, Detroit // The Great Royals’ Final Go

TOP OF THE NINTH: ROYALS 7 (2) – 4 TIGERS

 

They’re on the telecast, this last inning in Detroit, breathing a last gasp of hope for all the remaining audience: “And the Royals are saying, this game ain’t over!”
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Game 81 // Sixth Inning, Boston // The Royal Fenway Rally

TOP OF THE SIXTH: ROYALS 10 (2) – 4 RED SOX

 

The Royals, the royal, the kingly and queenly lineage of Mr. Tenenbaum, Real Madrid, RC Cola, the top poker flush of all, the Casino and the with-cheese—an e on the tail.

And Kansas City. The American Royal rodeo show. The heartland. The boys in blue, taking the field since ’69, running out before the fanatics, as the best attraction for miles, the show where there is no other, the thing to see and cheer and love and bemoan, the two-time champs, the defending champs, the George Brett, the Bo Jackson, the Hal McRae, the … …. [two-plus decades of joyless void]… … the Eric Hosmer, the Salvador Perez, the Lorenzo Cain. Continue reading “Game 81 // Sixth Inning, Boston // The Royal Fenway Rally”

Game 1 // Sixth Inning, Kansas City // “And they just keep moving the line!”

TOP OF THE SIXTH: 2-0 Royals

We start tonight in Kansas City at the Gold Chain Olympics, where Edinson Volquez goes for the strikeout and Yoenis Cespedes goes for base hit, both locked in the (clearly) more important contest of rocking the largest, weightiest, gaudiest, goldest chain on the baseball diamond. (Both end up falling a distant second place to Michael Johnson’s gold piece in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the king of the Gold Chain Athletic Pantheon)

This moment is key, as we’re in that middle-innings part of the game where Continue reading “Game 1 // Sixth Inning, Kansas City // “And they just keep moving the line!””