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alnorth
04-04-2005, 06:10 AM
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<tr> <td>Final</td> <td> 1 </td> <td> 2 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 4 </td><td> 5 </td><td> 6 </td><td> 7 </td><td> 8 </td><td> 9 </td><td> R </td><td> H </td><td> E </td></tr>
<tr> <td> <b><font color = blue>KC (0-1)</font></b> </td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 7 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
<tr> <td> <b><font color = orange>DET (1-0)</font></b> </td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 3 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 2 </td><td> X </td><td> 11 </td><td> 13 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
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<img border=0 src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/1/80x60/kan.gif" />

<b><font color = blue>Loss, (0-1)</font></b> Jose Lima 3IP 5R 5ER 0BB 2K
<span style="color:blue;"><i>Andrew Sisco 1.2IP 2R 2ER 2BB 1K
Major League Debut</i></span>
Nate Field 1.1IP 1R 1ER 1BB 1K
Shawn Camp 1IP 1R 0ER 0BB 1K
Mike MacDougal 1IP 2R 2ER 1BB 0K

VS.

<img border=0 src="http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/1/80x60/det.gif" />

<b><font color = orange>Win, (1-0)</font></b> Jeremy Bonderman 7IP 1R 1ER 2BB 7K
Ugueth Urbina 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
Troy Percival 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K

Starting Lineups

<font color = blue><u>KC</font></u>

1. David DeJesus, CF
2. Ruben Gotay, 2B
3. Mike Sweeney, 1B
4. Calvin Pickering, DH
5. Matt Stairs, RF
6. Angel Berroa, SS
7. Terrence Long, LF
8. John Buck, C
9. Mark Teahen, 3B
Major League Debut

<font color = orange><u>DET</font></u>

1. Omar Infante, 2B
2. Carlos Guillen, SS
2. Jason Smith, SS
3. Ivan Rodriguez, C
3. Vance Wilson, C
4. Magglio Ordonez, RF
5. Dmitri Young, DH
6. Rondell White, LF
6. Nook Logan, pr/CF
7. Carlos Pena, 1B
8. Craig Monroe, CF/LF
9. Brandon Inge, 3B

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 06:10 AM
I'm in!

alnorth
04-04-2005, 06:10 AM
Starting Lineups

<font color = blue><u>KC</font></u>

1. David DeJesus, CF
2. Ruben Gotay, 2B
3. Mike Sweeney, 1B
4. Calvin Pickering, DH
5. Matt Stairs, RF
6. Angel Berroa, SS
7. Terrence Long, LF
8. John Buck, C
9. Mark Teahen, 3B
Major League Debut

<font color = orange><u>DET</font></u>

1. Omar Infante, 2B
2. Carlos Guillen, SS
3. Ivan Rodriguez, C
4. Magglio Ordonez, RF
5. Dmitri Young, DH
6. Rondell White, LF
7. Carlos Pena, 1B
8. Craig Monroe, CF
9. Brandon Inge, 3B

Dartgod
04-04-2005, 06:45 AM
Are we still in first place? Or tied for last?

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 06:50 AM
Good GOD, we suck.

(Just getting it out of the way early...)

ROYC75
04-04-2005, 07:05 AM
I wonder if I watch them today if it will bring good luck to them or bad luck ?

Dartgod
04-04-2005, 07:13 AM
I wonder if I watch them today if it will bring good luck to them or bad luck ?
Is it possible to bring bad luck to a team that is already doomed?

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 07:15 AM
I wonder if I watch them today if it will bring good luck to them or bad luck ?

WWRSD?

jcroft
04-04-2005, 07:23 AM
What time does the game start?

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 07:25 AM
What time does the game start?

Noon Central.

the Talking Can
04-04-2005, 07:25 AM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

no starts the worst part of the sporting year

time to get a hobby

ChiefsCountry
04-04-2005, 07:29 AM
I am excited, only day of the year the Royals could be in first place. Also this team is pretty much signed up for the next 6 to 7 years before they become Yankees.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-04-2005, 08:00 AM
Are we losing yet?

shakesthecat
04-04-2005, 08:03 AM
Are we losing yet?

Feel free to give up on the team again this year. We won't miss your input.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-04-2005, 08:06 AM
Feel free to give up on the team again this year. We won't miss your input.
GO ROYALS!!!!!!!!!

better?


:D

ROYC75
04-04-2005, 08:08 AM
WWRSD?

Good question, why don't you call him .

PHOG
04-04-2005, 08:57 AM
Boy, that Bautista is turning out to be quite the pitcher...

Great trade, Baird.

Cochise
04-04-2005, 09:23 AM
LIMA TIME

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 09:31 AM
LIMA TIME
WooWoo

Can't wait till noon rolls around...

SCTrojan
04-04-2005, 09:31 AM
Go Royals! I'd like to see a good start to the season.

jspchief
04-04-2005, 09:40 AM
Did they sell out today?

Spott
04-04-2005, 09:45 AM
I didn't know we were playing the Lions this year.

Cochise
04-04-2005, 09:46 AM
Did they sell out today?

It's in Detroit.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-04-2005, 09:46 AM
As much shit as I give the Royals I'm headed home at noon to watch the game to. Hope they get off to a good start.

Come on boys...surprise me!!!!


:thumb:

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 09:49 AM
http://www.reuther.wayne.edu/faces/1943Riot.jpg

Tigers win the pennant! Tigers win the pennant! wooo!

|Zach|
04-04-2005, 09:58 AM
http://photos8.flickr.com/8429956_fa7268ebd8_o.jpg

alnorth
04-04-2005, 10:05 AM
Wow, according to the stats Mark Teahen has no major league service time, so today is his MLB debut.

jspchief
04-04-2005, 10:16 AM
It's in Detroit.
Ahhh...thought maybe they were opeining at home. Not a big baseball guy. I might try and go to the home opener though if it isn't sold out.

tk13
04-04-2005, 11:02 AM
WOOOOOOOO! Let's go! Lima Time, believe it! :)

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 11:04 AM
thank god it isn't much longer. it seems like forever since this post started.... :banghead:

alnorth
04-04-2005, 11:06 AM
Top 1st

DeJesus flies out to left
Gotay strikes out (swinging)
Sweeney strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

Infante strikes out (swinging)
Guillen pops out to shortstop
Rodriguez singles to right
Ordonez strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

tk13
04-04-2005, 11:06 AM
If anyone didn't know and was curious the game is on ESPN 2.

Shootr
04-04-2005, 11:08 AM
If anyone didn't know and was curious the game is on ESPN 2.
WTF?! I am getting ESPN news on ESPN2!

tk13
04-04-2005, 11:10 AM
WTF?! I am getting ESPN news on ESPN2!
Probably because it's blacked out in the KC area on ESPN... it should be on RSTN...

Shootr
04-04-2005, 11:12 AM
Probably because it's blacked out in the KC area on ESPN... it should be on RSTN...
I am getting ESPN News on my Metro Sports channel also. Why would a road game be blacked out in KC?

Nzoner
04-04-2005, 11:14 AM
I'm getting the game on channel 648 DirecTv

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 11:17 AM
can anyone tune into 810Whb? Im unable to connect, and my office has no tv. :cuss:

tk13
04-04-2005, 11:20 AM
can anyone tune into 810Whb? Im unable to connect, and my office has no tv. :cuss:
You have to pay through MLB.com to get audio for the games...

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 11:21 AM
You have to pay through MLB.com to get audio for the games...

or bring in an AM radio. mwha ah ah ah...

Calcountry
04-04-2005, 11:22 AM
Are we still in first place? Or tied for last?ROFLBest of luck to you guys.

I broke down and got 2 season Tix in the nose bleeds for the A's. Looking forward to the season.

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 11:23 AM
cbssportsline has added the speed of the pitch and type of pitch on the play-by-play.... :hmmm:

alnorth
04-04-2005, 11:25 AM
Top 2nd

Pickering strikes out (swinging)
Stairs singles to center
Berroa walks, Stairs to second
Long strikes out (looking)
Buck strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 2nd

<span style="color:orange;"><b>Young homers to right</b></span>
White grounds out to third
Pena singles to center
Monroe flies out to right
<span style="color:orange;"><b>Inge homers to right, Pena scores</b></span>
Infante flies out to center

3 runs, 3 hits

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:26 AM
woo hoo!

Sure-Oz
04-04-2005, 11:26 AM
Im so glad baseball is here something to keep my mind off other shit, since NBA don't count for me.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:31 AM
2 on base. We are going to win the WS!

Calcountry
04-04-2005, 11:35 AM
It's in Detroit.I hear Detroit is much improved this year.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:36 AM
Two runners left on base. Damn we suck.

Cochise
04-04-2005, 11:36 AM
I hear Detroit is much improved this year.

Brought in Magglio Ordonez. They've put together a pretty good lineup.

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 11:37 AM
5 strikeouts in 2 innings isn't a very good start..... :banghead:

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come...

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 11:37 AM
Alright, I broke down and paid the $14.95 to mlb.com While at work, Im sure Ill listen to a bunch of games... one time fee... no bigs.

only thing that sucks is 12Kb / sec. They sure dont advertise that fact. It doesnt sound horrible though. They should bump it to 24Kb or 36Kb though.

His voice sounds pixelly.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:38 AM
Well, we made it through one inning without the pitching staff getting jacked up.

Cochise
04-04-2005, 11:38 AM
Well, there's the first longball of the season.

Good thing young hits it out sometimes, because he appears to have the footspeed of a 3 toed sloth.

Cochise
04-04-2005, 11:38 AM
Well, we made it through one inning without the pitching staff getting jacked up.

From the "spoke too soon" files ROFL

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:39 AM
Lima sucks. We suck. This is going to be a long season

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 11:39 AM
Well, there's the first longball of the season.

Good thing young hits it out sometimes, because he appears to have the footspeed of a 3 toed sloth.


There goes Lima's ERA, may as way cancel the season....

Cochise
04-04-2005, 11:41 AM
Lima sucks. We suck. This is going to be a long season

There are plenty of Royals who actually suck, why pick on the one who's actually a pretty good pitcher?

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 11:42 AM
damn, i knew I shouldnt have bought the mlb.com package.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:42 AM
There are plenty of Royals who actually suck, why pick on the one who's actually a pretty good pitcher?
He is the only Royals pitcher to give up a home run so far this season

Mark M
04-04-2005, 11:43 AM
Let's go Royals, let's go!!

**clap clap**

MM
~~:grovel:

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:43 AM
Jesus...

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 11:44 AM
DeJesus.

alpha_omega
04-04-2005, 11:45 AM
Ouch!

Cochise
04-04-2005, 11:46 AM
damn, i knew I shouldnt have bought the mlb.com package.

Damnit look what you've done to KU! Go out and buy a Tigers hat post haste!!

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 11:46 AM
5 strikeouts in 2 innings isn't a very good start..... :banghead:

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come...

You can bet it is. This is a very lightweight lineup. When Stairs and Long are manning the corners on opening day, it's not a good thing.

alnorth
04-04-2005, 11:46 AM
Top 3rd

Teahen flies out to center
DeJesus flies out to deep left
Gotay strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Guillen grounds out to second
Rodriguez doubles to left
Ordonez flies out to shallow left
Ordonez flies out to shallow left
<span style="color:orange;"><b>Young homers to right, Rodriguez scores</b></span>
White grounds out to third

2 runs, 2 hits

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:50 AM
And the top of the third lasts less than 3 minutes.

ugh.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:51 AM
WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK!

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 11:51 AM
I'll be stunned if we don't lead the league in times being shutout this year.

Wins are secondary. I'm going to spend the season watching the young guys develop, hopefully building to something for 2006-07.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 11:52 AM
And the top of the third lasts less than 3 minutes.

ugh.

There's a reason why we have one of the lowest payrolls in all of baseball. When Mike Sweeney occupies 1/3 of your $36M payroll, you're gonna get a lot of 1-2-3 innings.

My prediction:
Royals have the fewest RBI's in the Major Leagues

DaneMcCloud
04-04-2005, 11:54 AM
The Royals will be lucky if they have a better record than last year, given the payroll and talent (or lack thereof). I think they'll probably win only 40 games.

Dane

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:55 AM
Tip for Lima:

Your change-up sucks ass today. Stop throwing it.

Mark M
04-04-2005, 11:55 AM
And the top of the third lasts less than 3 minutes.

ugh.

I'm not sure who the hell KC's hitting coach is, but he needs to teach the young guy's some freaking patience at the plate.

I can't count the number of times last year where a Royal swung at the first pitch, rather than trying to work the count.

MM
~~:banghead:

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 11:56 AM
The Royals will be lucky if they have a better record than last year, given the payroll and talent (or lack thereof). I think they'll probably win only 40 games.

Dane

Look out, '62 Mets!

And we don't even have a player as lovable as Marvelous Marv Throneberry.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:56 AM
Pretty impressive when 40% of your hits are home runs.

Unless you're playing KC.

Mark M
04-04-2005, 11:56 AM
There's a reason why we have one of the lowest payrolls in all of baseball. When Mike Sweeney occupies 1/3 of your $36M payroll, you're gonna get a lot of 1-2-3 innings.


Reason #678 to trade Sweeney ...

MM
~~:cuss:

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 11:57 AM
The Royals will be lucky if they have a better record than last year, given the payroll and talent (or lack thereof). I think they'll probably win only 40 games.

Dane

Not a chance. We'll get 62-68 wins this year, if for no other reason that our pitching staff might win some close games. We have a very decent rotation, a serviceable middle relief and set up, and a very nice closer (s). That alone will get us more wins than last year.

OmahaChief
04-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Glad to see the mental midgets that only complain have come out now that the Royals are playing. Do us all a favor and go back to where you came from and let the actual fans enjoy the thread.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:57 AM
I'm not sure who the hell KC's hitting coach is, but he needs to teach the young guy's some freaking patience at the plate.

I can't count the number of times last year where a Royal swung at the first pitch, rather than trying to work the count.

MM
~~:banghead:

Exactly.

After your starting pitcher got lit up, you'd hope the dumbasses could at least give him 4 minutes to get his head straight and relax...

penguinz
04-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Woo Hoo! We are averaging 2 strikeouts per inning!

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Tip for Lima:

Your change-up sucks ass today. Stop throwing it.

If he can't throw his changeup, he needs to be out of the game. That's his bread and butter.

tk13
04-04-2005, 11:58 AM
I'm not sure who the hell KC's hitting coach is, but he needs to teach the young guy's some freaking patience at the plate.

I can't count the number of times last year where a Royal swung at the first pitch, rather than trying to work the count.

MM
~~:banghead:
I thought we worked the count pretty well the first time through the order, and Bonderman was throwing strikes and putting everybody in 2 strike holes so we adjusted...

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 11:58 AM
Glad to see the mental midgets that only complain have come out now that the Royals are playing. Do us all a favor and go back to where you came from and let the actual fans enjoy the thread.


Which part of the thread were you hoping to enjoy? The discussion of the number of Royals strikeouts, or the number of home runs given up by the Royals pitching staff?

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 11:59 AM
Which part of the thread were you hoping to enjoy? The discussion of the number of Royals strikeouts, or the number of home runs given up by the Royals pitching staff?

ROFL :deevee:

homey
04-04-2005, 12:00 PM
I wouldn't judge the Royals totally on today because Bonderman's an absolute stud who's going to break out this year. Good fantasy day for me so far...

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:00 PM
Now we are giving up a homerun per inning!

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:01 PM
Yikes!

3HR's. Lima's really sticking it to his old team..............the Royals ROFL

petegz28
04-04-2005, 12:02 PM
Someone needs to tell Lima the object is to keep the ball INSIDE the park!

Mark M
04-04-2005, 12:02 PM
I thought we worked the count pretty well the first time through the order, and Bonderman was throwing strikes and putting everybody in 2 strike holes so we adjusted...

I still say you work the count, especially against a good pitcher like Bonderman. Make him freaking earn it.

:shrug:

Lot's more game to play, so let's see how the youngun's respond. They're going to face some tough going this year -- hopefully, Pena can keep their confidence up. If they get too down (or even too up), it won't bode well not just for this year, but for a few down the road.

MM
~~:Royals:

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 12:03 PM
Teahan has looked solid at 3rd and missed a double by inches in his first at-bat in the bigs.

Happy now, OmahaChief?

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 12:03 PM
Its Leeva Time. Leeva the Park

Dr. Van Halen
04-04-2005, 12:03 PM
I'll be stunned if we don't lead the league in times being shutout this year.

Wins are secondary. I'm going to spend the season watching the young guys develop, hopefully building to something for 2006-07.

Wins are secondary? What, is this an amateur team? Next you'll be spouting crap and nonsense about how the experience is more important than the game.

Let's try having high expectations (and the same standard for judging the Chiefs and the Royals).

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:03 PM
http://img135.exs.cx/img135/3526/funnypartcomwesuck6jd.jpg

Mark M
04-04-2005, 12:04 PM
Yikes!

3HR's. Lima's really sticking it to his old team..............the Royals ROFL

GAWDAMMIT!! :cuss:

Reason #57 why Affeldt should be long relief and McDougal the closer -- KC will need some 3- to 4-inning outings by their bullpen this year.

MM
~~:sulk:

Stinger
04-04-2005, 12:04 PM
Yikes!

3HR's. Lima's really sticking it to his old team..............the Royals ROFL

ROFL

Nice ERA

alnorth
04-04-2005, 12:04 PM
Top 4th

Sweeney flies out to center
Pickering strikes out (looking)
Stairs singles to center
Berroa singles to center, Stairs to second
Long grounds out to second

0 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 4th

<i>Andrew Sisco relieves Lima</i>

Pena flies out to left
Monroe walks
Inge strikes out (swinging)
Infante fouls out to first

0 runs, 0 hits

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:05 PM
I still say you work the count, especially against a good pitcher like Bonderman. Make him freaking earn it.

:shrug:

Lot's more game to play, so let's see how the youngun's respond. They're going to face some tough going this year -- hopefully, Pena can keep their confidence up. If they get too down (or even too up), it won't bode well not just for this year, but for a few down the road.

MM
~~:Royals:
Everybody really worked the count that first time through except Stairs, and he got the only hit because he went after the first pitch fastball... Berroa actually drew a walk, I think Hell is about 32 degrees at the moment... ROFL

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 12:06 PM
Wins are secondary? What, is this an amateur team? Next you'll be spouting crap and nonsense about how the experience is more important than the game.

Let's try having high expectations (and the same standard for judging the Chiefs and the Royals).

We're gonna win the World Series. Anything less and I'll be pissed off and throw things.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 12:06 PM
And you've got to love the announcers discussing how spacious the park is and how tough it is to hit home runs...

Dartgod
04-04-2005, 12:07 PM
Glad to see the mental midgets that only complain have come out now that the Royals are playing. Do us all a favor and go back to where you came from and let the actual fans enjoy the thread.
Yeah! It's obvious all these loosers aren't real fans.

petegz28
04-04-2005, 12:08 PM
Someone please tell the Royals to SWING THE DAMN BAT! what is that 7 strike outs now?

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:08 PM
Boom. Matt Stairs again. AL MVP.

Deberg_1990
04-04-2005, 12:08 PM
and the hits just keep on comin for this horrible franchise. I may have to adjust my predictions from yesterday. 10-152 Ill go with that now.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 12:08 PM
A HIT! AND ANOTHER HIT!

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:08 PM
I can't decide what's more impressive - the 7 strikeouts through 3 2/3, or the 3 HR's through 3 innings................

Calcountry
04-04-2005, 12:09 PM
WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK! WE SUCK!Keep the faith, it aint over yet.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:10 PM
A HIT! AND ANOTHER HIT!

Cool.

A double should score Stairs from 2nd with 2 out................. :)

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 12:10 PM
I can't decide what's more impressive - the 7 strikeouts through 3 2/3, or the 3 HR's through 3 innings................

impressive and completely sucky.

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 12:10 PM
I can't decide what's more impressive - the 7 strikeouts through 3 2/3, or the 3 HR's through 3 innings................


7 outs by strike in 3 innings is much more impressive...... IMHO

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:10 PM
At least Long seems to be a clutch hitter. He has only left 4 on base.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:11 PM
At least Long seems to be a clutch hitter. He has only left 4 on base.


ROFL

Worth every penny of that $4.7MM salary......

Mark M
04-04-2005, 12:12 PM
Everybody really worked the count that first time through except Stairs, and he got the only hit because he went after the first pitch fastball... Berroa actually drew a walk, I think Hell is about 32 degrees at the moment... ROFL

:LOL:

The thing is, they swing at first pitches, but with 2 strikes turn into freaking statues. It's totally bassackwards.

MM
~~:(

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:12 PM
Lima's done... Andy Sisco in to pitch the 4th. I'm excited to watch this guy pitch....

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:13 PM
Lima, the inning chewer, just giving way to Andy Sisco in the 4th. Nice outing by Lima time............... ROFL

petegz28
04-04-2005, 12:14 PM
Lima can't get through 3 innings! Why wasn't the stoner Grienke starting?

Stinger
04-04-2005, 12:15 PM
Lima, the inning chewer, just giving way to Andy Sisco in the 4th. Nice outing by Lima time............... ROFL

Lima stats on the year so far


Stinger has attached this image:
http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=39939&stc=1

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:15 PM
Lima's done... Andy Sisco in to pitch the 4th. I'm excited to watch this guy pitch....

Holy crap. He wasn't even close to the strike zone. Let's hope that gets better.

OmahaChief
04-04-2005, 12:16 PM
I suppose the season is now over. Only 161 left to go, no reason to give the team any chance at all. A guy leaves some runners on base in the first game of the year and he is already not worth his salary, that is a brilliant and well thought out assessment of his talent. Same for the morons that are ripping Lima a new one. I guess these guys are shot and will not be worth a crap in the next 161. At the end of the season is when I would judge if someone is a failure not in the first game but of course that would take a bit of sense.

Mark M
04-04-2005, 12:16 PM
Lima can't get through 3 innings! Why wasn't the stoner Grienke starting?
Not sure they wanted to put that much pressure on the kid.

Plus, he had a mediocre spring and isn't listening to Hansen (the pitching coach, not the crappy kid band).

MM
~~:shrug:

Mark M
04-04-2005, 12:17 PM
I suppose the season is now over. Only 161 left to go, no reason to give the team any chance at all. A guy leaves some runners on base in the first game of the year and he is already not worth his salary, that is a brilliant and well thought out assessment of his talent. Same for the morons that are ripping Lima a new one. I guess these guys are shot and will not be worth a crap in the next 161. At the end of the season is when I would judge if someone is a failure not in the first game but of course that would take a bit of sense.

Dude ... up the Prozac dosage.

MM
~~:eek:

the Talking Can
04-04-2005, 12:18 PM
I suppose the season is now over. Only 161 left to go, no reason to give the team any chance at all. A guy leaves some runners on base in the first game of the year and he is already not worth his salary, that is a brilliant and well thought out assessment of his talent. Same for the morons that are ripping Lima a new one. I guess these guys are shot and will not be worth a crap in the next 161. At the end of the season is when I would judge if someone is a failure not in the first game but of course that would take a bit of sense.

you mean you're not sure the Royals suck?

a quick look at their roster should clear that up....

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:19 PM
Good job Sisco! Did he even throw anything but his fastball? Considering he's never pitched above A ball, that was a pretty good first inning.

petegz28
04-04-2005, 12:19 PM
Not sure they wanted to put that much pressure on the kid.

Plus, he had a mediocre spring and isn't listening to Hansen (the pitching coach, not the crappy kid band).

MM
~~:shrug:

Exactly! Which would at least be better justification as to why the score is what it is.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:20 PM
OMG! No runs scored by Detroit in the 4th! http://img166.exs.cx/img166/5130/dance6fa.gif

alnorth
04-04-2005, 12:21 PM
Top 5th

Buck singles to center
Teahen grounds out to pitcher, Buck to second
<span style="color:blue;"><b>DeJesus singles to right, Buck scores</b></span>
Gotay reaches on 6-4 fielder's choice, DeJesus out at second
Sweeney flies out to left

1 run, 2 hits

Bottom 5th

Guillen flies out to right
Rodriguez grounds out to second
Ordonez walks
Young hit by pitch, Ordonez to second

<i>Nate Field relieves Sisco</i>

White hits infield single to third, Young to second, Ordonez to third
<span style="color:orange;"><b>Pena walks, White to second, Young to third, Ordonez scores</b></span>
<span style="color:orange;"><b>Monroe singles to center, White and Young scores. Pena out at second 8-2-4</b></span>

3 runs, 2 hits

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 12:21 PM
I suppose the season is now over. Only 161 left to go, no reason to give the team any chance at all. A guy leaves some runners on base in the first game of the year and he is already not worth his salary, that is a brilliant and well thought out assessment of his talent. Same for the morons that are ripping Lima a new one. I guess these guys are shot and will not be worth a crap in the next 161. At the end of the season is when I would judge if someone is a failure not in the first game but of course that would take a bit of sense.

Exactly.

Criticizing the opening day starter for only lasting 3 innings and having an ERA of 15.00 is just stupid.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:21 PM
Not to get totally off track, but if the Royals are truely going with a youth movement, what value is Sweeney to the team? I just don't get why he's still here. I know about the salary and all, but he should be gone. jmo

Dartgod
04-04-2005, 12:21 PM
I suppose the season is now over. Only 161 left to go, no reason to give the team any chance at all. A guy leaves some runners on base in the first game of the year and he is already not worth his salary, that is a brilliant and well thought out assessment of his talent. Same for the morons that are ripping Lima a new one. I guess these guys are shot and will not be worth a crap in the next 161. At the end of the season is when I would judge if someone is a failure not in the first game but of course that would take a bit of sense.
You were on the right track until that last sentence. Keep it up though, you'll get it right before too long.

OmahaChief
04-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Exactly.

Criticizing the opening day starter for only lasting 3 innings and having an ERA of 15.00 is just stupid.

I understand some of the criticism but the crap that is being said is unreal for opening day. Posts like We Suck on opening day have zero value to this thread is my point.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Not to get totally off track, but if the Royals are truely going with a youth movement, what value is Sweeney to the team? I just don't get why he's still here. I know about the salary and all, but he should be gone. jmo
No one wants to pay the even larger salary that he would get if traded. A DH with back problems is not a high priority on most teams list.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 12:24 PM
I knew Lima was gonna bomb. It's opening day in Detroit.

Well get' em game 2. :)

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:24 PM
I understand some of the criticism but the crap that is being said is unreal for opening day. Posts like We Suck on opening day have zero value to this thread is my point.Living in a hole in denial has zero value also. :thumb:

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:24 PM
Not to get totally off track, but if the Royals are truely going with a youth movement, what value is Sweeney to the team? I just don't get why he's still here. I know about the salary and all, but he should be gone. jmo
Probably because nobody wants a DH at 12.5 million a year that hasn't proven he can stay healthy yet...

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 12:25 PM
I understand some of the criticism but the crap that is being said is unreal for opening day. Posts like We Suck on opening day have zero value to this thread is my point.

How about:

"Thus far, we suck."?

Good, aggressive base running!

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:25 PM
OMFG we scored a run!

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 12:25 PM
OMFG we scored a run!


woo-hoo, there goes the shut out.... :clap:

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:26 PM
No one wants to pay the even larger salary that he would get if traded. A DH with back problems is not a high priority on most teams list.

We're on the hook to pay his salary anyway. Why not eat a chunk of it in a trade and get some help where we really need it - corner outfield.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 12:26 PM
OMFG we scored a run!
5 more and we have a chance to win!!!

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 12:27 PM
Hey, did someone notice that we still have 7 strikeouts in 5 innings...... :hmmm:

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:29 PM
Sisco staying in there.... hopefully they don't start catching up with his fastball...

AirForceChief
04-04-2005, 12:31 PM
How deep was Sweeney's last fly out to left? Did it have a chance to get out of the park...

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:34 PM
WTF! Get 'em Pena.... Sisco is making his first ever appearance and he plunks Young and everybody gets warned. That's crap....

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:35 PM
WTF! Get 'em Pena.... Sisco is making his first ever appearance and he plunks Young and everybody gets warned. That's crap....

Nate Field coming in..............

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 12:42 PM
6-1, bases loaded... two outs.

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 12:43 PM
This sucks.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:45 PM
8-1

Ugh.

No pitching, and no hitting on opening day. That shit always bums me out....................

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 12:45 PM
:banghead:

alnorth
04-04-2005, 12:45 PM
Top 6th

Pickering grounds out to first
Stairs walks
Berroa grounds out to third, Stairs to second
Long flies out to left

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 6th

Inge flies out to right
Infante singles to left
Guillen singles to right, Infante to second
Rodriguez strikes out (swinging)
Ordonez grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 2 hits

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:46 PM
ALRIGHT!

Cal Pick makes contact in fair play........grounder to 1b

petegz28
04-04-2005, 12:50 PM
David Glass is ruining this team single-handedly

gblowfish
04-04-2005, 12:50 PM
Royals 2005 Motivational T-Shirt!

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 12:51 PM
I knew Bonderman was gonna stick it to us. :banghead:

He always does.

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:52 PM
Now we probably gotta face Farnsworth-Urbina-Percival.... yuck. They might have the best bullpen in the division.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:52 PM
Good day for Long so far.......

0-3, 1 K and 5 men LOB...................
:)

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 12:52 PM
David Glass is ruining this team single-handedly
How many errors has he committed today? :rolleyes:

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:54 PM
We are going to lose at least 150 games this season.

tk13
04-04-2005, 12:55 PM
We are going to lose at least 150 games this season.
Well I look forward to our 11 or so wins then.

BigMeatballDave
04-04-2005, 12:57 PM
ROFL! 8-1

I love the Royals, but this is a pathetic bunch. I hope they prove me wrong and won't be the worst team in MLB...

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 12:57 PM
Well I look forward to our 11 or so wins then.

Each one will be special, to be cherished like a newborn child. I mean, really, when you win 100 games, they all blur together, and you lose appreciation. This season will be a gift from God, reminding us what matters most in life.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 12:58 PM
Maybe they'll score seven runs in the top ninth like we did opening day last year. :)

penguinz
04-04-2005, 12:59 PM
Maybe they'll score seven runs in the top ninth like we did opening day last year. :)Detroit is already up 8-1. What the hell do they need 7 more runs for?

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 12:59 PM
It looks like we have a race!


A race to see who can have the larger opening day era - Nate Field or Lima Time.....................this IS exciting.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 12:59 PM
The Royals are going to win the division!

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:00 PM
The Royals are going to win the division!

Please, kind sir, teach me to be a real fan, too.

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:00 PM
Each one will be special, to be cherished like a newborn child. I mean, really, when you win 100 games, they all blur together, and you lose appreciation. This season will be a gift from God, reminding us what matters most in life.
I agree. Why win too many games and make such a good thing boring? I hope the Chiefs go 1-15 next season, so I can center my focus on that one beautiful victory for the entire offseason.

Mark M
04-04-2005, 01:01 PM
DAMMIT, CARL!! :cuss:

This season is imploding!!!

MM
~~;)

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:01 PM
I agree. Why win too many games and make such a good thing boring? I hope the Chiefs go 1-15 next season, so I can center my focus on that one beautiful victory for the entire offseason.

Well, they only owe us 16 games anyway. Wins are just icing on the cake.

Coogs
04-04-2005, 01:02 PM
We are going to lose at least 150 games this season.

No need to panic. Last year we had an unbelievable game to open the season. Shoot, I think most had us penciled into the playoffs after that first game. Turned out we shot our wad in the first game. Long season followed.

Reverse mojo this season.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 01:02 PM
Detroit is already up 8-1. What the hell do they need 7 more runs for?
DAMN they scored 3 in and inning... I meant 8 runs.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 01:02 PM
Because of Lima excellent changeup Young is on pace to hit 324 home runs this season.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 01:03 PM
That Holiday Inn Express commercial is just stupid.

Bob Dole already holds the patent on the Dog Talker.

alnorth
04-04-2005, 01:03 PM
Top 7th

Buck flies out to shallow right
Teahen flies out to deep center
DeJesus singles to center
DeJesus to second on Error by P
Gotay grounds out to first

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error

Bottom 7th

<i>Shawn Camp relieves Field</i>

Young singles to center
White reaches on 5-6-4 fielder's choice, Young out at second

<i>Nook Logan runs for White</i>

Pena singles to right, Logan to third
Monroe reaches, Pena to second on Error by 3B
<b><font color = orange>Inge reaches on 6-4 fielder's choice, Monroe out at second, Pena to third, Logan scores</font></b>
Infante strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error

penguinz
04-04-2005, 01:03 PM
DAMN they scored 3 in and inning... I meant 8 runs.
Still does not make any since. Why does Detroit need to score in the 9th?

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:04 PM
Well, they only owe us 16 games anyway. Wins are just icing on the cake.
You have a point my friend. The sheer joy of watching my team on a Sunday afternoon, with waffles of course, is all we truly need, even if the score is 45-0. I wish for Carl and Dick's sake they'd quit wasting so much time chasing these free agents and just sit back and relax and enjoy what they've accomplished so far.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 01:05 PM
What's Pena's stats today?

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:05 PM
That ball is gone in the K... Teahen would've had his first homer anywhere else but freakin' Detroit....

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 01:08 PM
Who starts game two Anderson or Hernandez?

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 01:08 PM
That ball is gone in the K... Teahen would've had his first homer anywhere else but freakin' Detroit....

That was a nice stroke he put on the ball. I think he's worth getting excited about.

penguinz
04-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Who starts game two Anderson or Hernandez?
Does it really matter?

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Who starts game two Anderson or Hernandez?

Anderson won't pitch in this series.........it's Hernandez.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Does it really matter?
Yes

KCTitus
04-04-2005, 01:10 PM
Good to see the Royals off to their usual start...only 105 more.

VonneMarie
04-04-2005, 01:12 PM
Anderson won't pitch in this series.........it's Hernandez.
Hernandez is gonna kill Detroit, but it won't matter cause they can't score to save their own damn lives. :banghead:

penguinz
04-04-2005, 01:14 PM
You think a guy that has not pitched in over a year is going to kill Detroit?

petegz28
04-04-2005, 01:15 PM
How many errors has he committed today? :rolleyes:


Well let's see....who spends the money on talent? I expect this play for the money we paid for these guys. But I know...Glass has nothing to do with it.

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:16 PM
Nice play by Berroa...

Sure-Oz
04-04-2005, 01:17 PM
8-1 so far haha yikes nice start good thing we have 161 more games

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:18 PM
Well let's see....who spends the money on talent? I expect this play for the money we paid for these guys. But I know...Glass has nothing to do with it.
No, we did it that way last year, paid for a bunch of free agents and bought a team and had the worst season in franchise history. Thank goodness we're doing it the right way this year, even if fans can't comprehend the concept of allowing young guys to develop... hopefully you'll come back when these prospects actually start to play to their potential....

petegz28
04-04-2005, 01:20 PM
No, we did it that way last year, paid for a bunch of free agents and bought a team and had the worst season in franchise history. Thank goodness we're doing it the right way this year, even if fans can't comprehend the concept of allowing young guys to develop... hopefully you'll come back when these prospects actually start to play to their potential....


Prospects? Ok you can believe that. I hear that every year. We are either bringing in mediocre FA's or farming potential for other teams.

Whne you have your worst season even and then cut your payroll by 23 million what do you expect that is good to come out of that?

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 01:25 PM
Jesus Jones!

Not one of our pitchers has been sharp today. Damn.

I'm looking for a silver lining to todays game................other than it's almost over.

beavis
04-04-2005, 01:26 PM
Prospects? Ok you can believe that. I hear that every year. We are either bringing in mediocre FA's or farming potential for other teams.

Whne you have your worst season even and then cut your payroll by 23 million what do you expect that is good to come out of that?
I'm still trying to figure this post out. You want them to pay money for more free agents like Gonzalez and Santiago? That's all they could possibly hope to get. I don't know what you call the likes of Teahen, Gotay, Buck, Berroa, Greinke, Bautista, Hernandez, and DeJesus. They are all either home grown talent or players that Baird has traded for from other teams. I honestly think a lot of pople just like to bitch to hear their own voice.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:26 PM
Update: Joker Joe Randa has K'd twice against Pedro today. Pedro with 9 Ks thru 4.

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:26 PM
Prospects? Ok you can believe that. I hear that every year. We are either bringing in mediocre FA's or farming potential for other teams.

Whne you have your worst season even and then cut your payroll by 23 million what do you expect that is good to come out of that?
It's obvious you have no idea what you're talking about. First of all, we cut the payroll by 11 million, which is basically Juan Gonzalez, Darrell May, Benito Santiago, Grimsley, etc.... second of all, Buck, DeJesus, Gotay, Teahen, Greinke, Hernandez, Bautista, Sisco, Wood, MacDougal, etc. are all youngsters .. this team is much, much younger than last year. Last year the only young guy we had starting on opening day is Berroa. That and the biggest difference is we actually have some good young pitching in Greinke, Bautista, Affeldt, Wood...

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 01:27 PM
I'm looking for a silver lining to todays game................other than it's almost over.
Thats about it, really. Baseball season is in full swing, now.

At least :ksu: is competitive this year. I'm really liking our new coach.

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 01:27 PM
I honestly think a lot of pople just like to bitch to hear their own voice.

Dude, you got audio for this bb?

Daaayyyyyyyyum.
:)

alnorth
04-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Top 8th

<i>Monroe moves to LF</i>

<i>Logan comes in at CF</i>

<i>Ugueth Urbina relieves Bonderman</i>

Sweeney flies out to center
<b><font color = blue>Pickering homers to deep right</font></b>
Stairs grounds out to second
Berroa strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 1 hit

Bottom 8th

<i>Mike MacDougal relieves Camp</i>

Guillen walks
Rodriguez flies out to center
Ordonez pops out to second
<b><font color = orange>Young homers to deep right, Guillen scores</font></b>
Logan grounds out to second

2 runs, 1 hit

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Big Cal with the homer...

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Nice....:)

beavis
04-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Big Cal with the homer...
Ken who?

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Im listening to Cincinnati / New York Mets... Heard beltrans jack... Good times.

Do you all remember when he used to be a Royal? Wow. those days were great.

He just hit a 2 out opposite field Double. :cuss:

penguinz
04-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Pickering!

beavis
04-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Dude, you got audio for this bb?

Daaayyyyyyyyum.
:)
Yeah, just click the audio button. Duh.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:30 PM
Big Cal with the homer...

I'll just let you savor that one. :D :p

petegz28
04-04-2005, 01:31 PM
It's obvious you have no idea what you're talking about. First of all, we cut the payroll by 11 million, which is basically Juan Gonzalez, Darrell May, Benito Santiago, Grimsley, etc.... second of all, Buck, DeJesus, Gotay, Teahen, Greinke, Hernandez, Bautista, Sisco, Wood, MacDougal, etc. are all youngsters .. this team is much, much younger than last year. Last year the only young guy we had starting on opening day is Berroa. That and the biggest difference is we actually have some good young pitching in Greinke, Bautista, Affeldt, Wood...

Yep it must be ovious. :rolleyes: This is team is much younger than last year which = 100+ losses AGAIN.

Yo go on telling yourself whatever you want and I will keep watching us rack up the losses.

Bottom line = no $'s spent, no talent, no talent, no wins. The rest is all chit chat to make yourself feel good about getting your ass kicked year after year.

But hey what do I know..you are obviously the baseball professional and I am just a fan.

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:35 PM
Yep it must be ovious. :rolleyes: This is team is much younger than last year which = 100+ losses AGAIN.

Yo go on telling yourself whatever you want and I will keep watching us rack up the losses.

Bottom line = no $'s spent, no talent, no talent, no wins. The rest is all chit chat to make yourself feel good about getting your ass kicked year after year.

But hey what do I know..you are obviously the baseball professional and I am just a fan.
We were young in 2003, spent about as much money as we're spending now, and had a winning record. How do you explain that one?

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:37 PM
I'll just let you savor that one. :D :p
Dude! Harvey woulda hit that ball 600 feet. It would've counted twice.

Nzoner
04-04-2005, 01:39 PM
Im listening to Cincinnati / New York Mets... Heard beltrans jack... Good times.

Do you all remember when he used to be a Royal? Wow. those days were great.

He just hit a 2 out opposite field Double. :cuss:

Yep,been watching some of that game,Carlos looks great :(

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 01:41 PM
We were young in 2003, spent about as much money as we're spending now, and had a winning record. How do you explain that one?


Blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while??? :hmmm:

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:42 PM
Good grief, it's Tuffy Rhodes.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:42 PM
And the Tuffy Rhodes/George Bell award goes to ...

Nzoner
04-04-2005, 01:42 PM
Double digits

petegz28
04-04-2005, 01:43 PM
We were young in 2003, spent about as much money as we're spending now, and had a winning record. How do you explain that one?


Sweeney, BELTRAN, Randa, Berroa a decent McDougal and some luck.

By the way how did we do down the strecth that year? Granted we had some injuries I know.

We were OK that year I wouldn't say good.

All this as I listen to Mcdougal give up a 3/2 homer...HA!

And in case you haven't noticed we have gone in reverse since 2003. But don't let that get ya down.

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 01:46 PM
Sweeney, BELTRAN, Randa, Berroa a decent McDougal and some luck.

By the way how did we do down the strecth that year? Granted we had some injuries I know.

We were OK that year I wouldn't say good.

All this as I listen to Mcdougal give up a 3/2 homer...HA!

And in case you haven't noticed we have gone in reverse since 2003. But don't let that get ya down.


I think it is more of a turn and floor it type of thing.

How long is the press in KC going to be forgiving for how the Royals play this year? 1 month, 2 weeks, 6 weeks??? How long.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:47 PM
I think it is more of a turn and floor it type of thing.

How long is the press in KC going to be forgiving for how the Royals play this year? 1 month, 2 weeks, 6 weeks??? How long.

I think first they have to care.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:47 PM
I think first they have to care.

Well, JoPo does. Around June he'll write some weepy column about "seeing the sadness in Pena's deep brown eyes ..."

alnorth
04-04-2005, 01:48 PM
Top 9th

<i>Jason Smith replaces Guillen at SS</i>

<i>Vance Wilson replaces Rodriguez at C</i>

<i>Troy Percival relieves Urbina</i>

Long flies out to left
Buck strikes out (looking)
Teahen grounds out to first

0 runs, 0 hits

Tigers win 11-2

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:49 PM
Sweeney, BELTRAN, Randa, Berroa a decent McDougal and some luck.

By the way how did we do down the strecth that year? Granted we had some injuries I know.

We were OK that year I wouldn't say good.

All this as I listen to Mcdougal give up a 3/2 homer...HA!

And in case you haven't noticed we have gone in reverse since 2003. But don't let that get ya down.
Eh, I'm not going to sit here and argue with you, you aren't going to be convinced. I don't think that team had any pitcher with the potential of Greinke or Bautista, and the best pitcher on that team is Runelvys, who is finally back although I think it'll take him some time to get back to it. I think it all starts with pitching, and I don't think we'll win as many games as 2003, but this team has far, far more potential down the road....

bkkcoh
04-04-2005, 01:51 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/images/baseball/mlb/players/60x80/490439.jpg

talk about looking young, my son in high school looks as old as he does..

Nzoner
04-04-2005, 01:51 PM
Well, JoPo does. Around June he'll write some weepy column about "seeing the sadness in Pena's deep brown eyes ..."

I'll take $50 on that article appearing before June.

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 01:51 PM
I'm thinking for Royals season, i'm going to put everyone on ignore, except for tk13. He's going to fill my head with positive thoughts, buzzwords like "potential, upside, flashes", and most importantly, PLAYOFF hopes!

ChiTown
04-04-2005, 01:52 PM
Eh, I'm not going to sit here and argue with you, you aren't going to be convinced. I don't that team had any pitcher with the potential of Greinke or Bautista, and the best pitcher on that team is Runelvys, who is finally back although I think it'll take him some time to get back to it. I think it all starts with pitching, and I don't think we'll win as many games as 2003, but this team has far, far more potential....

I just can't figure what this team is offensively. We're not a power team, not a speed team, not a great run manufacturing team........Where the hell are they going with this group?

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:52 PM
Well, as beautiful as last year's opening day was, this one was just as ugly. Only 161 more to go...

tk13
04-04-2005, 01:54 PM
I'm thinking for Royals season, i'm going to put everyone on ignore, except for tk13. He's going to fill my head with positive thoughts, buzzwords like "potential, upside, flashes", and most importantly, PLAYOFF hopes!
I know I'm going to get ripped up and down all season, but I like what we're doing, none of this Juan Gonzalez/Benito Santiago "ooh we're spending money" BS... go ahead and mock me. When guys like Greinke and Teahen are tearing it up in a year or two I will have the last laugh. :)

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 01:55 PM
I know I'm going to get ripped up and down all season, but I like what we're doing, none of this Juan Gonzalez/Benito Santiago "ooh we're spending money" BS...

No ripping here. I agree 100%.

petegz28
04-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Eh, I'm not going to sit here and argue with you, you aren't going to be convinced. I don't think that team had any pitcher with the potential of Greinke or Bautista, and the best pitcher on that team is Runelvys, who is finally back although I think it'll take him some time to get back to it. I think it all starts with pitching, and I don't think we'll win as many games as 2003, but this team has far, far more potential down the road....


Well good. You probably shouldn't of started aruging with me in the first place. Just because someone doesn't share your opinion is no reason to start saying they don't knwo what they are talking about. We may have potential down the road. Only it will end up on the Yankees, Mets or Astros.

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 01:57 PM
I know I'm going to get ripped up and down all season, but I like what we're doing, none of this Juan Gonzalez/Benito Santiago "ooh we're spending money" BS...
I like it too. From what i've been hearing is we are going to stick with developing these young guys, and try to keep them around for as long as possible. I also like the "no expectations" feeling of this season...all I want to see is these guys go out and give it their best. Maybe some magic will happen...

chiefz
04-04-2005, 01:57 PM
Holy cow, what a day for Dimitri Young.

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 01:57 PM
Well good. You probably shouldn't of started aruging with me in the first place. Just because someone doesn't share your opinion is no reason to start saying they don't knwo what they are talking about. We may have potential down the road. Only it will end up on the Yankees, Mets or Astros.
Well, you consistently have no idea what you are talking about. I think he already had you pegged as an idiot.

Nzoner
04-04-2005, 01:58 PM
I know I'm going to get ripped up and down all season, but I like what we're doing, none of this Juan Gonzalez/Benito Santiago "ooh we're spending money" BS... go ahead and mock me. When guys like Greinke and Teahen are tearing it up in a year or two I will have the last laugh. :)

I appreciate the optimism,personally I just haven't been able to get into baseball for some time.Hopefully,these youngsters can change all that for me but all I can see is them developing here to go on and become stars for someone else.

petegz28
04-04-2005, 02:01 PM
Well, you consistently have no idea what you are talking about. I think he already had you pegged as an idiot.


Speak for yourself jerk... :rolleyes:

You people on here crack me up. Only one's who ever know what they are talking about are you and everyone else doesn't know shit.


Funny if I never know what I am talking about how come most of your posts seem to match up with mine? :hmmm:

I gues you are just an idiot that don't know shit either huh?

tk13
04-04-2005, 02:02 PM
I appreciate the optimism,personally I just haven't been able to get into baseball for some time.Hopefully,these youngsters can change all that for me but all I can see is them developing here to go on and become stars for someone else.
A lot of these guys won't be free agents until 2009-2011.... if they can't become good players by then, then we probably won't keep them, and if they do become good players, we'll have 4-5 years of a solid nucleus.

Saulbadguy
04-04-2005, 02:03 PM
Speak for yourself jerk... :rolleyes:

You people on here crack me up. Only one's who ever know what they are talking about are you and everyone else doesn't know shit.


Funny if I never know what I am talking about how come most of your posts seem to match up with mine? :hmmm:

I gues you are just an idiot that don't know shit either huh?
I never claimed to know anything. I just feed off other peoples opinions, and try to interject when I know I can piss someone off.

Bob Dole
04-04-2005, 02:04 PM
I never claimed to know anything. I just feed off other peoples opinions, and try to interject when I know I can piss someone off.

Get your own schtick.

|Zach|
04-04-2005, 02:04 PM
Speak for yourself jerk... :rolleyes:

You people on here crack me up. Only one's who ever know what they are talking about are you and everyone else doesn't know shit.


Funny if I never know what I am talking about how come most of your posts seem to match up with mine? :hmmm:

I gues you are just an idiot that don't know shit either huh?
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petegz28
04-04-2005, 02:06 PM
I never claimed to know anything. I just feed off other peoples opinions, and try to interject when I know I can piss someone off.

That explains a lot... :rolleyes:
I believe you 100% too....

tk13
04-04-2005, 02:07 PM
Well good. You probably shouldn't of started aruging with me in the first place. Just because someone doesn't share your opinion is no reason to start saying they don't knwo what they are talking about. We may have potential down the road. Only it will end up on the Yankees, Mets or Astros.
For the record, I was referring to you saying we cut payroll by 23 million. That was completely incorrect, it wasn't close to that, you didn't know what you were talking about... that wasn't an opinion.

petegz28
04-04-2005, 02:08 PM
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nlm

Nzoner
04-04-2005, 02:09 PM
And in other news.....

Carlos Beltran now 3-4 needs a triple to hit for the cycle.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 02:10 PM
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Not fair. Everyone knows pete is a Pamprin man. :p :p

petegz28
04-04-2005, 02:10 PM
For the record, I was referring to you saying we cut payroll by 23 million. That was completely incorrect, it wasn't close to that, you didn't know what you were talking about... that wasn't an opinion.

Sorry I mispoke..I meant 23%. I'll strive to reach your level of perfection...I beg your forgivness.


:rolleyes:

petegz28
04-04-2005, 02:11 PM
Not fair. Everyone knows pete is a Pamprin man. :p :p


That's right! Midol gives me migranes!

tk13
04-04-2005, 02:13 PM
Sorry I mispoke..I meant 23%. I'll strive to reach your level of perfection...I beg your forgivness.


:rolleyes:
Good luck. Just make sure to eat your Wheaties, and look in your vanity mirror every 5 minutes while you fix your hair. That's how I do it.

alnorth
04-04-2005, 02:13 PM
Well, this game thread sucked to write. I was tempted to abandon it but figured I'd hold out for a massive comeback. I usually do one of these every opening day, but if by some miracle the Royals have another meaningful game and I have time, I may start one of these again.

mcan
04-04-2005, 02:14 PM
Nice shot by Pickering at the end there. From now on, I think we should intentionally walk big time power hitters when our guy is down in the count 3-0. Getting lit up like that won't get you any wins... Rather give up the walk.


Really a crappy day for the Boys in Blue. Hope it turns around with Hernandez on Wednesday.

Ari Chi3fs
04-04-2005, 02:14 PM
Looks like the Royals have a Career-Day Defense also...

at least Dimitri young thinks so.

tk13
04-04-2005, 02:16 PM
Boy, it just doesn't look right seeing Randa in a Reds uniform.

siberian khatru
04-04-2005, 02:17 PM
Hey, pete, if you really want to make tk13 look bad, jump on the Pickering bandwagon.

ROFL :p ROFL :p

tk13
04-04-2005, 02:19 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=fanball-tigersyoungonpacefor&prov=fanball&type=lgns

Tigers: Young on pace for 486 homers

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, April 4, 2005

News

Tigers DH Dmitri Young hit three homers and drove in five RBI Monday against the Royals. He was a perfect 4-for-4.

Views

It's a nice way to start the 2005 campaign. While we don't think he'll hit 486 homers actually, we sure he won't he's made a big stride returning to his 2003 form where he hit 29 homers with 85 RBI. If he wasn't in your lineup, all we can say is, ouch!

petegz28
04-04-2005, 02:20 PM
Hey, pete, if you really want to make tk13 look bad, jump on the Pickering bandwagon.

ROFL :p ROFL :p

Pickering? The only guy that did something today? :p

WTF is Sweeney even doing on our team still? Didn't he go 0 for.. today?


Meanwhile Beltran is kicking ass!