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chiefqueen
04-12-2008, 06:19 PM
I did not see a game thread started so I tooked the iniative. They are using the CF camera tonight (could not lasr due to weather).

MTG#10
04-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Tooked?

Silock
04-12-2008, 06:35 PM
LOL

Guillen flies out.

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 06:40 PM
ok so whats the deal with the white pants i didn't hear on the radio but i assume the blue pants got mixed up by ups or osmething

kstater
04-12-2008, 06:44 PM
ok so whats the deal with the white pants i didn't hear on the radio but i assume the blue pants got mixed up by ups or osmething

Powder blue tops only this year.

eazyb81
04-12-2008, 06:49 PM
Powder blue tops only this year.

Odd look, I wonder why they decided on that.

Deberg_1990
04-12-2008, 07:34 PM
Wow, 2nd good outing in a row for Tomko.

Tomko>Meche






















For now at least......

Mr. Arrowhead
04-12-2008, 07:36 PM
too bad we cant score any runs

Bowser
04-12-2008, 07:38 PM
****ing Twins. Why can't we beat this team?

Silock
04-12-2008, 07:39 PM
****ing Twins. Why can't we beat this team?

No shit. We're getting schooled by a dude named BOOF. HIS NAME IS ****ING BOOF. Come on.

ChiTown
04-12-2008, 07:53 PM
Gawd, our offense is pathetic.

Fkn Royals - they can either hit or pitch in any given year, but haven't been able to do both in I don't know how long...............:cuss:

kcfan82
04-12-2008, 07:54 PM
I just got back, didn't get my damn Butler jersey and the upper deck got to arctic temperatures at 15,000 feet above sea level.....

Deberg_1990
04-12-2008, 07:59 PM
Pretty sad when your team is only down 2 runs and you can say: Game Over.

Bowser
04-12-2008, 08:03 PM
Beavis must start all Royals threads from here on out.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 08:06 PM
I still can't believe a team in the AL expects to be competitive with an offense this far below just major league averages....

Deberg_1990
04-12-2008, 08:11 PM
I still can't believe a team in the AL expects to be competitive with an offense this far below just major league averages....

23 consecutive scoreless innings....

ChiTown
04-12-2008, 08:11 PM
I still can't believe a team in the AL expects to be competitive with an offense this far below just major league averages....

It's a weird lineup.

Lot's of guys that "can" hit, but not many run producers.......

Mecca
04-12-2008, 08:15 PM
It's a weird lineup.

Lot's of guys that "can" hit, but not many run producers.......

They have guys who should be backups at alot of spots or 2 guys where there should only be 1, stuff like that.

Like I'll roll through some of their guys..on a good team this is what these guys do...

Buck-backup
Gload-nice backup/pinch hitter
Pena-probably not even on a roster
Gathright/Dejesus-both of these guys should not be on the same ML roster and are likely best suited as 4th OF's
Teahen-still doesn't produce like a corner OF does and likely would sit on a good team

Some of the guys I'm not even listing are young guys we don't know much about, they just have guys who don't hit for their positions especially in the OF and at 1st.

Bob Dole
04-12-2008, 08:23 PM
They have guys who should be backups at alot of spots

There's that handy macro again.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 08:32 PM
There's that handy macro again.

What do you want me to say?

I'm sorry you can't have 2 of your 3 OF's hitting less than 20 HR's in the AL unless you got guys in the infield who produce at OF rate and the Royals don't. You will not win games in the AL that far below average production.

Deberg_1990
04-12-2008, 08:33 PM
So are the leadoff guys not gettin on base??

Or are the alledged "big sticks" of Butler, Gordon, Guillen and Teahan not driving them in??

Mecca
04-12-2008, 08:34 PM
So are the leadoff guys not gettin on base??

Or are the alledged "big sticks" of Butler, Gordon, Guillen and Teahan not driving them in??

This team doesn't have any "big sticks"

tk13
04-12-2008, 08:34 PM
It's the 2nd week of the season. Odds are the offense is going to get better, as often happens in baseball when the weather warms... and the pitching numbers will possibly drift back a bit. Who knows though. In reality there's probably not too much to change other than Gload at 1st. Guys like Butler and Gordon are just going to have growing pains. Guillen is probably going to get his numbers. Teahen has quietly been very solid so far. Gathright is stealing bases. There are a lot of pieces there to work with. But it's only the 2nd week.

But then again, if given the choice, I'd rather have great pitching and defense... that's what usually gets you somewhere, as any Royal fan would know by now.

petegz28
04-12-2008, 08:43 PM
These guys are starting to look too much like last year. I hope Hillman nips that in the bud. We need to be scoring more. Losing is one thing. Scoring 1 run in 3 games is Buddy Bell type BS.

petegz28
04-12-2008, 08:45 PM
So are the leadoff guys not gettin on base??

Or are the alledged "big sticks" of Butler, Gordon, Guillen and Teahan not driving them in??

Yes. Too inconsistent with the hits and too many pop flys or ground outs. Little bit of bad hitting luck but overall we just look weak at the plate.

petegz28
04-12-2008, 08:48 PM
wow shut out back-back. Hillman better light some fires.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 08:49 PM
I don't think no matter what he says he's gonna make them score a bunch of runs, it's a blah lineup.

wazu
04-12-2008, 08:49 PM
Guillen is the most worthless mother****er alive.

petegz28
04-12-2008, 08:53 PM
I don't think no matter what he says he's gonna make them score a bunch of runs, it's a blah lineup.

Yes but we have more than 2 runs in us. Our pitching is making it possible to win games scoring 3 -4 runs. We have to back up solid ptiching performances with the small ball.

But we came out of the gate so hot at the plate we are due for a bit of a funk. Hopefully we break out tomorrow.

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 08:54 PM
that was pretty selfish of gullien not to atleast take one pitch and try to get on base even if he hit's one towards I-70 it wouldn't have tied the game

Nzoner
04-12-2008, 08:54 PM
26 innings without a single run :shake:

ChiefsCountry
04-12-2008, 08:55 PM
They are getting hits just not producing runs. Twins have had our number for some reason over the years.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 08:56 PM
The Royals have a bunch of singles hitters and no run producers....

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 08:59 PM
I wouldn't mind having sweeney right now

kcfan82
04-12-2008, 09:00 PM
The Royals have a bunch of singles hitters and no run producers....

I thought the new tactic was to get a guy on and then steal 3 bases?

tk13
04-12-2008, 09:01 PM
Well, let's all freak out at once. All together now.

ChiefsCountry
04-12-2008, 09:02 PM
Basically the Royals lack a bat in left field and 1st base. I think Gordon and Butler will knock runs in, but we still dont have power in those positions. I wish we could have got Delmon Young, I think the Twins got a steal in him.

MTG#10
04-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Just a bump in the road, they'll win 7 of their next 10.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 09:05 PM
Basically the Royals lack a bat in left field and 1st base. I think Gordon and Butler will knock runs in, but we still dont have power in those positions. I wish we could have got Delmon Young, I think the Twins got a steal in him.

That sums it up, you can't have a singles hitter left fielder and first basemen unless you somehow have a 2nd baseman like Chase Utley or a CF that really hits, this team has no power, then again it really never has.

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 09:06 PM
butler and gordon will be 30 homerun guys. I don't know if you guys know that it is 20 degrees out. The twins had a fly ball go out of the ball park when it was about 10 degrees warmer. If dejesus comes back healthy that will give us a boost.

kcchiefsus
04-12-2008, 09:07 PM
Worst ****ing offense in the league.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 09:07 PM
butler and gordon will be 30 homerun guys. I don't know if you guys know that it is 20 degrees out. The twins had a fly ball go out of the ball park when it was about 10 degrees warmer. If dejesus comes back healthy that will give us a boost.

Yes! another singles hitter!

sorry had to do it.

ChiefsCountry
04-12-2008, 09:08 PM
If dejesus comes back healthy that will give us a boost.

He is somebody they need to get rid of.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 09:09 PM
He is somebody they need to get rid of.

We agree, I think the Royals and alot of the fans need to understand in the AL, you need run production bats. You don't win in the AL with small ball you need guys who can rake...the fact that the Royals have still yet to have someone hit 40 HR's in franchise history is just sad to me.

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 09:10 PM
Yes! another singles hitter!

sorry had to do it.

We can't all have power packed lineups like the 2-9 tigers.

tk13
04-12-2008, 09:10 PM
I don't know why people are beating up on Teahen, he's probably been our best hitter so far.

He came into tonight with a 1.000+ OPS, and was on pace for 80 extra base hits and more walks than strikeouts. Combine that with outstanding baserunning and a strong arm in left, and he might be our best player so far. Now, my money would be that he finishes with an OPS under 1000 and less than 80 XBH, but... if we're going to freak out after 11 games, it would be really ignorant to say Teahen is the reason the offense is struggling at this exact moment. It isn't.

ChiefsCountry
04-12-2008, 09:12 PM
We agree, I think the Royals and alot of the fans need to understand in the AL, you need run production bats. You don't win in the AL with small ball you need guys who can rake...the fact that the Royals have still yet to have someone hit 40 HR's in franchise history is just sad to me.

Most of that is bc Kauffman isnt a power hitting ballpark. Its more of a NL style park.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 09:12 PM
Until Teahen shows any power at all I won't believe he has it...

And no you can't have all power guys but you need SOME.

I personally think corner OF's especially in the AL should be near perfect offensive players.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Most of that is bc Kauffman isnt a power hitting ballpark. Its more of a NL style park.

We had the steroid era era when guys were hitting 50/60 and 70 and we couldn't even have a guy hit 40?!?!!

Dylan
04-12-2008, 09:14 PM
I hope you win tonight...

The socks beat the jankees... :deevee:

where's the nascar thread? oh no --damn, cars are crashing everywhere... wow newman's car's in a ball of flame ... omg.... i think the race is on FOX what a clusterfu$k they're still spinning and crashing -- i hope nobody lands on their lid

(darryl waltrip asks one driver "what kind of shape are you in?" lmao

"well, darryl, didn't you see my jaw bone go flying?"

stupid idiot lol

ChiefsCountry
04-12-2008, 09:14 PM
We had the steroid era era when guys were hitting 50/60 and 70 and we couldn't even have a guy hit 40?!?!!

Well we had a couple of guys who could but didnt. Hell Beltran is perfect example.

kcfan82
04-12-2008, 09:14 PM
I think I'll also take this moment to remind people that's it's April.

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 09:15 PM
We are still tied in the win column for first throught he first eleven games. I will take it.

tk13
04-12-2008, 09:16 PM
I think I'll also take this moment to remind people that's it's April.
It wouldn't be ChiefsPlanet if certain people didn't have something to complain about for about 250 straight posts.

ChiefsCountry
04-12-2008, 09:18 PM
I like our team alot, its just that they are close to be a darn good team for many year to come - just missing a couple of players.

milkman
04-12-2008, 09:18 PM
We had the steroid era era when guys were hitting 50/60 and 70 and we couldn't even have a guy hit 40?!?!!

Oh come on.

With the Royals payroll, our guys couldn't afford the good steroids.

Mecca
04-12-2008, 09:19 PM
It wouldn't be ChiefsPlanet if certain people didn't have something to complain about for about 250 straight posts.

Oh cmon I'm just tired of seeing 2 out of 3 OF's and a 1st baseman who will be lucky to hit 10 HR's a piece.

MTG#10
04-12-2008, 09:20 PM
Oh come on.

With the Royals payroll, our guys couldn't afford the good steroids.

:LOL:

Deberg_1990
04-12-2008, 09:22 PM
Oh come on.

With the Royals payroll, our guys couldn't afford the good steroids.

Hey, we had Juan Gonzalez!

But unfortunately, we had the 2004 version instead of the 1997 version.

blueballs
04-12-2008, 09:58 PM
Chiefs and Royals fan
you poor
poor bastards

Sure-Oz
04-12-2008, 10:51 PM
I just got back, didn't get my damn Butler jersey and the upper deck got to arctic temperatures at 15,000 feet above sea level.....

I have a feeling we got shafted...i was there in line around 3 or so...it seemed big but no 20 ****ing thousand there...

Got in, tried 2 diff entrances and all gone. They had sizes S, M and XL, wtf happend to L ? It made no sense...

I overheard a staff member talking to someone saying there wasn't close to 20k jerseys available....makes me wonder if they ****ed it up...

Demonpenz
04-12-2008, 10:54 PM
I was pissed off too I drank beer and went to a nice restaurant olive garden then went out there for my butler Tshirt and only got the shaft **** the royals

BWillie
04-12-2008, 11:02 PM
what is the over or under on liriano blowing his arm off of his body. i give him two starts until that thing is laying on the mound. why did minnesota screw his career over just to try to win. i'd be pissed

doomy3
04-12-2008, 11:11 PM
I have a feeling we got shafted...i was there in line around 3 or so...it seemed big but no 20 ****ing thousand there...

Got in, tried 2 diff entrances and all gone. They had sizes S, M and XL, wtf happend to L ? It made no sense...

I overheard a staff member talking to someone saying there wasn't close to 20k jerseys available....makes me wonder if they ****ed it up...


I am good friends with the head of marketing for the Royals, and there were 20k jerseys given out tonight. There were no large ordered. Basically, it was XL for men, M for women, and S for kids.

SPchief
04-13-2008, 03:09 AM
Oh cmon I'm just tired of seeing 2 out of 3 OF's and a 1st baseman who will be lucky to hit 10 HR's a piece.


Because homeruns=wins? How many games did Barry win for the Giants?

Messier
04-13-2008, 03:11 AM
Because homeruns=wins? How many games did Barry win for the Giants?

Well how has having no power bats helped the Royals?

SPchief
04-13-2008, 03:13 AM
Well how has having no power bats helped the Royals?

Ask the A's and the Twins how they have won games in the AL

PHOG
04-13-2008, 03:17 AM
small ball...sshhh....small ball....:ZZZ::ZZZ::ZZZ:

Messier
04-13-2008, 03:39 AM
Ask the A's and the Twins how they have won games in the AL

Well, they won by having a roster of legitimate major league players. And there is a difference between having your home run leaders hitting between 25-35 as the Twins and A's have had the last four years, and no more than 21 (And that was Sweeney) and in most cases no more than 15.

ClevelandBronco
04-13-2008, 04:21 AM
No shit. We're getting schooled by a dude named BOOF. HIS NAME IS ****ING BOOF. Come on.

He had a name. His name was Boof.

He had a name. His name was Boof.

He had a name. His name was Boof.

beavis
04-13-2008, 04:23 AM
Well, let's all freak out at once. All together now.

Isn't it amazing what 3 games can do to the masses?

I'm for one more encouraged than anything right now. We're still pitching lights out. Offense is much easier to fix than pitching. Hell, look what the Dbacks did last year. Won their division while being outscored.

beavis
04-13-2008, 04:24 AM
I was pissed off too I drank beer and went to a nice restaurant olive garden then went out there for my butler Tshirt and only got the shaft **** the royals

Dude, you went to the Olive Garden before a baseball game? What's wrong with you?

Reerun_KC
04-13-2008, 07:19 AM
come on royals you can do it...

Lets keep up our annual 20 game slid going...

We know you can do it!!!!!!

Bill Parcells
04-13-2008, 07:55 AM
It seems my anti mojo thread has put the beloved Royals in a tail spin. oh my, I'm terribly sorry. :wayne: PBJ

keg in kc
04-13-2008, 08:07 AM
The Royals always seem to have trouble with the Twins. Can't complain about 6 solid innings from Tomko, even with the loss.

Hopefully this afternoon won't be Bannister's first rough outting.

The bats will wake up in time. The question is whether the pitching will still be there.

gblowfish
04-13-2008, 09:46 AM
I have a feeling we got shafted...i was there in line around 3 or so...it seemed big but no 20 ****ing thousand there...

Got in, tried 2 diff entrances and all gone. They had sizes S, M and XL, wtf happend to L ? It made no sense...

I overheard a staff member talking to someone saying there wasn't close to 20k jerseys available....makes me wonder if they ****ed it up...

Last night a couple friends of mine, Mrs. Blowfish and I went to the Royals game. Had a generally lousy time. Not because of the company, and Mrs. Blowfish was a trouper.

Here's why:

1. Because of the construction at the ball park, my friend who was in charge of getting the tix couldn't find an open ticket booth to buy pre-sale tickets at Kauffman. This is like two weeks ago. He buys them at ticket master instead, and we pay $15 more for the seats because of fees.

2. It was 38 degrees with a north wind gusting to 35mph.

3. The main reason we went was because it was Billy Butler jersey night. But the Royals only made 20,000 of them, and sold 39,000 seats. So only half of the fans got one. We showed up 90 minutes ahead of first pitch and didn't get one. The guys at the gate said they were all gone in the first 30 minutes, some people has lined up six hours early.

4. Basic beer now $7 each. Yikes.

5. Our seats were about six rows from the very top, and it was cold. Real cold. We were dressed like for a Chiefs game, but for some reason, cold weather for baseball always seems worse than Chiefs cold.

6. Royals get three lousy hits, get shut out 2-0, their second shut out in a row, fall out of first place.

We stayed until the 8th. My wife was cold, and so was I. Glad to get out of there.

I think I'll just watch the Royals on TV this year. That way if I start to get disappointed, I'll only have emotional, and not financial, investment. And I certainly won't use first 20,000 promotional items as any kind of motivation.
One of the ticket takers told my friend "You bought a ticket and parking, we don't owe you anything more if you can't get here early enough." Nice.

Adept Havelock
04-13-2008, 09:54 AM
Oh cmon I'm just tired of seeing 2 out of 3 OF's and a 1st baseman who will be lucky to hit 10 HR's a piece.

If it makes you that tired, quit watching. :shrug:

shaneo69
04-13-2008, 09:57 AM
C'mon people, it's a Billy freakin' Butler t-shirt. He'll probably be out of the league in 3 years anyway...

KcMizzou
04-13-2008, 10:31 AM
C'mon people, it's a Billy freakin' Butler t-shirt. He'll probably be out of the league in 3 years anyway....

Demonpenz
04-13-2008, 11:54 AM
I wa sso pissed off who cares about the royals i want my butler shirt

MahiMike
04-13-2008, 12:34 PM
It's all about the UNI's!

I keep waiting for the Chiefs to change uniforms to get some karma.

alanm
04-13-2008, 12:45 PM
Isn't it amazing what 3 games can do to the masses?

I'm for one more encouraged than anything right now. We're still pitching lights out. Offense is much easier to fix than pitching. Hell, look what the Dbacks did last year. Won their division while being outscored.
As I said before if they get out of April with a .500 record I'll be happy. If they do a couple better than that I'll be ecstatic.
The Royals have historically blown chunks in April. Even during the 70's and 80's.

Sure-Oz
04-13-2008, 01:55 PM
Last night a couple friends of mine, Mrs. Blowfish and I went to the Royals game. Had a generally lousy time. Not because of the company, and Mrs. Blowfish was a trouper.

Here's why:

1. Because of the construction at the ball park, my friend who was in charge of getting the tix couldn't find an open ticket booth to buy pre-sale tickets at Kauffman. This is like two weeks ago. He buys them at ticket master instead, and we pay $15 more for the seats because of fees.

2. It was 38 degrees with a north wind gusting to 35mph.

3. The main reason we went was because it was Billy Butler jersey night. But the Royals only made 20,000 of them, and sold 39,000 seats. So only half of the fans got one. We showed up 90 minutes ahead of first pitch and didn't get one. The guys at the gate said they were all gone in the first 30 minutes, some people has lined up six hours early.

4. Basic beer now $7 each. Yikes.

5. Our seats were about six rows from the very top, and it was cold. Real cold. We were dressed like for a Chiefs game, but for some reason, cold weather for baseball always seems worse than Chiefs cold.

6. Royals get three lousy hits, get shut out 2-0, their second shut out in a row, fall out of first place.

We stayed until the 8th. My wife was cold, and so was I. Glad to get out of there.

I think I'll just watch the Royals on TV this year. That way if I start to get disappointed, I'll only have emotional, and not financial, investment. And I certainly won't use first 20,000 promotional items as any kind of motivation.
One of the ticket takers told my friend "You bought a ticket and parking, we don't owe you anything more if you can't get here early enough." Nice.


What a dick that guy was to your friend....also it pissed me off seeing some fans showing off their jerseys as the last ones and rubbing it in all of our faces, i proceeded to yell and cuss at the db after that. I dont care it did not seem like 20k jerseys, i didnt see 1000 empty boxes anywhere..

Oh well, i'll get over it and get my royals blanket 2 weeks from now i guess

Sure-Oz
04-13-2008, 01:58 PM
I am good friends with the head of marketing for the Royals, and there were 20k jerseys given out tonight. There were no large ordered. Basically, it was XL for men, M for women, and S for kids.

How many do you think there were of each size, i was just suprised as early as we got there that we had no chance and the line was moving. How many entrances are there then you think? The side we were at there was 2, then i moved to the middle area by the statues and there were maybe 5 or 6 and it seemed within 15-20 min they were gone. I also noticed several people with 4 or 5 jerseys in each hand...i thought it was the first 20k people, not first 20k tickets? I think that peeved me more than anything then just people wearing their own jerseys. Gotta love the people that got the jerseys and then left with a few in their hand as well!