Originally Posted by gblowfish
For more than 20 years now, Royals fans have been conditioned by the team's PR wanks to believe that just being part of MLB in a small market should be enough. In past years they've even marketed visiting teams as the draw. "Come see A-Rod, come see Ortiz, come see Albert, etc etc etc." The whole "just Thank God you're allowed to be a member" shit wears thin. How bout "Salute to the A's night?" How about charging a premium for tickets when the Yanks, Red Sox and Cards play here? Our fans have been conditioned to have NO expectations. That's why our stadium renovation was all shiny objects. The little K, a carousel, bars in the outfield, anything to serve as a distraction from the abysmal bullshit shoveled out onto the field.
I was thinking last night about the parade of abortions they've trotted out as starting players compared to other MLB teams. Emil Brown, Aaron Guile, Endy Chavez, Ryan Shealy, Chip Ambres, Dee Brown, Mike Di Felice, Sal Fasano, Esteban German, Ken Harvey, etc etc etc. And I'm not even going to mention guys who coasted out the last of their careers here like Juan Gone and Jose Guillen. And I can't even stomach going back and thinking about some of the pitching stiffs we've had. Scott Elarton was an all star for us, for Chrissakes.
Fox will gloss over all of this, of course. It's very depressing that we finally get a national spotlight, and only one guy makes the team. Oh, Ned made the team, and our trainer made the team, even though FOUR of our pitchers have gone down for Tommy John in one season - explain that to me.
Just be happy we have the game, the hotels and restaurants make money, then it's back to same old Royals. They'll be irrelevant by August 1st when pre-season football starts back up.
Same as it ever was.
Sigh...and I promised to be more optimistic in 2012....
I need to cheer up. I'm on vacation this week....
At least I get to watch Sal Perez the rest of this year. Watching Sal and Esky make it worth it.