KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a cold wind blowing outside and the warmth of spring training still more than a month away, Alex Gordon walked into the home clubhouse of Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and grinned. He was home. And he will be for a while.
Forgive me for stepping outside the good cheer of the season, just for a few minutes. But I’m angry. Or maybe frustrated is a better word. The event that just lit me up once again was the announcement by Major League Baseball czar Rob
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dillon Gee. Never mind who he is for a moment. Instead, consider the panic he’s caused. Despite back-to-back World Series appearances and winning the whole enchilada last season, Royals fans are frightened. Maybe it comes from two decades in the wilderness —
KANSAS CITY — Here’s one stone-cold fact we learned last year: Trusting the Royals’ scouts might be the safest bet in baseball. Given this group’s track record of finding gold in dry river beds (Kendrys Morales, Chris Young, Ryan Madson, Kris Medlen, etc.), you
KANSAS CITY — No question, Royals fans are terrified. You can see it on the guy wearing his “World Series Champion” hoodie at the grocery store — face pinched, body slightly hunched as though waiting to absorb a mighty blow. This is what baseball folk call the “
A number of local youth bowlers from the Manhattan area competed in the USBC state championship this past weekend in Olathe. The Little Apple Lanes 1 team won the Division 1 team competition with a score of 2,873, finishing 184 pins better than second place. The team was made
It may be another few years before Charlie Haney fully understands the scope of his accomplishment at Colbert Hills Golf Course earlier this month. The 5-year-old golfer hit a hole-in-one on No. 3 at Colbert Hills’ Par 3 Course, sending a shot over the creek with his
Daniel Harkin won a major regional tennis tournament, and two other Manhattan kids also turned in impressive finishes this past weekend. Harkin, a seventh-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, won the 12-and-under boys singles title at the winter Sweet 16 tournament, held in Topeka. The Sweet 16 included
Not one, not two, but 14 world records. That is an amazing accomplishment by one man. All of these records have to do with basketball free throws, and they were all set by a man from rural Kansas. Bob Fisher is the man who set these
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Terry Ryan looked around the room, where most of the major league general managers were gathered. “There’s really no excuse for all us here not to be competitive,” the Minnesota Twins GM said Tuesday. Everyone wants to be the Kansas
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