Josh Q. Public: And it stinks. It makes the greatest town, greatest city in the world, lousy. The only thing that will turn this around is being upbeat and positive like we are in that locker room…And if you think I’m going to succumb to negativity, you’re wrong. -Rick Pitino
Public Service Announcement: OK, here we go! The Kansas City Royals. Such a shame. When I think of the Royals, I think of the George Brett Royals. The Willie Wilson Royals. The UL “Toothpick” Washington Royals. The Frank White Royals. The Amos Otis Royals. The Hal McRae Royals. The Dan Quisenberry Royals. The baby blue Royals. World Champions. Fantastic. Boombastic. Dynastic. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
The Royals were handed their tenth straight loss last night. What’s even sadder is that it’s not the first time. Not by a long shot.
They lost nineteen in a row in 2005. They lost eleven and thirteen in a row in 2006. This is their fourth double-digit losing streak in the last four seasons. The only other team in the majors with more than one losing streak of that length over that span is the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. And look at them. Look at them with one of the best records in all of baseball. They’re bona fide. Vernon here’s got a job. Vernon’s got prospects. He’s bona fide. What are you?
Just more of the same old same old. Another day, another loss. Things are going from bad to worse. Last night, leading 8-3 heading into the bottom of the 9th, Ramon Ramirez gave up a single, wild pitch, single, single, and single. Next thing you know Craig Monroe belts a three-run, game tying bomb off of Joel Peralta. Next thing you know, theeeeee Royals lose. Next thing you know, old Jed’s a millionaire. The Royals lose and Jose Guillen goes off into a curse ridden, Deadspin worthy tirade.
In what was supposed to be turn around year, the Royals continue their ineptness. It seems they seem content to endure the pain of waiting for Alex Gordon and Billy Butler to emerge as reliable run-producers. That could be a long wait. A mighty long wait.
Peace out homies. Six Two and Even!