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Scenes from Spring Training: Welcome to 2013, Royals fans

Mar 1, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT


This was the rare spring training game that got more interesting as opposed to less interesting as it went on. And the reason for it was the very reason why I came here today: the Royals system is stocked.

But the system is still young, and for as good as Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and all of the rest of the bumper crop of talent is, they still have to wait until the waning innings of an early spring training game to get in on the action.

And get in they did.  In the bottom of the eighth, with the game tied 3-3, Lorenzo Cain doubled to left center. He was then singled in by Mike Moustakas.  Eric Hosmer followed and walked before the inning ended. The Royals went up 4-3, and that lead held as they went on to win the game by that score. The final two outs of the game came on a diving catch by Lorenzo Cain in right center, who then doubled a runner off second, kicking off Wilbert Harrison’s “Kansas City” on the loudspeakers. It was sweet.

It’s going to be a long year, Royals fans. The team is going to lose a lot of games. But there is hope. And it’s not going to be long before your boys are winning a lot of games.

  1. phukyouk - Mar 1, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    craig – i checked to see if the royals fans were reading this but his internet is out. sorry.

  2. Jeremiah Graves - Mar 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    As a Twins fan, I’m both excited and terrified of the crop of talent they’ve got down in KC.

    It’ll make for some good baseball, but it could make winning in the AL Central real tricky for about six years until they all hit free agency and move onto greener pastures.

    • Old Gator - Mar 1, 2011 at 10:53 PM

      A Feesh fan knows dat feelin’ too.

  3. kiwicricket - Mar 2, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Does this mean that ‘they’ might actually broadcast a Royals game one day on ESPN??? In the 13 years I have been following, I’ve never been able to witness how bad they are which leaves me feeling rather indifferent.

    • kiwicricket - Mar 2, 2011 at 3:05 AM

      And to Mr Hair and other well-wishers…I appreciate the kind words. All family accounted for which unfort is not the case throughout. Brothers new Audi reduced to the size of a small dog which brings some sort of amusment in an otherwise difficult time. PS Richard Gere is a bad man.

    • sportsdrenched - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:06 PM

      There was A game on ESPN last year. But I was too busy blowing things up to watch.

  4. yankeesfanlen - Mar 2, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    I don’t think this marvelous talent of the Royals will have to wait for free agency for them to become Yankees.

    • sportsdrenched - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      Anytime a Yankee Fan is jealous of the Royals is a good time.

      …and my internet is back.

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