I, unfortunately, live in the sprawling urban wasteland that carries the mantle "Chicago". In the only sports related bright spot in my life since DJ wrecked Matt Forte's knee, I am lucky enough to get to take my 7 year old daughter to go see the Royals this Sunday for the daygame in Comisky... er, US Cellular... What? They went out of business in Chicagoland despite being HEADQUARTERED here and sold the naming rights to Sprint? Guess I have to come up with my own name for this place... I'm going to stick with "The Cell", but mostly because many South-siders will see their fair share of less enjoyable ones during their stints on earth.
As is required as a father, I'm trying to teach her how to be a proper sports fan, and that includes the art of heckling. And there's no better way to get her to start then by heckling MY Team! (In case you've never lost a divorce, your kids now just love to hate anything you love [but she's coming around on the Chiefs]).
To encourage(embarrass) her, I'm going to bring a big sign with us...
I've been an avid reader here for long enough to know there are quite a few devout Royals fans lurking, so to you, I pose a question:
Who are some of the players that made a name for themselves in KC (or would have, anyway, if anyone paid attention to Royals baseball) and then bolted for AL East money (and by that I mean level, not location)?
Something I personally like to refer to as "The Curse of Johnny Damon" because:
a) "Bret Saberhagen Syndrome" is too hard to say drunk (Damn you, Wrigleyville!!)
b) Nobody outside of KC knows who David Glass is
c) F*ck Johnny Damon.
Right now the list consists of:
These may not all be correct and they may have left for other reasons, if so, please let me know in a comment. I'm not trying to accuse anyone of being a baseball 'ho unfairly, but to that same end, If there's anyone I forgot SAY SO! Because traitors should be shamed... just ask Cleveland.
Yes, I'm sorry, I know this isn't Royals Review, but I hope nobody minds too much.