Mar 16, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A vender walks around with a Chicago Cubs hat on during the spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Chicago Cubs at HoHoKam stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

KC Headlines: Opening Day, UMKC, Justin Bieber’s Monkey


ABOUT LAST NIGHT…

First, OMG.

Moving on.

Today is Opening Day for the Royals and if you’re an optimist you’d probably say: OPENING DAY! ROYALS ARE GOING TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES! JAMES SHIELD MY HAVE MY FIRST BORN CHILD! SALVADOR PEREZ IS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR!

Or, if you’re a pessimist: OPENING DAY, ALSO KNOWN AS ROYALS SEASON FINALE DAY! DAYTON MOORE HATES PUPPIES! WE CELEBRATE EASTER BECAUSE OF WIL MYERS! JAMES SHIELDS RUINED MY LIFE!

Somewhere in there is just right. The Royals begin their chase for “Don’t Lose 100″ this afternoon against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Chris Sale will start for the Sox while Shields gets the call for the Royals. Expect the game to finish in a 0-0 tie, which would be the first in MLB history.

After watching the men vomit all over themselves on Friday, the Jayhawk women had a more respectable loss – if losing by 30 can be considered respectable – to top seed Notre Dame on Sunday. The 12th-seeded Jayhawks had a nice little run for themselves in the NCAA tournament, even if it did end in the Sweet Sixteen.

Is the WAC too WACK for UMKC? The Missouri Valley is planning on visiting with the Kansas City school in an effort to find a replacement for Creighton, who is leaving for the new Catholic 7/Big East conference next season.

IN OTHER NEWS…

-Kansas State’s women are in the “Final Four” of the WNIT. (Wichita Eagle)
-Alex Gordon is getting closer to what everyone expected of him coming out of college. (KC Star)
-Many supposed “experts” have the Royals winning the AL Central this season. (Ball Star)

ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…

Griner and the Lady Bears lost. Seriously.

There are personalized license plates no one is allowed to have in Kansas. BSTRDS.

Justin Bieber’s monkey was detained by German officials. Snicker.

Only $290,500 for a signed “Sgt. Pepper” album. Bargain.

ONE MORE THING…

Stop. Take a look and listen. (via Rap Radar)


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