ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Billy “Country Breakfast” Butler drove in seven runs to help the Royals edge by the Phillies yesterday 9-8. Things were made interesting by J.C. Gutierrez and Greg Holland in the ninth but Kelvin Herrera saved the day and ended the Phillies rally.
Today is the home opener for the Royals against the Minnesota Twins.
Kansas center Jeff Withey was named co-Defensive Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Withey set a school record for blocks in a season (146) and blocks in a career (312) this years.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Sam Mellinger says the Royals makeover was accomplished by the fans. (KC Star)
– Lee Judge’s guide to the ballpark. (KC Star)
– Even after difficult Final Four loss, Gregg Marshall is in the right place. (Capital-Journal)
– Mike Alden says football is the key to Missouri’s future. (Post-Dispatch)
– James Franklin is still working to keep his starting quarterback job. (Post-Dispatch)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
Former British prime minister Margret Thatcher as died. 87.
Springfield, Missouri-based Drury University wins the NCAA Division II National Championship. Panthers.
Jenna Jameson was arrested over the weekend. Battery.
James Cameron will use underwater motion capture to the next Avatar movie. Fern Gully II.
ONE MORE THING…
Mad Men returned last night. Here is a video of Roger Sterling’s best one-liners.