ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
So this weekend didn’t go so well. A sweep at the hands of the Yankee-less Yankees – seriously, Robinson Cano is the only real Yankee in that lineup – plummeted the Royals to 18-16 on the season. The good news is the Royals are only a game-and-a-half out of first place and the Angels are not a team that is necessarily “on fire” at the moment. And while the Royals have lost five of their last six, both teams – Baltimore and New York – are tied for first in the loaded AL East. So it wasn’t as if the Royals were swept by the Houston Astros or something.
May is going to be a difficult month for the Royals but if they can pull out of this thing at .500 or better then there will be (and should be) a lot of optimism about the outcome of the Royals season.
With that said: Someone please go and find us a second baseman and right fielder please. Thank you.
While the Royals were getting swept, the Chiefs completed their three-day rookie mini-camp at Arrowhead. Eric Fisher took all of his snaps at right tackle, Knile Davis worked on holding onto the ball, and Tyler Bray shined during red-zone work. Hooray mini-camp!
SPORTING! A 1-0 win of the the Houston Dynamo not only helped Sporting climb back to within a point of table-leading New York Red Bulls but also snap Houston’s 33-match home unbeaten streak. Aurelien Collin scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute and Jimmy Nielsen had four saves to notch another clean sheet. SKC will travel to Washington D.C. to take on D.C. United on Sunday.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Tyler Bray sounds determined to prove doubters wrong. (KC Star)
– Flowers made the NFL’s top 100 players list. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Listen to NW Arkansas GM Eric Edelstein talk baseball with the Baseball Vault. (Kings of Kauffman)
– K-State baseball swept KU to take over 1st in the Big 12 (Capital Journal)
– Andrew Wiggins will decide KU or no KU tomorrow. (KC Kingdom)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Barbara Walters will retire next summer. Legend.
– Look, it is the first trailer for Arrested Development season four! #$&@!!!
– The Great Gatsby took in $51.1 million this weekend. Is that good?
– Seth Meyers will take over for Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. Leno wasn’t available?
– There is a feather growing out of this baby’s neck. Seriously.
ONE MORE THING…
Celebrities read mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.