ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Aside from Billy Butler, the bats went cold again last night as the Royals lost to the Angels in game two of the series, 6-2. Jeremy Guthrie allowed four solo home runs which lead to his first loss in 19 starts. Butler did homer and was responsible for both of the Royals runs scored. The Royals will wrap things up tonight in LA before traveling to Oakland for a three game series starting Friday.
Branden Albert showed up for OTA’s as was expected. Albert says the issues from earlier in the offseason are now in the past and he wants to remain in Kansas City. Bookend tackles of Albert and Eric Fisher would be very nice to have for the next four or five years, the question is if it is worth the money. It will be interesting to see how contract negotiations go from here.
Some guy named “Andrew Wiggins” is a Jayhawk now. This is neat. Bill Self said of Wiggins: “He’s an assassin, an alpha dog.” That’s neat. Wiggins should be fun to watch this season no matter where he went, but his decision to go to Kansas just made him one of the most polarizing figures in Kansas City, which only adds to the excitement of Wiggins.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Fred White has retired. (KC Star)
– Sam Mellinger has a solid piece on the Wiggins commitment. (KC Star)
– Turns out the more pitches you see, the more runs you score. (Kings of Kauffman)
– The Pioli draftees are dropping like flies. (Arrowhead Addict)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Now would be a good time to buy a Powerball ticket. $360 million.
– Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live. Goodbye, Stefon.
– Dan Brown has a new book out. It’s based on Dante’s Inferno.
– ESPN wanted to hire Seth Meyers. Huh.
ONE MORE THING…
There are many ways to open a beer.