ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
SALVY! GORDY! Er…HOLLY?!
For the first time since 1988 the Royals had three players selected for the All-Star game and they did not disappoint. Salvador Perez became the first Royals player since Bo Jackson in 1989 to have a hit in the All-Star game, Alex Gordon made some solid plays in the outfield and nearly homered, and Greg Holland looked solid against the two batters he faced.
Probably the coolest moment for the Royals involved Salvador Perez catching the one inning Mariano Rivera threw in the eighth. Rivera, who won the game’s MVP award, will be retiring at the end of the season. The AL All-Stars honored him by staying in the dugout while Rivera took the mound from the bullpen to his theme song “Enter Sandman.” Rivera had a 1-2-3 inning.
Kansas City has two days off before returning to action Friday to start a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Kings of Kauffman sums up the All-Star game for the Royals. (Kings of Kauffman)
– Do the Chiefs have the best secondary in the NFL? (Arrowhead Addict)
– Psychics say the Chiefs won’t win the Super Bowl until 2021. (Arrowhead Addict)
– The pressure is on for Gary Pinkel and the Tigers. (KC Star)
– Graham Zusi is up for MLS Player of the Year at the ESPY’s tonight. (KC Star)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Rolling Stone magazine put Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on their cover. People are not pleased.
– Florida man wakes up with no memory, can only speak Swedish. That’s one hell of a night.
– Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN. Will host his own show.
– Good stuff on Cuban defector Jose Fernandez. Royals could use a defector or two.
ONE MORE THING…