Sam Mellinger gives you the breakdown of George Brett’s decision to resign as Royals hitting coach.
The truth is Brett just didn’t have it in him anymore. The energy. The drive. The tingle in the nerves that every player and every coach talk about needing to tackle the big-league life.
St. Joseph Mayor Bill Falkner and Kansas City Mayor Sly James are hosting a first-ever golf tournament Friday, the opening day of training camp, that has the potential for bringing their two communities closer together.
Consider that Mayor James and other visitors from his city will be making a sizable commitment of time to come here for a day of golf, charitable fundraising and socializing with St. Joseph civic and business leaders they may barely know. Consider that it fell to Mayor Falkner, as the junior partner in this relationship, to take the initiative, extend this invitation and hope for the best.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Looking for “Chiefs Bars” to attend on Sunday’s? Let this be your guide. (Arrowhead Addict)
– How many hits does it take to score a run? (Kings of Kauffman)
– Kyle Zimmer. Discuss. (Ball Star)
– What to expect from the Chiefs is hard to pin down. (KC Star)
– When Ned Yost compares Mike Moustakas to five Hall of Famers, magic happens. (Don’t Kill the Mellinger)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Watch Deadspin breakdown a year of ESPN’s SportsCenter. It gets ugly.
– Former K-State quarterback Josh Freeman is at a pivotal point in his NFL career. No pressure.
– Alfonso Soriano has been traded to the Yankees. Full circle.
– Clay Travis has the Tigers winning more games than last year, but is it enough?
– When mating sharks goes wrong. “This is just a very unfortunate, kind of a freakish thing.”
ONE MORE THING…
MC Hammer + Taco Bell = Delicious.