Aug 5, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals second basemen Miguel Tejada (24) makes a throw to first for an out from his knees against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

KC Headlines: Royals Roll, Alex Smith Looks Sharp, Bill Self to the NBA?


Royals 1,000,000,000 (ish), Lady In the Fountains 1, Twins 0

Okay, maybe I’m off a little, but the Royals did blow out the Twins last night. Eric Hosmer homered and had five RBI, Moose had four hits and two RBI, and Jeremy Guthrie threw a complete game shutout with seven strikeouts. It was a complete wipeout in what will be a critical homestand for the Royals.

Oh, and some lady jumped in the left field fountains.

KC will send James Shields out tonight in an attempt to win the series early and try to gain another game on either Cleveland or Detroit. Cleveland lost to the Tigers 4-2 after Chris Perez blew a save in the ninth inning. Jason Kipnis brother was not pleased.



– Jamaal Charles wants to be a Hall of Famer. (Arrowhead Addict)

– A recipe for a perfect preseason debut for the Chiefs. (Arrowhead Addict)

– Your August 5 Royals minor league recap sees Bubba Starling get a big hit. (Kings of Kauffman)

– Every KU fan’s nightmare, every non-KU fan’s fantasy:

Bill Self to the NBA?

“[A]t some point and time, sure, I think it would (tempt me). It would be great to be able to match wits with the best athletes in the world, but I’m certainly happy where I’m at.

“I’m not saying I never would (coach in the NBA) but I’m locked in.”


– New England Revolution’s decision to deal Clint Dempsey is still a factor for the club. Was it worth it?

– Speaking of Dempsey, here is how his deal with Seattle went down. Sporting KC was never an option.

– Art Donovan died this past Sunday. “The only weight I ever lifted weiged 24 ounces. It was a Schlitz. I always replaced my fluids.”

– “The Fall’s” writer Allan Cubitt on women and violence in TV drama is an interesting read.

– A Connecticut boy feels Alex Trebek cheated him in Final Jeopardy. He misspelled “proclamation.”


Go Royals.



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