KC Kingdom is expanding at a rapid pace, and our goal is to be the best Kansas City area sports site on the internet. Ben and I are pleased to announce we have added another new staff member, Adam Cheshier, to our staff roster. Adam will be helping in our effort to expand our Royals coverage. We are excited to have him writing for KC Kingdom.
Adam has hit the ground running and has already published his first two articles with us. Check out his Royals Hot Stove report card, and how Johan Santana could be a feasible option for the Royals rotation.
Like all of the new writers to KC Kingdom, Tom took a few minutes to answer eight questions so we can get to know him just a little better. Here are his answers to those 8 questions:
How did you become a fan of the team you’re covering?
Royals- The Royals are the only team in any sport that I truly love. The Kansas City Royals are the sole reason I will stay put in Kansas City after college. So many memories as a kid with the whole neighborhood gang out at Kauffman. “Lima Time” was always our favorite time. And of course, as was he many people’s favorite Royal of the last decade, David Dejesus used to be my favorite Royal. But ever since the young third baseman, Alex Gordon, stepped on to the scene, he has taken over as my favorite Royal of all-time.
Jayhawks- Funny thing is, I used to be a Mizzou fan. My whole family is Tigers’ fans, and I used to be too. However, I was young and easily controllable. I couldn’t stand former MU Basketball coach, Quinn Snyder. So being the rebellious second grader that I was, I told my dad that I was going to stick it to the Tigers and cheer for KU until Quinn was fired. It took too long to fire him and I fell in love with winning basketball at KU. Call me a fair-weather fan, but I stick with KU, even through football season.
What is your college/educational background?
What do you do for a living?
What is your favorite sports moment or memory?
My favorite sports memory will forever be playing backyard baseball with the neighborhood gang. We were everything that the kids in “The Sandlot” were. We started our own league, kept stats, held tournaments; the whole nine yards. Those were the best days of my life. As for my favorite sports moment that I didn’t participate in, the 2007 Fiesta Bowl between Boise State and Oklahoma. I’m not a huge college football junkie, but that game was mimicked during backyard football games in my neighborhood throughout my entire childhood.
If you would like to write for KC Kingdom, covering the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting Kansas City, the Jayhawks, Wildcats, or Tigers, please fill out our online application. We are always looking to add passionate fans to our roster of outstanding staff writers.