This weekend, the Kansas City Royals were a bunch of losers.
There’s really no way to sugar-coat it.
On Friday, the Twins slammed horrible Kansas City pitching for a 10-1 loss, including ringing up 6 runs against starter Bruce Chen. On Saturday, the beat continued with a 7-1 embarrassment that featured six unearned runs against James Shields. Sunday was worst of all. After the Royals rallied from a 2-0 deficit with 3 runs in the top of the 8th, reliever Wade Davis flung a wild throw home after fielding a tapper to the mound with the bases loaded and one out. The wide toss sailed past C Salvador Perez‘s glove and allowed two runs to score on what should have been an inning-ending double play.
The chokers lost 4-3.
The Kansas City Royals stunk in very phase of the game this weekend: Pitching, Defense, and Hitting all failed. The Royals scored 5 runs in three games, allowed at least one unearned run in every game, and gave-up 21 runs and 5 errors.
It was so bad that no one on the team deserves a paycheck—because that’s what should happen when you don’t come to work for three days.
Major-league players get a lot of perks for their job: fame, fortune, and numerous off-the-field social and promotional opportunities. A paid three-day-vacation isn’t one of them. Yet, that is what the Royals collectively decided to take this weekend.
Woody Allen once said that 80% of success in life is “just showing up”. Let’s hope that the Royals take Woody’s advice against the Houston Astros over the next three days, or else their early-season siesta could snowball into a season-killing month.
The last thing Royals fans need after a hopeful 86-win season, is another 4-19 implosion—like we suffered through in May last year.