Around The Kingdom: Nori Aoki, Aaron Crow, Kansas State Wildcats, and Chiefs Fans

Kansas City Royals right fielder Nori Aoki (23) Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports


Kansas City is one of the best sports towns in the country, and KC Kingdom has a lot of fun bringing you news from around the area for our professional and collegiate teams.

Few fans are as passionate about their teams than Kansas City fans, whether it is making Arrowhead Stadium the loudest outside venue in the world, or filling up Sporting Park each match, or being Royal in Kauffman Stadium. The area also supports three of the most passionate college fan bases in the country.

Each morning, we will try to bring you some news from around our sports kingdom, in addition to the news, information, editorials, and analysis KC Kingdom already provides.

We may also pass along an interesting post or two from around the world wide web, just for fun.

We hope enjoy the news from Around The Kingdom. Happy reading!

On Kings of Kauffman, Hunter Samuels investigates why Nori Aoki is striking out at a higher rate for the Kansas City Royals than in years past. From my point of view, Aoki looks to pull his head off the ball a lot. It is hard to hit what you can’t see. He also doesn’t seem to pull many balls either. Hunter has a bunch of interesting stats in his breakdown.

In 2013, Aoki didn’t get his 15th strikeout until June 16th. In 2012, his 15th strikeout came on June 3rd. After a quick glance at my calendar, I see that Aoki’s 15th strikeout in 2014 happened on April 23rd.

On Arrowhead Addict, Ben Nielsen is willing to talk about just about anything with Chiefs fans. Go ahead, don’t shy, send him a question at @ArrowheadAddict.  Ben has fun; enjoy the read.

The Kansas State Wildcats are gearing up for their spring football game. Grant Nicholson from Jug of Snyder give us 5 things for which we should be on the look out. How Daniel Sams transitions from quarterback to wide receiver should be interesting. Having him on the field at all times offensively could provide the Wildcats with a solid play maker.

Yes, it’s true. Aaron Crow hasn’t allowed an earned run for the Kansas City Royals in 2014. Craig Brown of Royals Reviews points out that everything isn’t as rosy as it seems with Crow.

The Royals maintain they’re not worried about Crow’s drop in velocity. Of course. The question is: Should we be worried? Should we worry for the Royals?

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