Kansas City Royals: Hot Start Is No Fluke

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Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4), center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6), and right fielder Alex Rios (15) –  Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

On paper this team is slightly better, but their attitude, as in swagger not poor, is light years ahead of last year. A trip to the World Series will do that to a team.

Take a look at the picture below. Do you think Ventura is picking a fight with Mike Trout and his shoulders if KC didn’t sweep the Angels last year on the way to the World Series?

I’ll just go ahead and tell you the answer is, no, and that’s not a bad thing. The New York Yankees had a mean streak to them, or at least an “I don’t care what you think of me” attitude in the ’90s and early 2000s when they were winning championships like they were the UCONN women’s basketball team.

They sought out what they wanted, and they went for it.

This is what the Royals are doing. They aren’t winning games by one run like they seemed to do more often that not last year. In fact, they’ve won all seven by at least two.

They are kicking their opponents when they are down, a notion backed up with wins of 10-1, 9-2, and 12-3 so far this season.

It took them 33 games to win by at least seven runs last season. Three of them? That took until June 17th.

In case you haven’t checked a calendar in a while, it’s still April.

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