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U.L.’s Toothpick: What If…The Royals Didn’t Fire Whitey Herzog?

It may have been one of the most short-sighted decisions in Royals history. After a disappointing 1979 season, the Royals fired manager Whitey Herzog, who had led the Royals to the playoffs the previous three years. Sure, there were off-field circumstances behind the move – Herzog had publicly criticized general manager Joe Burke and owner […]

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U.L.’s Toothpick: The Year Of The Card–Jose Offerman, 1998

It is perhaps the best tricky trivia question about Royals’ history: which player has the highest career batting average in franchise history (minimum 1,000 at-bats)? Most people, unsuspecting, would guess George Brett. Someone expecting an unusual answer might throw out Hal McRae or Mike Sweeney or someone like that. Most people probably don’t know the […]

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The Dynasty That Wasn’t?

Here we are, at the end of the Royals’ championship window for this group of players. I know, the Royals have made some noise about re-signing their impending free agents, but I’ll believe that when I see it. Odds are, the key players are going to be too expensive, and at any rate there is […]