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Speed thrills: Mondesi’s thievery accelerates second half breakthrough

The stolen base just isn’t sexy anymore. As the launch angle revolution has taken root and baseball has evolved into a game more about hitting dingers and less about keeping the line moving, larceny on the bases has seemingly fallen out of favor. That doesn’t mean the steal still doesn’t have it’s place in the […]

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RECAP: Kennedy! Gordon! Esky! Royals turn back the clock to defeat Minnesota

For starters, I want to question the FS1 brass about what possibly constituted Minnesota and Kansas City’s being the featured Saturday night national broadcast. Were you throwing off because it was a college football Saturday? Were you hitting the Willians Astudillo/Effectively Wild demographic? Did y’all just want barbecue? It was the barbecue, wasn’t it? It’s […]

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Second Half Stardom (BP Kansas City Episode 114)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/13/second-half-stardom-bp-kansas-city-episode-114.mp3 It’s been a difficult year, but the last month hasn’t been so bad. A number of Royals have started hitting, including surprises like Ryan O’Hearn, and a couple of pitchers have been great. It makes for a more entertaining second half and an encouraging finish to the season. We discuss Jakob Junis, Adalberto Mondesi, […]