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Royals Nightly
Friday, September 17, 2004
 
On the Road Again
Our Royals begin a 10-game roadie today in Cleveland... I wonder if the franchise record for losses (100) will be intact when they return to the K?? This team is fully capable of turning in a 1-9/2-8 type trip, and in fact, if I really had to put money on it, I'd take the under on 3 wins.

So many wonderful things to think about though. Stairs getting resigned, D.A.R.Y.L approaching the 20 loss mark, the battle between Grimace and Smilin' Joe Randa for top team batting average, Sweeney's desire to re-enter the lineup, the epic pursuit of dead-last in strikeouts etc etc.

Oh, and the whole matter of the Royals not scoring in the last 18 innings. This is starting to look like that horrible stretch when they went through San Diego and Minnesota and scored something like 2 runs in 40 innings. You think this is surprising, then you look at the lineup and wonder how they ever score at all...

I'm officially labeling tonight's start a "big game" for Mike Wood. After showing flashes of acceptability, he's slowly degenerated into Bad Brian Anderson Lite, becoming a good candidate to allow more homers than strikeouts in any given game. I really want to see him bear down and put together a nice 6 innings.

We'll see.

OK, time to drive across 3 midwestern states.

Believe.

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