Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hosmer Homers!

You have to love a baseball player whose name is an anagram for "homers" and that's exactly what Eric Hosmer did tonight in Yankee Stadium.

I can only imagine what a thrill it must have been for him to get his first major league home run in the state he grew up in. And, to have his family on hand to witness it firsthand had to make it that much sweeter.

The solo shot (which seems to be a common trend for all of the Royals home runs this year) got the team on the board and then Hosmer drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning.

I'm really looking forward to seeing him play here at home and watching him continue this production in person.

After two games in the Bronx, the Royals are 1-1 on this road trip...I have to say I'm very happy with that.



Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Four in a Row!

Now that's what you're supposed to do after you lose six games in a row on the road...come home and win the first four!

The Royals had yet another walk-off win in extra innings last night as seems to be the theme this year. I'd prefer not to have quite so many stressful late innings, but it does make the end result that much more gratifying.

I can't wait to catch my first game of the season at the K tomorrow. Now I can only hope that the rain stays away long enough to enjoy the game.



Monday, May 02, 2011

Don't Call It a Comeback!

At least not until I actually start posting here on a regular basis again.

So what brings me back, you ask? (And by you, I mean the crickets that I'm hearing.)

The Kansas City Royals are running a contest to allow a select number of bloggers to come and blog live from The K for a game against the Cleveland Indians on May 17, 2011 and I thought it sounded like a great opportunity.

In filling out the registration form, it asked for a website address and I remembered, "HEYYYYY....I know I have a blog laying around here somewhere!"

And what do you know? I actually found it!

I can't believe it's been almost four years since I last posted to this blog and 5-1/2 years since I updated it on a regular basis. Even more amazing is the fact that I started this blog over 7 years ago.

I realize that a blog may be overkill in today's world of Facebook & Twitter (which weren't even on the radar when I started this thing), but it's still nice to know that there's once place I can go to write something without worrying about exceeding whatever character limit there is on Facebook. (Don't even get me started on 140 characters for Twitter.)

I do know this...if the Royals pick me for this Blog the Royals contest, you'll definitely be seeing more of me around here in the foreseeable future.