I have always loved the uniforms of the Kansas City Royals. I think the Royals, Cardinals, Orioles, and Athletics have the best uniforms in baseball – simple, elegant, and not afraid of their team colors. In this era in which team uniforms are becoming more and more homogenous, the Royals color scheme and uniform font are classic.
That such a wonderful uniform has been placed on the backs of such a terrible team the last five years is a travesty.
Consider: the Kansas City Royals have lost 100 or more games in four of the last five seasons. Only the Philadelphia Phillies of 1936 to 1942, who did it five out of six seasons, and the Washington Senators (Part II) of 1961 to 1964 have bettered this feat.
That being said, the 2007 Kansas City Royals really do look much better than 2006 counterparts. If Emil Brown, David DeJesus and Mark Teahan can log 150 games each in the outfield, Alex Gordon and Ryan Shealy can hold their own in the infield, and Angel Berroa can post even a slightly below average season at shortstop, the 2007 Royals may surprise some people.
By winning 70 games.
Like an exercise in amateur poetry, Chancey uses reptition of the question "How do you lose 100 games?" to show our team's inadequacies at shortstop, left field, right field, pitching ... look, I don't want to say it's a bad season preview, because it's really not, but this negativity is kinda getting me down, so I'm gonna stop. Just go read it ... or not.