Thursday, September 13, 2007

A benchmark win

From Dick Kaegel of

KANSAS CITY -- Gil Meche had lost six straight decisions. Scratch that. The Royals had lost seven in a row. Scratch that.

And, oh yeah, the Royals had lost 100 games in three consecutive years. Scratch that.

All of those unpleasant situations ended on one glorious happy note -- a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins -- on a gorgeous 73-degree Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

It's over! 100 is broken!

And, of course, I'm about 30 hours late with this development, but so it goes.

POSTSCRIPT: Well, this is one way to avoid making the "Should we pay Johan Santana $25 million a year or trade him to the Yankees?" decision, for which you'd get lampooned either way. Now, I'm not drawing any connections, but Managers manager Mike Hargrove resigned right before playing the Royals, and now Twins GM Terry Ryan resigns right afterwards. To all future opponents: even if you win, do you really win? Make it easier on yourself by not showing up.

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