Tom Richmond, special to the Star-Tribune
Can you spot the Royal in the picture? (HT to Kinsella.)
Of course, the Twins have ample reason to fear the powder blue. The fans -- and the hometown paper* -- may not have come around to the reality yet, but the players have:
A brave new world is upon us, indeed.
“Kansas City’s going to surprise some people,” Twins first baseman Justin Morneau said. “They were starting to play well in the second half last year. They have some good players over there, and they keep adding a veteran here, a veteran there to help those guys.”
*Check out this chart:
|Middle of the order||5||2||3||4||1|
|Stadiums (in 2010)||3||2||4||1||5|
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A guy who goes by jsherwin1 tried defending the Royals, only to get shouted down by opatz012, who wrote, "I can't even imagine the Royals having a decent baseball team. They're like the Detroit Lions of baseball. So get over your jealousy of the twins because they actually have a shot of being over .500 this year. While the Royals will spend another season cleaning the grime off the floor in the cellar."
You won't have to "imagine" the Royals being decent much longer, opatzy-boy.
This isn't over.