Saturday, January 24, 2009


Things do move fast in the Royals blogosphere -- FanFest, funny mailbag (actually funny), 20 new posts from Hapless Royals (God I wish I'd read this six days ago), all in one week. Oh, and Barack Obama's inauguration... which I viewed in China.

Yes, once again I'm far removed from baseball and all other Americana -- unless you count McDonald's, Starbucks, KFC, iPods on subways, a shitload of cars, basketball, golf, commercialism, pretty faces on big billboards, high-rises, VIP lounges and a few other things -- so this is your obligatory apology post. I won't drift too far, but I can't afford to keep IDWT numero uno on my blog depth chart either (the complete list is in my blogger profile).

A departing note: I'm gonna be keeping an eye on this pending blog war between Royals Review -- which is, let's face it, Britain circa 18th to mid-20th century -- and Hapless, which kind of reminds me of India. Or maybe a better metaphor -- if war metaphors for sports blogs could ever be acceptable -- would be that of civil war. The United States emerged from its civil war a stronger union, eventually (though I'm not convinced we wouldn't have two separate but stronger unions had the South won). Will Royals fans?

We won't know until we get full-blown conflict. Where's the potential Saraevjo? Where's Fort Sumter? Get it at!


  1. It would be alot easier for me to continue this "war" if they hadn't BANNED me from their site. Apparently having a diferent view from them is a condition for banning. Well, they are certainly welcome to post their opinions in my comment section, but they don't have the balls to do that. But here's an open invitiation to all you Mom's Basement types, I will debate you any time any place. And I will destroy you.

    DR Thunder

  2. Well it would appear RR is winning, no ?

  3. How the hell can you say they are winning if they fucking BANNED me. That's like saying the Royals will win all 81 of their home games because they banned all other teams from showing up.

  4. "how the hell can you say that"
    I believe it has something to do with vocal cords but I'm not a doctor.

    ^Cool idea I vote for you as commish of MLB.

  5. That's pretty damned funny, Ray. I believe it has something to do with vocal cords. haha

  6. Ahhh, a funny guy.... But I accept your nomination, now I need your campaign pledges to keep this train rolling.

  7. More Hardball wants to know who has the hottest fans in baseball. We’ll be running a set of posts over the following weeks featuring images of each teams’ hotties, with a voting poll to crown a champion. We’re started with the AL East and we’re now moving on to the AL Central. Sticking true to Major League Baseball’s roots, there will be an eight team playoff system where the winners of each division square off with the addition of a wild card team to determine who wins the pennant and represents each league in the World Series of Hotness.


  8. Thunder practically begged to be banned, and was only booted after being warned.

    Crude and sexist remarks will get you banned every time.