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The Sweeney story

Mike Sweeney: player for a small-market team, and victim of a conspiracy that’s kept him
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Catch Royal-Mania!

Today’s edition of “Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids”:

It is possible to be “vacationing in Kansas” and take a quick side trip to Missouri to go to a Royals game. It’s not that far away, as we know.

Of course, The Comics Curmudgeon had the best possible, and most obvious, response to this strip: “Ha ha, [...]

What a difference 6 years makes

Some differences between May 2010 and May 2004:

The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series twice.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are now just the Tampa Bay Rays, and have won the American League pennant.
Kaufmann Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, has been renovated.
The Minnesota Twins play in an outdoor stadium.
I have a job [...]

Both L.A. teams in one day

Longtime fans of Baseball-Related Program Activities may remember that, on August 30, 2004, Levi and I went to two baseball games in two cities in one day: White Sox vs. Phillies in Chicago, and then Brewers vs. Pirates in Milwaukee.

We finally had a chance to recreate that experience. Levi came to Los Angeles for business, [...]

Opening Day 2007: Hour 4

1:00 — Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals (ESPN and NESN)Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (FSN Rocky Mountain)1:01 — At last, a game is over: Marlins 9, Nationals 2.1:05 — Mariano Rivera comes on for the Yankees. The Devil Rays were keeping it close for a while, but the Yankees now lead [...]

These people walk among you

When we left Bill James, he was at Royals Stadium for Game 1 of the 1985 World Series, complaining about having paid $30 for a ticket. But then he realizes, “No one has a divine right to attend the event, and if you’re not willing to pay a good price for the tickets, you [...]

A note about our, um, colleagues...

So far, I’ve only found one other baseball trip similar to ours going on this year, and Andrew and Ben’s trip starts tonight in L.A. They’re doing 9 games in 6 cities in 11 days, including — and here’s where Levi starts drooling — all three Cardinals-Royals games in Kansas City from June 25-27. [...]