Whose long hiatus? The Royals from the win column? No no no. I could only dream. My hiatus is over though. It's been almost three months since I posted. The last time was after we spent the Yankees. Only fitting, then, that I resume after we get swept by the Yankees.
In between, what have we missed. Oh let's see. How about some horrible play by 95% of our team, some backwards steps by some of our youngsters, and oh, just for kicks, let's throw in a 19 game losing streak. Yuck.
Despite it all, though, I was set to go to two games this weekend when the Royals came to the Bronx. Friday night, I went with a friend and her coworkers. Wood looked real solid for about 5 innings, before serving up a BP pitch to Old Man Bernie Williams, who summoned his waning strength and launched it out of the park. Then it was downhill from there. 5-1 in the end. The lowlight was perhaps Wood falling off the mound and being heckled and laughed at by the entire stadium. Adding insult to injury.
Saturday, we were up 7-3 in the 9th. I was thinking, "Oh, sure. We win the one game that I'm not attending." And of course, this would turn out to be untrue. 5 runs later (after Affeldt slipped on the rosin bag and misthrew a double play ball that would have ended the game), we're 8-7 losers.
Sunday, it was all overcast and supposed to thunderstorm all afternoon, so we cancelled our plans to go. Instead I watched on TV and was thankful I wasn't there to see Giambi go off for two homeruns and seven RBI. I *HATE* Giambi, that lousy steroid-using, son-of-a-bitch cheater.
"At least he admitted what he did!" ... Bullshit. He never admitted it because his lawyers wouldn't let him. And if he hadn't cheated in the first place, he'd have nothing to be teary-eyed about.
"It's nice to see him turn his season around." ... Since when should I start feeling sorry for a guy who only got famous in the first place because he was a cheater? I don't want to see him do well. I want to see him completely tank and get the shitty ending he deserves.
... but I digress. I think I may have gotten off topic there for a second. Ahem.
Anyways, Wally has started posting again so I'm following his lead. I think I'm done talking about the Royals for the rest of this season. There are some silver linings to the year (DeJesus looks solid again; MacDougal has been good; Huber, Butler, and Lubanski all had solid years in the minors), but overall, what a crappy season. Time to move on to the Chiefs. I think our offense will be unstoppable again, but this time we've got a solid defense to go with it. They looked punishing in the Arizona game (which I got to see on TV back home). I'm psyched. LET'S GO CHIEFS!
Oh, and to piggy-back off of Walt's posts, I think we all know the clear favorite for SM East this year is the Manwhores =)