For All-Star Sunday I made my way out to the Futures Game where I got to see Jake Odorizzi, Yordano Ventura, and Wil Myers all play and represent KC and the future of the Royals. My seats were excellent and as such I was able to get a bunch of good pictures. I got most of them of the Royals prospects but a few others sprinkled in as well. There will be more to come.
We're officially halfway through All-Star weekend and I think it's safe to say that Kansas City has done incredibly well. As we all know, I'm a huge fan of my city and love it so it's great to see us handle the national stage so well. So great, in fact, that I wrote a post about it this week on 610sports.com.
2012 Seems well on its way to being your average Royals season. 90+ wins and a disappointed fan base seem like they might be in the cards based on recent showings by this team. Even so, 2012 is a big opportunity for the Royals. They can buck convention and turn this team into winner, all they need is a little innovation.
In my most recent post for 610 Sports I talked about "effort." An abstract concept but one that comes up a lot, especially when talking about the Royals under Dayton Moore. Words like "grit" are thrown around jokingly now, but how important is effort? It isn't something that is quantifiable but what should be expected from these players in terms of "effort" over a 162 game season? I explore that a little deeper in my most recent post.
The Royals have remained stagnant as an organization long enough. They need to hold themselves accountable, step up to the plate and realize that they are not the victims of their circumstance. They will be able to compete and need to take the proper steps to ensure that happens.
The Royals came out this
season touting something new and different that the fans could be proud
of. With the All-Star game coming to town, we had a team we could call
our own that was supposed to be different that the past iterations that
did things like lose 19 games in a row. A team loaded with young talent
only meant that any promise we had seen was just the tip of the
iceberg. There would be more to come.