“I could beat Jamaal Charles in a race. I didn’t say that by any chance but you know what? I’m not afraid to race nobody. I’ll tell you that.”
Jarrod Dyson, after being told the Chiefs’ GM, John Dorsey, said Dyson had told him he could beat Charles in a race, Fox Sports KC
GH: Dorsey made these comments on Nate Bukaty’s radio show last week and Nate was savvy enough to take them to Dyson and ask his reaction. The Royals TV crew put together a little package for their Sunday pregame show and it made for some enjoyable viewing in the midst of their seven-game losing streak. Read on.
“Straight up – for the camera – I’m not afraid to race nobody! You put me in a 40-yard dash, you go out and come with it! I don’t care who you are. You can go out and get (Usain) Bolt, he can go and come with it in a 40. Just let me get loose. Real loose, you know. Hot tub or on the bike for 10.”
Jarrod Dyson, Fox Sports KC
GH: Dyson does not have mastering of the King’s English but you get the gist of what he is saying.
“(Race) for a hundred yards? You gonna lose (if you bet) on me. I’ll tell you that now. I break down like bacteria after a hundred. I’m telling you right now.”
Jarrod Dyson, Fox Sports KC
GH: Who knew Dyson was a scientist as well? Bacteria is more the agent that does the breaking down rather than breaking down itself but again, you get what Dyson is bringing.
“I’d pay to see a 40-yard dash between Jamaal Charles and Jarrod Dyson. These might be the two fastest men in their respective sports and they play right here in Kansas City.”
Nate Bukaty, Fox Sports KC
GH: What??? Dyson and Charles are fast but are they THE fastest guys in MLB and the NFL? Danny Duffy doesn’t think Dyson is even the fastest guy on the Royals. Read on.
“Let me stir it up a little further and say – did Danny Duffy not say when we were in Detroit that Emilio Bonifacio might be able to beat Dyson in a race?”
Joel Goldberg, Fox Sports KC
GH: If you saw Bonifacio score from first Sunday afternoon on that single just onto the grass behind second base, you understand why Duffy might think that about the Royals’ new utility player. Bonifacio runs like a running back – with great power. Dyson is more of a point guard speedster. But 40 yards is a short race. I might favor Dyson as well.
“I wish Dyson wasn’t so shy.”
Joel Goldberg, who made this tongue-in-cheek comment in gest, Fox Sports KC
GH: All the more reason to get Dyson on camera more often. I know Fox loves to show Monty and Goldy droning on and on and on up in their camouflage-netted perch in right field but I could do with a lot less of these two on camera. When the Royals have a personality like Dyson, put a camera in his face and let him entertain us more often.
“You can’t compete until you win more games than you lose.”
Ned Yost, 810 AM
GH: Ned is a freaking genius.
“These kids are getting great experience. They’re learning how to deal with all kinds of pressure. We have to as an organization show improvement. That’s going to be huge for us. We have to be at .500 or better. I think that’s really, really, really important.”
Ned Yost, 810 AM
GH: Hey Ned, I don’t give a drag bunt that the kids are getting great experience. I want the Royals to win something other than a Greg Focker ninth-place ribbon. I don’t think finishing .500 or better this season means anything as to how this franchise wins in 2014 and beyond. Winners win, losers shoot to finish .500.
“I think what (Yost’s) saying is, ‘Don’t fire me if we finish only at .500.’ ”
Rany Jazayerli, when asked to interpret Yost’s comments, 810 AM
“Everybody else in the (Royals’) line up (except Eric Hosmer) is worse.”
Rany Jazayerli, when comparing the offensive numbers from the Royals lineup last season under Kevin Seitzer as the batting coach to this season without him, 810 AM
GH: Was Seitzer as a hitting coach a plus or a minus for the Royals? The drop off in this year’s scoring with almost the same lineup was startling. Yost fired Seitzer and declared the team needed to him more home runs. Yost is on his fourth batting coach this season. Not good.
“When you go to the bathroom, lift the toilet seat up. Don’t be peeing on the toilet seat.”
Rene Lachemann, first-base coach for the Rockies, as he delivers a souvenir baseball and a lecture to a lucky youngster in the stands, yahoo.com
GH: Click on this link to watch this video of Lachemann’s lecture, you will not be sorry.
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