“If we can have the second half we had last year, we should run away with it.”
Lorenzo Cain, Royals lead-off hitter, in an interview Monday with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison, 610 AM
GH: I like that kind of talk, Lorenzo. It might be folly but it sure beats counting the days until the Chiefs open camp in St. Joe.
“This is not good.”
Kevin Agee, @Kevin_Agree, on the above photo of Eric Hosmer he tweeted Monday night, Twitter GH: Wow. How can a veteran MLB player who hits second in the lineup of a contending team look this bad on a pitch? This looks like a photo you would get from a company picnic softball game. Hosmer has some fixing to do and a majority of it has to do with pitch selection.
“I think (Raul Ibanez) is really going to help this club. I have some information as to why but I’m not reading to say yet. I’ll be ready to say in a couple of weeks or so.”
Mike Boddicker, in an interview with Nate Bukaty Monday night, 810 AM
GH: My first thought was that Boddicker knows that Ibanez has been injured and now he’s healthy. My next thought was that Raul discovered PEDs. My next thought was that Boddicker should probably tell us what he knows or say nothing. There aren’t any magic fixes for 42-year-old swings unless you go the Barry Bonds route.
“But what Ned did (in leaving the pitcher in) is he instilled confidence – and players love that. A manager once in a while will say, ‘Okay, I’ll let you stay in.’ Compared to a manager who has a big ego who’s gonna say, ‘No, it’s my way of the highway! I’ll do it how I want to do it!’ That’s like Earl Weaver would do.”
Rex Hudler, Fox Sports KC
GH: Earl Weaver won 1480 games and won at a .583 clip for 17 seasons. Weaver won four pennants and one World Series. Ned is fighting to stay about .500 for three months. Hud might want to find another manager to knock when it comes to assholes. Bob Boone comes to mind.
“See how he’s wearing his hat like that? That’s body language for, ‘Wow, I’m not so sure.’” Rex Hudler, on the Twins rookie starter, Yohan Pino, wearing his cap tilted back on his head, Fox Sports KC
GH: The strippers in Minnesota would probably like to have this information.
“The telltale sign of the Royals this season will be how they handle being hunted.”
Rex Hudler, Fox Sports KC
GH: Are the Royals being hunted? Does Rex mean by @feministstripper?
“A two-hit game for Moustakas – he who has suddenly discovered left field.”
Ryan Lefebvre, after the Royals third baseman chipped his second single into left Monday night in Minnesota, Fox Sports KC
GH: Moose may or may not have hit to left on purpose but if he could slow his approach to hit somewhere else besides over the first-base dugout, he might get his average about .225.
“Sorry Joel, but I think you are the only one that thinks Salvy is good with a microphone.” @don_rhoten, in a tweet to the Royals Fox Sport on-field reporter, Twitter
GH: Love Salvy. Hate when he takes the mic. He sounds like Whitlock after a dentist appointment.
“Well not everyone which is ok but I know a lot of people do enjoy it and he does, too, so we will continue.”
Joel Goldberg, @goldbergkc, responding to the tweet above, Twitter
“I don’t think losing today is going to set the sport (of soccer in the USA) back. I think losing just keeps it in neutral. Nationwide, I think they’ve got to win a couple of games to really build on it and advance forward. Losing today I think it just kind of stays where it’s at until the next World Cup.”
Doug Stewart, 810 AM
GH: If Team USA wins two more games they are in the World Cup’s final four – although the NCAA better not hear anyone say that.
“Matt Besler could be worth seven million dollars.”
Nate Bukaty, on what the European clubs might be willing to pay Sporting and the MLS to acquire the Overland Park native, 810 AM
“I know other teams may be interested but right now my main focus is on the team.”
Matt Besler, 810 AM
“I never foresee a day where there isn’t some sort of replay in the NFL. I’d do away with all kicks except punts. Either you punt or you go for it on fourth down. I’m serious!”
Adam Teicher, 810 AM
GH: Teicher was effected more by Lin Elliott than we knew.
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