“The folks who think Royals should move the fences in seem to forget that it wouldn’t just help Royals offense, but opposing offenses also.”
Robert Ford, @raford3, Twitter
GH: How dense does Ford think the Royals’ fans are that they wouldn’t understand this basic concept? I’m not all that for or against moving the fences but I would like to see them lowered to allow for more spectacular over-the-fence catches – by both teams.
“I think the back-up quarterback will be the most interesting part of the preseason for the Kansas City Chiefs.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: I watched Jack Harry on TV-41 last night profile the Chiefs’ latest QB addition and his You Tube trick passing video. Snore. The Chiefs do not have a worthwhile backup quarterback. They have Matt Cassel and a prayer. Period.
“Back when I was about 190 pounds. Now I’m about 310 pounds.”
Jake Gutiérrez, on his weight during his semi-pro soccer-playing days after college, 810 AM
GH: Jake is getting married this month. I am worried for the man. Marriage typically adds weight to young men. Jake needs to be seriously considering getting back to his playing weight. His future kids will appreciate it.
“I think it’s Ned Yost who doesn’t believe in Giavotella. I’m not aware of any personality conflicts. My read on it is that he doesn’t think he’s a good defensive player.”
Nate Bukaty, on why the Royals’ second baseman has struggled to gain consistent playing time with the big club, 810 AM
GH: Gio is not a smooth or even good second baseman – but I do believe he is adequate. The more he plays, the more I like the Royals’ chances of winning games…despite his occasional boot or blunder.
“If I know the guy can knock in twice as many as he lets in, I want the guy knocking in runs.”
Mike Boddicker, former Royals’ pitcher, on Gio’s defensive liabilities, 810 AM
“Maybe they don’t think second base is that important? They got rid of Frank White. … Hey, he’s still a second baseman to me!”
Mike Boddicker, 810 AM
“I didn’t miss it at all. I don’t think anybody else missed it either. I think the quality of play was just as good as ever.”
Eric Winston, new Chiefs’ offensive lineman, when asked if he missed having OTAs last season due to the lockout, 610 AM
“I can’t tell you how important these OTAs are. I think they’re important for everybody.”
Peyton Manning, 610 AM
GH: I cannot wait to see if the Chief or the Bronco are more correct come November 25th. That’s right, the Chiefs do not face the Broncos until after Thanksgiving this season. Will Manning even still be upright by then?
“Right now, as we speak today, the power of college football runs from Dallas to Austin.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Who would have believed a year ago that a Kansas City-based sports talk radio host would be excited about making this claim? My how things have changed around here.
“We do eight cooking shows a year. We do one NASCAR show a week in season.”
Kevin Kietzman, responding to listeners who complain about some of the scheduled content on Between The Lines, 810 AM
GH: KK has a problem when he is willing to sacrifice that much programming time and just shrug at his critics.
“US Postal Service on the brink of bankruptcy and threatening to layoff thousands of employees, but sponsoring NBA playoffs. Go figure.”
Jack Harry, @jackharrykshb, Twitter
GH: Jack has been in the advertising business his entire television career. Surely he knows that, right? Does Jack believe that a business needs to slash its advertising budget when times get tough? I would bet the sales staff at KSHB would offer a very different opinion of how advertising can save a faltering business.
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