Hello, I'm Mr. Optimism. Can you blame me? After tonights game, I'm on cloud friggin' nine! First, Alex Gordon arrived. I think that the homer was just what he and this team needed. We needed a spark and he provided that spark tonight. Let's hope it's a fire that burns for, at least, the remainder of this roadie. He should instantly return to ROY talk IMO. Tony Pena Jr. (aka Jalapena) keeps my new catch phrase, TP are you with me, flowing (anyone remember Kirk Franklin?)Is it possible that he's going to be a decent bat? It certainly looks like it. But, my night was made perfect by my new mancrush Joakim Soria. I've taken a lot of heat for singing his praises and he's not letting me down. My co-workers just brushed me off when I said that he'd be dominant. Well, guess who's going to show up tomarrow with a big-ass smile on his face. Remember, folks, this is a long season. We can have one like last night erased like it never happened with one like tonight. Loosen up. Enjoy the baseball. We're not going to lose them all. Be proud to be a Royals fan because we're on the right track.