Game 4 Open Thread - Kansas City Royals (1-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1-2)

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The Royals get their first chance to show how weakly and inferior the National League really is.

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Its only April and yet we already get to experience the majesty that is INTERLEAGUE BALL. Do you like seeing your best hitter sitting on the bench because he's a designated hitter? Do you enjoy seeing pitchers flail away at fastballs like a five-year old with a pinata? Do you love bunts, bunts, and more bunts?

Well brother, do I have a baseball league for you. Its called the "National" League and boy do they love small ball. Fans of "National League" baseball love to tell you how superior of a product it is to that boorish "American League" baseball with its boring run scoring. If you have never experienced the exhilarating thrill of a "double-switch", well hold onto your hat mister. TWO players come into the game at the same time, and those positions will SWITCH PLACES IN THE LINEUP. Is this madness? No, its the National League.

Before becoming manager of the Royals, Ned Yost actually managed a club in this "National League" called the Milwaukee Brewers ("Milwaukee" is Alqonguin for "the good land.") So he may know a thing or two about this bunting, if you haven't been able to tell.

Lineups!

Good Guys

LF Alex Gordon
SS Alcides Escobar
1B Eric Hosmer
C Salvador Perez
3B Mike Moustakas
CF Lorenzo Cain
RF Jeff Francoeur
2B Chris Getz
P Wade Davis

Hey, where's the designated hitter? Oh yea, my bad.

Bad Guys

CF Ben Revere
SS Jimmy Rollins
2B Chase Utley
1B Ryan Howard
3B Michael Young
LF Dom Brown
RF Laynce Nix
C Erik Kratz
P Kyle Kendrick

That’s a lot of bad contracts.

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