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Philadelphia Writer Bob Brookover Scoffs At Idea of His Beloved Phillies Playing the Royals.

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"On the positive side, the Phillies open the season against two teams that were a combined 146-178 last season, so the opportunity for a good start is in front of them. On the flip side, it's not all that exciting to think about season-opening home series against the Royals and Mets. Even though Kansas City figures to be improved with the addition of true ace James Shields from Tampa Bay, they are still one of the least attractive and familiar teams in baseball. Go ahead, try to name 10 Royals. We'll spot you former Phillies lefthander Bruce Chen, who led the team with 34 starts last season." What a prick.

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