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Three Days in the 8th Circle of Dante's Inferno

Subtitle: Attending all 3 Royals/Rangers games in person

By the numbers:

28 - innings

3 - extra base hits

6 - runs (only 4 of which were actually BATTED in)

0 - Home runs. Zero.

3 - Home runs by the Rangers. Because, you know, they are a Major League Baseball team.

2 - Excellent starters give up 1 ER in 14 combined innings and produce...

0 - Wins. Zero.

121,439 - Uneducated Rangers fans. Actual quotes from Rangers fans over the weekend include: "Who is this Profar dude?" "Wow that Butler guy is really slow. Why is he on the team?" "Didn't Shields pitch for the Astros?" "Why don't they just have Nathan pitch the 7th, 8th, AND 9th?" "Isn't Kansas in first place?" #winswastedontheuneducatedbandwagonfan

2 - Hall of Famers exchange lineup cards today. Honestly the highlight of the weekend.

2 - Dot races. And one Texas Legends race. For the record, red won on Friday and Sunday. Davie Crockett beat Nolan Ryan, Jim Bowie, and Sam Houston on Saturday.

7 - Frenchy at bats producing

4 - Strikeouts and

6 - Runners left on base

11 - pitches too many by J.C. Gutierrez

0 - emotion shown by the Royals. ZERO. They look like they have already given up.

1 - Home run from a knee. By Adrian Beltre. Ridiculous.

Countless - Beers consumed to try and dull the pain of a 28 year playoff absence.

10+ - Rangers fans who told me to "hang in there" or some variation there of. We are the Pound Puppies of Major League baseball

57.3 - number of seconds it took Billy to run from 3rd to home on his attempt to tag today

1 - shortstop resembling Angel Berroa

0 - number of clues our manager appears to have about how to fix this team

And yes, the circle of Inferno is significant. It pertains both to the plan laid out by our mastermind General Manager, and his ability to evaluate baseball talent.

Give me my money back and hit me with the Neuralyzer please.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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