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Remembering Desi Relaford

Royals Review remembers the Royal career of Desi Relaford.

Never a Doubt: Royals Stun Indians With Four Runs in the 9th

Never a doubt in my mind. And by "never a doubt" I mean the exact opposite. If the Royals truly turn this into a magical season, this will be one of the handful of games that we'll remember. S...

This One Hurts: Royals Swept by Angels

There are like six different alternate universes where the Royals won this game. People are happy there. The Royals made a number of mistakes late, and Jamey Wright -- a bullpen savior thus far --...

Royals Say Farewell to Jimmy Gobble

Royals Review says goodbye to longtime Royal Jimmy Gobble.

Most Shutouts By a Royal Pitcher During the '00s

  1. Darrell May- 3
  2. Brian Anderson- 2
  3. Paul Byrd- 2
  4. Jeff Suppan- 2
  5. A Host of Random Guys - 1

But my favorite guy on that 2003 team, without a doubt, was a young shortstop (thought not as young...

But my favorite guy on that 2003 team, without a doubt, was a young shortstop (thought not as young as we thought, it turns out) called Angel Berroa. He had come over from the A’s in the Johnny Damon deal, and Royals general manager Allard Baird was hopelessly in love. Allard spent a disproportionate amount of time in his Royals career trying to secure a shortstop. He made a staggeringly large multi-year offer to Rey Sanchez which, even more staggeringly, Sanchez and Scott Boras turned down. Allard traded Jermaine Dye for Neifi Perez in one of the more baffling moves of recent years. And he fell hard for Berroa. He thought Berroa had everything — some speed, some power, great range, good arm, a quick bat. I remember we went to the Dominican that fall, and on a hot afternoon I watched Tony Pena hit a ground ball to his left, then one to his right, then one to his left, then right, it was like watching someone run baseball suicides, and finally, inevitably, Berroa started to throw up. Pena yelled something at him in Spanish. "What’s that?" I asked. "I asked him, ‘You had enough, fatty?’" Pena said.

Joe Posnanski, The Brief Wondrous Life of Angel Berroa
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This Date in Royals History: July 13

Feeling a little nostalgic? Hankering for a glance back to the past? Ever think to yourself, "I wonder how the Royals did on July 13, 2000?"  For some reason, that question popped into my head...

The Royals Are 3-0

The Royals are 3-0. Deal with it, America. And no, this isn't the second time in twenty eight years thats happened -- as was reported on Baseball Tonight, last night, about 2-0 -- it's the second...

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Obligatory 2003 Comparison Post

The Royals are 2-0 for the first time since 2003, when they started 9-0, and eventually 16-3.   Game by Game Results for 2003 That team actually then struggled for another twenty or so games,...

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