Barring the unthinkable, a Jose Guillen injury, on Opening Day 2009, the Royals, our Royals, will move up a notch in the all-time Jose Guillen standings.
Games played by Jose Guillen as a ___ :
- Pirate (336 games, 1997-9)
- National (217 games, 2005-6)
- Devil Ray (193 games, 1999-01)
- Mariner/Royal (153 games, 2007, 2008)
- Angel (148 games, 2004)
- Red (122 games, 2002-3)
- Athletic (91 games, 2003)
(I know the list isn't properly noting the tie at fourth... damn auto-numbering.)
As Guillen's name is announced on Opening Day, no one will be cheering louder than I, as I will then note that Guillen is now more of a Royal than a Mariner.
I want Chris Berman covering the game. That's how important this is to me.
I just feel sick knowing that, right now, our Royals are only tied for fourth on the all-time Jose Guillen Games Played standings. May this trivial annoyance pass soon.