When opening up Twitter to find the lineups to put in this here gamethread, I saw a tweet from Alec Lewis—quoting Nick Kappel—about the Kansas City Royals’ relatively historical incompetency against the Chicago White Sox of late. Last year, the Royals went 1-9 against the Pale Hose, and are on the verge of something bad after last game’s loss:
From the great @NickKappel: Today the Royals are looking to avoid losing seven straight to the Chicago White Sox for the first time since Sept. 26, 2007-July 9, 2008.— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) April 11, 2021
Not great, huh?
Anyway, I would also like to take the time here today to complain, as Hokius did, about the early game schedule. This is the 11th day of April, and the Royals had their first game on the first day of April, and yet this is only their seventh game. This is dumb. Today’s game will be the ninth game for most of the league. To have two fewer games at this point just stinks.
What also stinks is the lack of night games. Many of these early contests have been during weekdays, where people with standard office hours are, you know, working. Combined with Sinclair’s lack of interest in putting their games where viewers’ eyeballs are, and the amount of people who have seen a Royals game this year is very low compared to the amount of people who would theoretically like to see a Royals game. So it goes, I guess.
Mike Minor takes the mound in Chicago for the final game of the road trip.#TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/v3qlemOLgK— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 11, 2021
White Sox lineup
Sunday baseball with Dylan Cease on the mound!— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 11, 2021
⏰: 1:10 p.m. CT
: @ESPN1000 pic.twitter.com/VdYAvSz1f9
Hey, at least we’ve got a big ol’ homestand coming up, win or lose. That’s something, I guess. Play ball, etc.