Song of the Day
“C Sections and Railway Trestles” - The Avett Brothers
Another Avett Bros song, Josh?
YOU BET YOUR ASS IT’S ANOTHER AVETT BROS SONG!!! They should be played on a loop every second of the day. They’re amazing. This one in particular hits me in the the deep dark recesses of my cold, dead heart like only “Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton can. My friends with kids always advised that being a parent will change you. And it definitely has. I can’t watch true crime docs anymore without thinking every stranger I meet has a secret agenda to abduct my children. I have less time to eat, drink, and sleep so I’m losing weight but I can’t help but feel like I’m on a diet pill from the 90s. I also can’t listen to certain songs without crying like a baby.
And it is the. absolute. best.
On to the Rumblings...
Alec Lewis had a Q&A with Royals Assistant GM, J.J. Picollo that had some very interesting things in it.
Shifting back to the players, outfield prospect Edward Olivares sprinted out of the gate at Triple-A Omaha, and was promoted as Jorge Soler missed some games. He was optioned Thursday. What was behind that decision?
Unfortunately, it was just roster management. You’d love to have as many players as you can. But you want young guys to have the opportunity to play, and with Soler being back, you don’t want Oli to sit. He’s done some really good things. What he was doing in Triple A, that’s what we need. We need guys to step forward. When there was an opportunity, he was prepared. And he did a nice job. He just needs to keep getting at-bats. You just can’t lose what you’ve built by sitting on the bench. It’s a good thing for our organization to have that depth
Joe Posnanski had a pretty great segment about Salvy in his “Joe’s Week in Baseball” article.
The Royals are back over .500 after losing 11 in a row three weeks ago, and now Salvy’s on a tear, hitting two homers in each of the last two games. The Royals have three retired numbers, one for Brett, one for White and one for manager Dick Howser. Pérez is 31 and he’s signed through the 2025 season … there’s really no telling what is left for him.
But I would not be surprised if his No. 13 is the next Royals number to be retired.
If you’re a glutton for punishment, Keith Law wrote about the big misses of the 2011 draft’s first round. Yes...you probably already know the Royals representative there.
Lynn Worthy wrote about Salvy’s power being on display on this home stand in particular over at The KC Star.
That’s about it on the baseball front.
Oh wait, one more thing...
Pretty quietly, the Kansas City Royals are only two games back of the AL Wild Card.— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) June 4, 2021
On to the nonsense!
The Tiger King movie has announced a few members of the cast. They’ve made some solid choices so far.
Speaking of kids, they made a Paw Patrol movie with a pretty big name voice cast including Kim Kardashian, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, Tyler Perry, and Jimmy Kimmel.
Millenials are apparently running out of time to build wealth!
Adrenaline Rush of the Week
Your first live baseball game since 2019...
Yep. I did it. I saw the Royals play in real life. For the first night since 2019, I knew what was happening in the game quicker than 99.9% of the Milky Way Galaxy watching it on TV. And it was as glorious as I thought it’d be. Smelling the Brisket-achos, hearing the drunk hecklers, watching uninterested college coeds throw bags behind the Miller Lite party deck and internally wondering why they paid to be there; it was amazing.
It was even my son’s first game ever. He won’t remember the game because he’s not even 1 yet, but I always will. It will be the first of many for him and one of many for my family. I’m already fantasizing about the day I get to pick them up from school early to play hookie for an afternoon game.
It’ll be awesome to have those memories with them so that I can remember the good times when they grow up (fights back tears), and move away (“oh no here they come”) and start their (ball in my throat time) lives away (water works) from their mother and I.
(Runs into the next room and turns on the SOTD again)
Adrenaline Rush Run-off
Finishing MLB: The Show 21’s 2nd Inning Program with 14 minutes to spare.
Yep. Done and done. My reward was a Devin Williams Live Series card for those interested. So I think it was worth those stupid long and late nights on the couch, wouldn’t you?
Have a great weekend, everyone!