Losing Kansas City Royals Running Out Of Time For Downtown Stadium?!?

Factor the current global recession into the mix and we can see that market forces and the "cultural shift" are working against the home team.

A writer at S.I. confirms that the Royals are on the clock as the idea of taxpayers kicking in for this monstrosity meets serious opposition . . .

"Pointing to the remaining lease at the Truman Sports Complex as a "they have plenty of time!" defense isn't all that accurate. Things move quickly in the baseball world, and those plans/constructions don't happen on a whim. Sherman has made it perfectly clear that he's intrigued by the possibility of a downtown stadium, and that likely isn't going anywhere. I suppose we'll wait and see . . ."

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Royals Mailbag: Trade Candidates, Firings and Downtown Stadium

The Kansas City Royals are having a difficult time finding silver linings this season, and that shouldn't surprise anyone. Through 56 games entering Friday's play, Kansas City boasts a 19-37 record that's "good" for the second-worst in all of baseball. Only the Oakland Athletics, losers of nine in a row at the time this article was published, are struggling more.

Royal rally comes up short; Orioles win 6-4

For most of this game, it felt like the Royals were cruising to an easy fourth victory in a row. Daniel Lynch started of extremely strong. He struck out five in the first three innings and it seemed as if the Orioles had no answers for him.

Developing . . .