It's amazing that young fanbois are falling for this old school trick.
Meanwhile, those of us who have lived in KCMO for more than 5 minutes must work diligently to dispel this longstanding late summer practical joke . . ..
THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS ALWAYS ATTEMPT TO SALVAGE LOSING SEASONS & PROVIDE HOPE FOR FANS EVERY YEAR!!!
They're just good enough to get themselves out of decent draft position and garner a few sympathetic hometown headlines.
Meanwhile . . .
Most of their games aren't very competitive and other teams are either focused on the playoffs or pulling similar scams on their own fans.
Here's a more friendly consideration of this not-so-new trend . . .
"My question is if they do finish the season strong, let’s say 26-23 in their last 49 games, is that different than in the past? My gut says yes because of how they’re getting there. It isn’t Whit Merrifield or Carlos Santana or whoever getting hot. It’s players who should be a part of the answer for years to come leading the way."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
The Royals, at least in recent history, have done pretty well when the stakes are low. They were 38-35 last year after the break. In 2020, they finished 12-6, which was 30 percent of the games that season. In 2018, they finished 18-31.
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