It's that time of year again. Yes, the time where words like "pitching" and "hitting" get replaced with phrases like "they've got that magic" and "fairy dust". Last night at as I was watching the Royals cash in on that "magic" and finish off their sweep of the Angels I saw a sign in the stands that read "We have always believed. Now everyone else does." Cute sign. Realistic? No. After all, it was just a month ago that Royals Manager Ned Yost ripped into the Royals fans for not showing up to games. In fact, the Royals ranked 25th in the league in attendance this year. So no, you haven't always believed, Royals fans, and I don't believe now either. Magic and fairies can be fun. This is baseball.
I haven't heard or seen anyone touching on this yet, and I found this to be very interesting. Perhaps I should start a new segment for the show called "Dueling Headlines" or something. But imagine you were reading the newspaper, and the editor accidentally ran one of these as the top headline on the paper, and then directly underneath it they ran the other as the top story. I'm not implying anything here, or making any accusations. Any conclusions drawn by the reader are entirely their own. In other words, I'm not saying, I'm just saying. Ready? Here is your first installment of Dueling Headlines.
Do you see what I'm saying? Imagine Rachel Maddow, or some other liberal dude on MSNBC were to accidentally cover those two stories back to back. That might be pretty embarrassing for that network. As a matter of fact, let's just say that this is my point. I'm just trying to help out our friends over at MSNBC in an attempt to keep their hosts from embarrassing themselves in front of the literal tens of people who watch that network. You may now return to your regularly scheduled surfing.