Tuesday, August 16, 2005

16 is the Loneliest Number

I apologize for not posting much recently. I've been extremely busy at work, and, frankly, there isn't much to say about the Royals right now. I was hopeful that Felix Hernandez would pull a Denny Bautista impression in his second major league start to halt the streak at 15, but after seeing his performance last night one thing is clear - King Felix is no Denny Bautista.

I wrote a few times before that the only way Buddy Bell would lose the faith of the Royal fan base, given how "well" they've played under his management, was if the Royals were to suddenly go in the tank to the extreme. I never expected it to happen, but man-o'-man, here we are. Were the first 51 games under Buddy Bell - when the Royals were only 1 game under .500- a complete smoke-and-mirrors job?

I'm surprised that the Royals aren't getting more national media coverage for this streak. Its very difficult to lose 16 in a row, so the Royals are accomplishing something very special.

2 Comments:

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous tfn said...

It is indeed a very special streak, and not only is the local and national media under-covering it, so is the Royal blogosphere. Of the half-dozen or so Royal blogs that are updated regularly, none of them is really covering this streak with the intensity it deserves.

Perhaps everyone lacks faith that the Royals can set the modern-day losing streak record. It will be difficult to lose two more to a fairly craptacular Seattle squad, but if the Royals can get over that hump then they have a decent shot at pushing this streak to 25.

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger DL said...

Mission accomplished. Now, onto Oakland and 21 in a row.

 

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