Topic: Kansas City

October 21, 2014

Most baseball fans, even serious ones, haven't seen much of the San Francisco Giants or Kansas City Royals. Which means that, for most baseball fans, the most reasonable option is to pick the team with the World Series team with the best uniform and cheer for them. We can help.

October 17, 2014

In the latest of Robert O'Connell's sketches from baseball's last weeks, we find a weird and suddenly, tenuosly great team getting a great start from a strange place. It's October, you know.

March 20, 2013

For all the things that can divide a father and son, from different personalities to a father's obligations to a military at war, there is something in sports that brings, if not quite understanding, a certain unity. It's a good thing.

January 2, 2013

The Kansas City Royals are a lousy baseball team, and not much better for having traded away some of their best prospects in the offseason's biggest blockbuster deal last month. But, thanks to a combination of corporate fecklessness and unaccountability, the Royals are more depressing as a metaphor than they are as a team.

July 10, 2012

For 364 days of the year, it is commonly accepted that success in baseball is only failing 7 out of every 10 times. So why does Major League Baseball insist on trying to hit it out of the park every season for the All-Star Game?