KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As badly as some of us want to believe in the Royals, after this weekend, I'm convinced there's still a lot of skepticism when it comes to baseball in this town.
This past weekend was most disturbing.
Being swept by your cross-state rivals is never a good thing.
It’s all about pride.
When you show up at the ball park and discover about 70 percent of the fans are dressed in red, you say, Wait a minute.
This is our stadium. What's going on here?
That wasn't just one game, but the entire three-game series.
Cardinal fans not only got to watch their team kick our butts all weekend, they held us captive in our own stadium.
I worked Sunday, so I listened to the game on the radio.
Each time a Cardinal got a hit, or stole a base, or did something good, the roar of the crowd made it sound like the game was being played in St. Louis.
It seemed everywhere I went over the weekend, red was the color of choice among baseball fans.
That really sucks.
The city is doing a nice job in getting ready for the All-Star Game.
All the radio and TV promotions for the game make you feel proud that we will be the center of the baseball universe for about five days in July.
Then the thought crossed my mind that we couldn't even hold serve in our own state over the weekend.
In no way is this an indictment on the baseball fans in this town.
It’s a strong message to the Royals ownership that this team needs to get better, much better.
Fans are simply tired of waiting year after year, only to see more of the same bad baseball.
And by the way, David Glass, where are you hiding this week?
That’s Jack’s Smack.
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