Royals ready to begin anew after Athletics sweep four

Defending Champs may be on the outside

Your Kansas City Royals could never get going against Oakland Athletics who pounded them 43-12 over the past four games.  To be sure, the Royals are glad they are gone and welcome the Chicago White Sox back to Kauffman Stadium.  The Royals took two of three against the Sox earlier in the month.

royals-3Last night, the Athletics again imposed some serious damage to the KC defense, pounding them 14-5.  The lone bright spot for the Royals was Christian Colon’s hitting his first Major League home run, a three-run shot in the ninth inning.  It took 290 at bats.

“It felt good off the bat,” Colon said. “I didn’t feel anything. I wish it was under different circumstances. But it was a big monkey off my back.  “It’s been tough {this series}. We’re not used to this {losing}. It’s hard to enjoy {the home run}.”

The series with the Sox kicks off tonight at 7:15.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Kansas City Royals!

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Royals ready for season to kick off

A third consecutive AL Title and second World Series are not out of the question for the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals and according to Manager Ned Yost, the key ingredient is still in the clubhouse, one that makes or breaks a talented team.

“I’ve been to the World Series eight times, and the one constant on those championship teams was always the chemistry inside the clubhouse,” Yost said. “That’s a very, for me, special component. The chemistry here is as strong as it’s ever been anywhere else, if not just a little bit stronger.

Newcomer Cody Decker, who signed with the Royals in the offseason, gave his take on the clubhouse atmosphere.

“I can’t speak to everything in the majors, because I’ve only been in the majors oncebut in pro ball, like in any athletics, you run into unfriendly clubhouses. Well, it’s not so much unfriendly, it’s just teams that aren’t totally together. You come here and everyone is extremely welcoming of everyone that comes in, they’re very supportive. That’s the coaching staff and the players. No one sees everyone in this clubhouse as competition, and that is beyond refreshing.  Everyone is kind of pulling toward the same goal. It sounds so cliche, but honest to God, that’s the culture that they’ve developed here, and it’s kind of something to marvel at.

The Royals continue Spring Training with upcoming games against the Giants, Brewers and the Athletics.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today and help cheer on your defending World Series Royals!

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Royals stay hot

The Kansas City Royals, winner of nine of their last 12 games, scored three runs in the 8th inning and held on for a 2-4 win over the Oakland Athletics to take the series.

The Royals begin a three game home stand against the Oakland Athletics.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available, so be sure to get yours today!

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