This Picture Of George Brett Inspired That Lorde Song "Royals"Updated 4 hours ago Share Tweet
Lorde sings songs. One particularly popular song is called "Royals," which you've probably heard. Recently, she mentioned the song was inspired by a picture of a baseball player she saw in an old National Geographic. The magazine confirmed it …
Share TweetFor a little while last season, the Kansas City Royals looked like they might be able to shake off all those years of losing and make the postseason. It didn't happen, of course, but the Royals got people in Kansas City excited again. They finished 86-7…
Moore has Royals pointed in right directionUpdated Dec 2 Share TweetIf you congratulate Royals general manager Dayton Moore on his two-year contract extension, he'll shift the conversation to others.
Royals, Jays, Halos taking low-key approachUpdated Dec 2 Share TweetA winter after grabbing headlines with franchise makeovers that turned into summer disappointments, the front offices in Kansas City, Toronto and Anaheim have taken a low-key approach to this offseason.
Hot Stove roundup: Royals targeting BeltranUpdated Nov 30 Share TweetIn Hot Stove news on Saturday, the Royals appear serious in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star, while the Mets are scheduled to meet with free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo.Share TweetWhile most of the country was out shopping for bargains on Black Friday, watching college football with the family or traveling to and from holiday gatherings, some rare and fairly significant day-after-Thanksgiving baseball news was breaking. Beginning…Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs traded for Kansas City Royals catcher George Kottaras on Tuesday for cash considerations.
Macfarlane to enter Missouri Sports Hall of FameUpdated Nov 26 Share TweetMike Macfarlane developed into the most durable catcher in Royals history and a highly respected 13-year Major Leaguer. That will be recognized Jan. 26 at Springfield, Mo., when he's inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Royals add new uniform with ‘KC’ logo for first time ever in 2014Updated Nov 26 Share TweetBuilding on their eighth winning season since winning the World Series in 1985, and most winningest since 1989, the Kansas City Royals have made a big change for the 2014 season. No, they haven't signed Carlos Beltran yet. The Royals will wear an altern…
Royals request release waivers for FaluUpdated Nov 25 Share TweetThe Royals on Monday requested unconditional release waivers for Irving Falu -- who was designated for assignment on Nov. 20 -- clearing the way for Falu to become a free agent and get a fresh start with another club.
Winter League roundup: Perez keys La GuairaUpdated Nov 24 Share TweetRoyals catcher Salvador Perez smacked an RBI triple and Alex Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs to lead La Guaira to a 4-3 win over Margarita on Saturday in Venezuelan Winter League action.
Infielder Laird among five signed to Minor League dealsUpdated Nov 23 Share TweetThird baseman Brandon Laird, younger brother of veteran Braves catcher Gerald Laird, signed a Minor League contract with the Royals on Saturday.
Walters signs Minor League contract with RoyalsUpdated Nov 22 Share TweetThe Royals have signed right-handed starting pitcher P.J. Walters to a Minor League contract, but he'll get a look as the club sorts through its rotation candidates in Spring Training.Share TweetThe Royals made the biggest move of the day on Thursday, bolstering their starting rotation by signing free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million contract. Vargas, who will turn 31 in February, went 9-8 with a 4.02 ERA last season f…
Lorde’s hit song ‘Royals’ inspired by Kansas City baseball team — reallyUpdated Nov 19 Share TweetEven though the song references diamonds and tigers, "Royals" by Lorde is not about baseball. And yet, in the best pop culture news for the Kansas City Royals since Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Rob Riggle and others first pined for Bruce Chen, it …Share TweetEditor's note: Our MLB Toasts got derailed during the stretch run and postseason, but we're back to say goodbye to the rest of the league. Follow @BigLeagueStew on Twitter and await our call for submissions for more toasts. Next up, the Kansas City Roya…
Winter Leagues: Almonte, Marte lead Aguilas in thrillerUpdated Nov 18 Share TweetWinter Leagues: Zoilo Almonte and Andy Marte led Aguilas to a win over Gigantes in a thriller. Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Rangers prospect Luis Sardinas also had big nights in Venezuela.Share TweetThe Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Francisco Pena and added him to the 40-man roster.
Royals return among possibilities for BeltranUpdated Nov 13 Share TweetCarlos Beltran has considered rejoining the Royals, who drafted him in 1995, although his free agency has also attracted the interest of the Cardinals, the Red Sox and the Yankees.
Winter League roundup: Orlando leads LaraUpdated Nov 13 Share TweetRoyals farmhand Paulo Orlando went went 3-for-4 and was a home run shy of the cycle as Lara cruised past Caracas, 9-1, on Tuesday in the Venezuelan Winter League.
SweetSpot TV: Offseason Rapid FireNov 19Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at some of the hot topics during the offseason.
SweetSpot TV: Market For ClosersNov 19Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at what the market is like for closers.
Fan Sues Royals Over Hot Dog IncidentNov 1ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack discusses a fan's lawsuit against the Royals after being injured by a hot dog thrown by the team's mascot.
Royals Give Ned Yost ExtensionOct 1Manager Ned Yost discusses his two-year extension with the Royals.
Los Angeles Clippers close in on signing Stephen JacksonDec 9The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the signing of former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, according to sources briefed on the talks.
Best of Times, Worst of TimesDec 9The envelopes, please. Performance of the Year by a running back: Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who ran through eight inches of snow in the greatest fourth-quarter performance ever by an Eagle back—11 carries, 148 yards, two touchdowns. How does he not s…
Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, EaglesDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 SnapsDec 8PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...