Another year, another embarrassing Royals season
The Kansas City Star
Poor Kansas City sports fans. Look what we have to put up with.
This week the Kansas City Royals completed another sad-sack season, their ninth straight under .500 with a paltry 72-90 record.
That was their eighth time with 90 losses or more in those years (playing 162 games a year).
On Thursday the club fired hitting coach Kevin Seitzer - after the Royals had the fourth highest batting average in the American League but finished 12th out of 14 teams in runs scored. Lots of puny at-bats in that lineup.
But General Manager Dayton Moore and Manager Ned Yost defended the inept pitcher Luke Hochevar and others on the pitching staff, all of whom were part of a staff that had the 10th-ranked earned run average in the league.
Befuddled? Don’t be. Remember, this is the David Glass-owned Royals we’re talking about.
Besides, the club is due for a winning season in 2013.
Look at the record:
The last year the Royals finished above .500 was in 2003, at 83-79.
And the Royals were 84-78 in 1993.
So every 10 years, Kansas City wins more games than it loses.
We just have to wait for 2013, and the Royals will be winners again.