Two must-reads for Royals fans and/or OmahansJanuary 9, 2010 at 6:14 am | Posted in Minda's Take | Leave a comment
[Ed. note: Non-Royals fans can skip this. My Royals blog has no home at the moment - the old URL no longer exists because MVN shut down, and my new home at RealClearSports hasn't been set up yet. It's supposed to be up soon, though.]
Two fine Royals people wrote things today(ish) that must be read by lots of people.
1) Do you want to know how the pointless Scott Podsednik signing figures into the grand scheme of things? Matt Klaasen (nee devil_fingers) continues his streak of frighteningly right-on posts at FanGraphs. “Trust the Contest” is the new “Trust the Process.” It’s a contest for the title of the worst GM, and Moore is winning!
2) Lee Warren talked to the author of “The Road to Omaha: Hits, Hopes, and History at the College World Series.” If you live in Omaha or have ever visited to take in games at Rosenblatt Stadium, go read this Q&A. I grew up in a tiny town, and Omaha seemed like The Big City. But when I moved there on a whim in 2007, I fell in love with the city in a big way. Now, when people ask where I’m from, I usually answer with “Omaha.”
So when I read the things Ryan McGee – not an Omahan – said about my fair city, it felt like a slice of my three blissful summers there. He talked about the tailgating, and compared the atmosphere to that of tailgating at a bowl game. Anyway, the whole post is a tremendous read.
There’s not a square foot in that ballpark where you can’t stand or sit or walk where a great story didn’t take place. -Ryan McGee
Yeah. What he said.
Is it baseball season yet?