Kansas won today 4 - 3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kansas City improved to 5 - 3 in Spring Training. Can you believe it? OK, seriously, when did this last happen that KC actually won games in Spring Training? I do not recall a time when they were winning in Spring Training. Can someone tell me when the last time they were over 500 before the season started? I know it does not matter, but still it makes a fan happy after having losing seasons the past few years. Oh, I should also point out that the Royals are on a four game winning streak.
What I feel good about is that the Royals are producing with the bat in Spring Training. They have posted high scores many of the games and while they did not score a lot of runs today, they hit two homeruns. Billy Butler and Ryan Shealy hit solo homeruns in the game today. It was Ryan Shealy's second homer of the spring and it was Butler's first homerun. Both of which are promising if those trends can continue into the regular season.
OK, I need to settle down and remind myself that this is Spring Training. This is a trend I am telling myself over and over since we started winning in this not-so-important Spring Training "season". Oh, but it feels so good to see that the Kansas City Royals are 5 and 3 in Spring Training. It gives me hope that following them this Summer will not feel like a waste of time when the end of the season arrives and they are just a few games shy of 100 losses.
I can hardly wait for the Royals to start appearing on television. I heard that Fox picked up their broadcasts this year, so hopefully we will see a lot more games this year. Basically, Fox picked up the Royals Television Network (RTN) from what I read. I have not heard officially that this was taking place, but hopefully it means that their games will be available no matter where I am visiting. Previously, RTN was only available in certain areas and through certain cable companies. Of course Cox and Sunflower both carried the games and that will continue. It is simply that before RTN had to be fit in on other non-sports channels; now the games will be on Fox Sports Network as far as I can tell. More information on this later when I go and look for it.
KC plays again tomorrow at 2:05 pm CST against Colorado. We will wait to see how they play tomorrow.