Kansas City played in their fifth Spring Training game of the 2008 season. Kansas City won today 7 - 6 with a double to center that scored two runs. The Royals are now 2 - 3 in Spring Training. If my memory is correct, I believe that is a better start than they had last year in Spring Training.
I still feel the excitement with the new manager (Trey Hillman) leading the Royals. From the few games that I have had a chance to listen to and from the radio discussion, it sounds like Trey has a completely different style of managing this team. I sure hope so, because we need something new and different to put the Royals in a position to be a contender come September. Trey is involved in all areas of the team and from what I have heard from announcers on 810 WHB, it sounds like the team has taken to Trey very well.
Carrie and I have already started talking about getting tickets for this season. We received a notice that pre-sales take place this Wednesday prior to opening to the general public and is going out first to those that have ordered previously. Yes, I am interested, but I also remember the second game of the season last year and freezing my butt off bundled up in the cold. Oh, and KC lost the first and second game of the season.... They might have lost the first 10 - 15, I do not recall, but it was a bad bad start and season.
Kansas City takes on Colorado at 2:05 in Surprise, AZ. While a lot of people say that Spring Training means nothing at all, it does give some hope when a team that has not produced does well in the pre-season. Hopefully the hits (12 runs Friday, 7 runs Saturday, 7 runs Sunday, and 7 runs today) and runs will continue the rest of the March as well as into the regular season. I would also hope that the excitement that I am feeling as well as the sports call-in shows will continue. Time will of course tell.