06/23/08 6:10 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Kansas City Royals|
|Willy Taveras - CF||David DeJesus - CF|
|Jeff Baker - DH||Mike Aviles - 2B|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Alex Gordon - 3B|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Jose Guillen - DH|
|Garrett Atkins - 3B||Miguel Olivo - C|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Mark Teahen - RF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Ross Gload - 1B|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Esteban German - LF|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Tony Pena - SS|
Kansas City is just one of those teams that it's really easy for me to not like. Like some 80's hair band perpetually trying to recapture glory that will never come back, with the added pathology of never realizing that weird kick they have for wearing spandex on stage just isn't normal, the Royals try to act like they're still a relevant and meaningful player in the MLB by making all the big off season free agent signings and laying out all the big draft bonuses that many fans seem to think equals winning baseball, but the end result of all that hairspray and noise still sits perennially at the bottom of the AL Central standings. Additionally, they spawned Clint Hurdle and they use the DH. What exactly is there to like about them?
It's no wonder then, that the Rockies are slowly eroding the support of former Royals fans across the great plains, as we're obviously just a much more likable team that actually has won something since the time grunge music killed the hair bands.