Mondesi....



  • Walk off dinger in bottom 10th vs Brewers. His 3rd HR in spring ball.



  • I haven’t had the time I want to pay attention to the Royals at Spring training. What’s it looking like for the 2nd base spot? What are we doing with Cutbbert? Need to keep him to replace Moose at 3B next season. Not saying we get rid of moose, but a transition to 1B seems like a realistic option for him.



  • @Kcmatt7 Cuthbert shared 1st with Hos today. Nothing set in stone so far except for the usual Moose/Esky/Hos/Salvy. Second appears it may be Mondesi’s. Gordo in LF, Cain in CF and Paulo/Soler seem to be sharing RF. Merrifield, Billy Burns, Colon and Gore are getting PT. Then there are a host of minor league players being looked at.



  • @brooksmd Are you going to be up this way this year? Ain’t no pasture e to mow at my place. Only cold 🍺 & flies to drown. Plus, Royals stadium is a 4 hour drive…



  • Picked up my annual baseball preview like I have been for about 30 years and there on KC’s page is a large picture of Ventura, printed up before his tragedy.



  • @globaljaybird Supposed to go up to Topeka this summer for my uncle’s big b-day bash if his kids get it planned. I could add a couple days on the trip home. My bride won’t be with me as she’s saving vacation time for nephew’s wedding in Topeka in December. And our son and family will fly in for the wedding and then spend a month with us before returning to Australia. Since she still works she doesn’t have unlimited vacation time like we do.



  • @brooksmd I’m as open as the barn door. And nowhere to go after mid April unless it may be a family emergency.



  • @globaljaybird Dang, people going bat-crap crazy over last nite. Think I’ll fight the temptation to read basketball stuff and stay in here til Late Night. Well Royals down 1-0 to the Angels in the top of the 2nd. Gonna watch me some Royals baseball, grill some burgers and drink a few cold ones.



  • @brooksmd don’t forget we r going to Italy!



  • @globaljaybird See where the R’s opening in Minn the 3rd, 5th and 6th. Then in Houston 7th, 8th and 9th. May have to think about Houston series. Drive over Sat for the nite game, spend the nite, catch Sun day game and drive home. That could work.



  • Paulo with the dinger over the CF 420 ft mark, scoring Cuthbert. 2-1 R’s. And it hit high on the back wall so pretty good blast.



  • @brooksmd hey!



  • Now Moss with a 2 run dinger scoring Hos. R’s 4-1



  • @Crimsonorblue22 What’s up? You not over in that mess in basketball? Read a little bit when I first got on and that was enough for me. So far much more quieter here.



  • Butera leads off the top of the 5th with a double and the head shake.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Are you going to Roma?



  • Cuthbert drilled in the small of the back, leaves the game. Mondesi running for him.



  • @brooksmd Oh shoot, I missed Merrifield’s double scoring Butera. So it’s 5-1 R’s.



  • So the Angels had the shift on for Hos leaving the 3rd baseman playing ss and he went to sleep allowing Merrifield to steal 3rd and next pitch Mondesi stole 2nd and now Salvy grounds hard to 3rd for 3rd out.



  • @mayjay only thru tv! Don’t go very far. If you offered to take me to Hawaii I’d go😉 Going to sons graduation near Chicago in may, by myself. 😳



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Cancelled a Calif trip to meet the gkids at Disney. So I looked at prices for Italy. Very affordable if done privately, but wifey and I are going to start getting new windows instead.

    She is a champ, patiently waiting for me to finish projects. Bathrm gets finished this week. But I guess she doesn’t want to wait for my learning curve with gaping holes in the walls.

    Hope you have a good trip to Chicago, and congrats on that, by the way. You have a lot to be proud of!



  • Don’t know exactly what happened but Angels blew it open in bottom of 5th. Angels 7-5. Was online furniture shopping with my bride.



  • @brooksmd when do regular games start? MLB had already charged my act for my son. He cancelled it today. He’ll be able to get royals games starting in May for a year at least. Hoping they take me to a game or 2!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 When is Bloodline returning?



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Never mind. Googled it. Looks like July sometime. Evidently Netflix told Sony this will be the last season and it was cut from 13 episodes to 10.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Mondesi may help us forget Dyson. He has stole 2nd and 3rd this inning for 3 steals for the day so far in the top of the 7th. Paulo walked and Gore running for him just stole 2nd. Bloop single by Pena scores Mondesi. Angels 7-6.



  • Just looked on espn and ol Frank beat Florida. SC to the FF. @mayjay why didn’t you tell me?



  • @brooksmd darn, I only get it when my kid is here though



  • @brooksmd happy for frank, you need to get out more😳



  • @brooksmd I just assumed everyone was watching! You didn’t see the congrats thread to Frank Martin? Or were you hiding in Baseball?



  • @mayjay Nope and yep. As I mentioned above I’m going to do my best to stay out of hoops area til Late Nite.



  • R’s last chance. Runners 1st and 3rd, 1 out and Salvy hitting.



  • Salvy FC scores runner from 3rd. 7-7. 2 outs, runner at 2nd and Billy Burns batting.



  • Burns HBP. Franco batting.



  • Franco bloop single scores runner from 2nd. Runners 1st and 3rd. R’s 8-7



  • @mayjay are we safe here?



  • Okay, back from the grill, my cheeseburger and cold beer. R’s won. See that ol Roy beat Kensucky at the buzzer. Bet that don’t sit well with the HCBS choke crowd. I’m sure they’ve pointed out how ol Roy has done since he’s been at UNC compared to his KU time vs HCBS. Well dishes to do and kitchen to clean up. Later y’all.



  • @brooksmd Thanks for the updates. I did see where they came back for da win…couldn’t have done it without ya.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Aw Mom do we hafta? When is that? I know there are a whole bunch of fair weather whiners I won’t be talking with whether it’s Italy, Hoboken, Havana, or Hell. They can have all the companionship & misery they like but only if they keep it to themselves. I noticed you were not on the chat much, I missed your calming Motherly influence. But Appx only had to edit me once-I think? Don’t recall if he got pops or not. Late game was pretty testy.



  • @globaljaybird I watched 60 mins tonight it was about the shootings in garland Texas. You know nadar soofi. Crazy!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Seems all soofis may be crazy as @brooksmd would say " bat crap crazy .".



  • Report is Mondesi won the job. Can’t be mad. He has the higher upside. If he falls flat he has options and we can send him back down. Merrifield will star the season in AAA then I’m sure and Cuthbert and Colon will probably fill out the big league club.





  • @Kcmatt7 he’s had a great spring! Like the speed too



  • @Crimsonorblue22 yea read the link @BShark posted. He can’t keep up what he has done. But, if he can hit .250 with 10-12 HR and 30+ SB he would 100% be the best option at that spot.


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