The Kansas City Royals have taken a swift approach to the offseason thus far. So far, they signed Jason Vargas to bolster their rotation, non-tendered Chris Getz and traded catcher George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs. Baseball's annual...Show More Summary
The Kansas City Royals addressed one of their needs when they signed innings-eater Jason Vargas. Three of the five rotation spots were solidified with the signing, but what would the team do to fill the back-end of the rotation? James Shields, Jeremy Guthrie and Vargas provide a solid foundation to build a rotation on. Show More Summary
So far this offseason, Jason Vargas' reported four-year, $32 million accord with the Kansas City Royals stands as the biggest contract earned by a free-agent pitcher. But that is bound to change with a few other established veteran starting pitchers on the market seeking big deals and a closer who could bring in a significant payday. Show More Summary
Can a hulking man in an outlandish costume fire a projectile into a crowd, hit someone in the eye, and get away with it? Maybe—if the costumed guy is the Kansas City Royals mascot, and the projectile is a hot dog that’s fired into the stands during a baseball game.
If you were anywhere near a radio (or movie trailer) this summer you heard ‘Royals,’ the debatably-racist smash hit by 17-year old New Zealander Lorde. You know, this one: If you’re an adult without a radio or the type who wisely refrains...Show More Summary
On Thursday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals announced "major" news to the baseball world. Well, at least they thought it was big enough to use the word "major" to describe their most recent free-agent signing. According to Bob Dutton...Show More Summary
Seventeen-year-old Lorde made a name for herself earlier this year with the release of her hit single "Royals." The song climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, holding the No. 1 spot for weeks while earning Lorde major recognition...Show More Summary
Who knew that when VH-1 reported that “‘Royals’ has seized the zeitgeist,” it meant the Kansas City Royals? And that Zeitgeist isn’t some up-and-coming minor-league reliever. It’s that hit song by 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde, who revealed that a photo of a Royals baseball player inspired her. Really. From VH-1: “There’s no denying the […]
Pitching was what kept the Royals competitive in 2013 - starting pitchers James Shields, Jeremy Guthrie and Ervin Santana didn't post superstar numbers, but each pitched over 200 innings, giving the Royals some dependability. The bullpen...Show More Summary
Here's another update to a story previously (and repeatedly) covered here: the Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether the Kansas City Royals can be held liable because its lion-like mascot, Sluggerrr, threw a hot dog into somebody's eye. Goofy as...
The Kansas City Royals enter the offseason with a few needs, and upgrading right field or second base ranks high on their list. A reunion with Carlos Beltran, whom the team drafted in 1995, would certainly answer one of those needs. A trade with the Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips would address the other. Show More Summary
A mascot for the Kansas City Royals threw a wrapped hot dog into the stands, which injured a fan. A jury rejected his claim, but an appeals court reinstated it, and the Missouri Supreme Court is now considering whether the traditional...Show More Summary
The Kansas City Royals took a step forward as a successful franchise in 2013. They produced a winning season for the first time in 10 years. They continued to be relevant late into the season. They had people talking about the possibility of them in the postseason. Show More Summary
George Brett, legendary Kansas City Royals third baseman, recently had a very NSFW confrontation with a fan over an autograph. A tip of the hat to SportsGrid's Jack O'Donnell for spotting a peculiar story featuring a beloved baseball...Show More Summary
Kansas City Royals legend George Brett returned to the Paris of the Plains yesterday for a big event at Kauffman Stadium, held by the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City, as they were honoring him as the 2013 Outstanding Kansas Citian of the Year. Show More Summary
Eric Hosmer is a polarizing figure in Kansas City. He was one of the earliest arrivals of the system developed by general manage Dayton Moore. He was the savior the the team had been waiting for over the past several years. He was aShow More Summary
About three years ago a fan at a Kansas City Royals game got beaned in the face and decided to sue the team. But the flying object doing the beaning wasn’t a baseball, which could be reasonably expected to fly into the stands and hurt someone, but a hot dog flung by the mascot as part of the “fan attraction” … [More]
People will file lawsuits over anything and everything nowadays, and some can be the result of bizarre occurrences, which is what the Kansas City Royals are facing. According to the Associated Press, per ESPN.com, the Royals are being...Show More Summary
A hot dog injury lawsuit will be heard by the Missouri Supreme Court after a fan, John Coomer, was hit in the face with a hot dog in 2009 by a Kansas City Royals team mascot.
Keep your eyes open for a foul dog.