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#1904351 - 05/01/13 09:40 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
christgs80 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
I don't blame the fans.

For all the good things the Royals have done this off-season, and for all the encouraging signs so far early this season....this team is still the same organization that hasn't made the playoffs in 25+ years.

They're gun-shy about being all-in on this team at this point.

Give it a month or two, if in late June, early July, this team is still hanging around, the people will come.

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#1904354 - 05/01/13 09:43 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: christgs80]
pwhittemore Offline
Satellite Coords Mod

Registered: 09/06/05
Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: christgs80

They're gun-shy about being all-in on this team at this point.


Abusive relationship.

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#1904355 - 05/01/13 09:44 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
CrimsonNBlue Offline
Tee Y

Registered: 10/04/05
Loc: KC, MO
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Originally Posted By: pwhittemore
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Thought the crowd was really disappointing. 12,000+ for your ace on the mound against a (now) perennial contender, and it's sunny and 80 to boot? Poor form.


That is disappointing.


I think there's also some healthy skepticism. I do believe, though, that if this team is still flirting with the division lead come June, you'll see crowds regularly in excess of 30,000.


Crowd was pretty damn impressive on Sunday.

I think there's a little bit of truth in Max's post.
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#1904356 - 05/01/13 09:46 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: pwhittemore]
christgs80 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
Originally Posted By: pwhittemore
Originally Posted By: christgs80

They're gun-shy about being all-in on this team at this point.


Abusive relationship.


This time it'll be different, I promise.

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#1904359 - 05/01/13 09:49 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
pwhittemore Offline
Satellite Coords Mod

Registered: 09/06/05
Loc: NYC
Here you go Moose.


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#1904360 - 05/01/13 09:51 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
christgs80 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
You could tell that HR was big as far as Moose's confidence goes.

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#1904412 - 05/01/13 10:52 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
gquinn225 Offline
Prolly Thinks U Dumb

Registered: 06/02/06
Loc: Mile High City
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Thought the crowd was really disappointing. 12,000+ for your ace on the mound against a (now) perennial contender, and it's sunny and 80 to boot? Poor form.


I was gonna comment on that, but figured one of these super-wise baseball posters would have chastised me. I'm too sensitive for that.

Besides, I remember posting about the state of the KC baseball fan last year, and you yourself told me the fans would come in droves.

I didn't really believe it last year, but more likely to this year. My optimism regarding the Royals this year will go longer than it has most of my adult life.

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#1904422 - 05/01/13 10:56 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
I think younger fans who have never lived in a better baseball town think 17-18,000 is a good crowd. It's not. If this team is competitive, 25+ needs to be the norm, and weekend games should be 32+.
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#1904430 - 05/01/13 11:01 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
gquinn225 Offline
Prolly Thinks U Dumb

Registered: 06/02/06
Loc: Mile High City
Originally Posted By: JFish26
I think younger fans who have never lived in a better baseball town think 17-18,000 is a good crowd. It's not. If this team is competitive, 25+ needs to be the norm, and weekend games should be 32+.


It makes no sense why they would not. What competes with the sports entertainment $$$$ in the summer?

Whateverthephuck the MLS team is called?

Prove me wrong about not being a Major League Sports town, KC.

Or go have more babies and eat more BBQ.

Your choice.


Edit: For the record, I've always been of the opinion the KC is a baseball town @ heart FIRST. Chiefs included. That franchise resembles a failed abortion. Red is appropriate to represent.


Edited by gquinn225 (05/01/13 11:03 AM)

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#1904441 - 05/01/13 11:05 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: gquinn225]
CrimsonNBlue Offline
Tee Y

Registered: 10/04/05
Loc: KC, MO
MLS has 18k+ for every game, but I'm not sure they're competing for the same market.

I think a little bit of it is fatigue. KU/MU football. Chiefs. KU Basketball.

Not a great excuse, but I get the sense that the 'burbs follow the colleges more closely than most cities.
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#1904443 - 05/01/13 11:06 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
gquinn225 Offline
Prolly Thinks U Dumb

Registered: 06/02/06
Loc: Mile High City
That's horseshit logic.

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#1904444 - 05/01/13 11:06 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: gquinn225]
CrimsonNBlue Offline
Tee Y

Registered: 10/04/05
Loc: KC, MO
Originally Posted By: gquinn225
Edit: For the record, I've always been of the opinion the KC is a baseball town @ heart FIRST. Chiefs included.


I just don't get that feeling at all.


And, while I love the Royals, if the chiefs are an abortion, what does that make the Royals in the last 25 years or so?
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#1904448 - 05/01/13 11:09 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
gquinn225 Offline
Prolly Thinks U Dumb

Registered: 06/02/06
Loc: Mile High City
I haven't lived there in 12 years, so I honestly don't know first hand.

Part of my perception is my own prejudice towards the hill-billy sect (which always seemed like the majority to me) of Chiefs fans.

Your point about the Royals is not ignored.

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#1904450 - 05/01/13 11:12 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: gquinn225]
CrimsonNBlue Offline
Tee Y

Registered: 10/04/05
Loc: KC, MO
I'm no chiefs fan and have been to Arrowhead all of one time, so I understand the prejudice.

It's chiefs-talk here 365 days a year.

I don't like St. Louis, but I wish our city loved their baseball team as much as they do.
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#1904453 - 05/01/13 11:14 AM Re: Series 9: TB @ KC [Re: JFish26]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
And I'm saying KC fans largely don't even know that's what baseball is supposed to look like. For 25+ years, it's just been a pleasant background distraction in the summer.
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