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Sunday, July 26, 2015

For these Royals, winning attitude really does make a difference | The Kansas City Star

In both sports and business, there is a popular idea that a group is made better or worse by how it generates or loses energy together. So-called “energy givers” are valued, and “energy suckers” are rooted out and discarded. Chiefs coach Andy Reid, among many others, refers to this regularly.

There is so much talk in sports about team chemistry, an impossibly vague term that often confuses cause and effect. Maybe there’s some of that here, too — there’d be a lot fewer high fives and funny jokes on a last-place team — but an organization-wide emphasis on how each player affects the next is as logical a reason as any for how this group has changed the history of a long-sorry franchise.

“You either give or you suck,” first-base coach Rusty Kuntz says. “There’s no in-between.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 26, 2015 at 10:04 AM | 10 comment(s)
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