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Sunday, January 15, 2012

George Brett says young Royals remind him of his playing days

Sans Zdebonair, of course.

Sans Zdebonair

The words are flowing quickly from George Brett’s mouth. The greatest player in Royals history can’t stop talking about winning baseball in Kansas City.

He’s saying the same names and phrases you’ve heard before.

Eric Hosmer can be a star. And the young left-handed pitchers can turn into studs. And guys like Johnny Giavotella and Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez can win with talent AND chemistry.

“What were they doing in Double-A two years ago?” Brett says. “They were voted the best (darn) team in all of minor-league baseball.”

Repoz Posted: January 15, 2012 at 08:51 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: January 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM (#4037322)
Why, which current Royal threw a temper tantrum after having been caught cheating?
   2. Gold Star for Robothal Posted: January 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM (#4037323)
Eric Hosmer had a perfect, double-tapered #### the day after eating crab legs at the Bellagio in Vegas.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: January 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4037387)
“They were voted the best (darn) team in all of minor-league baseball.”

I'm guessing he said "dang."
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 15, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4037431)

“They were voted the best (darn) team in all of minor-league baseball.”

I'm guessing he said "dang."

He said "looking."
   5. I Am Not a Number Posted: January 15, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4037459)
George Brett trusts The Process.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 15, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4037490)
So Yuni would be Paul Schaal?

Looking at Brett's rookie year, I'm kinda stunned to see him teammates with Pinson and Cepeda. For the life of me I can't recall ever seeing Pinson play but I almost certainly did. Hmmmm....

And how's this for some reasonably unauspicious debuts (maybe not all debuts but ...):
(age and OPS+)

Brett, 21, 91 OPS+
Wohlford, 23, 90
Cowens, 22, 67
White, 23, 50
B Martinez, 25, 73
   7. Eugene Freedman Posted: January 16, 2012 at 06:58 AM (#4037789)
When was the last time you #### your pants?
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 16, 2012 at 09:21 AM (#4037818)
Several undiagnosed brain tumors would explain everything about the Royals.
   9. UCCF Posted: January 16, 2012 at 09:39 AM (#4037829)
Several undiagnosed brain tumors would explain everything about the Royals management

   10. GIANTlhbASS Posted: January 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4039084)
If only the pitching side looked half as promising as the hitting side.

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