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Friday, August 30, 2019

Why those who know him believe John Sherman is the right man to buy, lead KC Royals

John Sherman is a baseball nerd. That’s how some friends describe him, anyway. He is the kind of fan who not only can go over last night’s game but tell you who’s pitching the next day and who might not be available out of the bullpen.

He reads books that would only appeal to hardcore baseball people, from “Big Data Baseball” (about the number-crunching that fueled the Pirates’ rise from the bottom) to “The Grind” (about the human struggles behind professional sports’ longest season)....

Privately, the Royals have described the exploration of potential downtown sites as “very exhilarating,” and the project is said to be supported by various levels of government and local leaders.

“He’s expressed some pride to me that they were trying some things differently (in Cleveland),” Illig said. “I wouldn’t say the Royals, out of necessity, under the Glasses have done some of that stuff. I don’t think the Glass family is wired the way I’m describing.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2019 at 04:29 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 30, 2019 at 07:01 PM (#5875773)
“Big Data Baseball” (about the number-crunching that fueled the Pirates’ rise from the bottom)

Why'd they stop?
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 30, 2019 at 07:05 PM (#5875774)
ESPN reports deal is done
   3. Dr. Vaux Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5875829)
I would certainly hope that someone who's going to pay a billion dollars for a baseball team likes baseball.
   4. Zach Posted: August 30, 2019 at 11:08 PM (#5875832)
Crossing my fingers this works out.

The truth is, it's probably a good time for a change. Ever since the World Series, they've been drifting.

Some energy and strategic direction from the owner's suite would be welcome.

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