Royal Screwups

Alright, in honor of Nightmare, I will get off the phone and write something.

Last night I went to see the Royals. They of course had come into the game on a 10 game losing streak. They are on track to get the record for most losses in a season.

But last night seemed different. We went up 7-2, and stayed there going into the 9th inning. However, in the 9th inning, we gave up 11 runs, 4 unearned runs, two dropped pop flies, and three errors. Yes, we lost 13-7.

I halfway expected a waltz to start playing as each player in the field took turns dropping the ball.

The newspaper today is calling it the “Nauseating Ninth.” And that it was. Our “closer,” Mike MacDougal gave up six hits and seven runs personally. He only played half an inning and only got one out. That means his ERA for the game was 184. 1-8-4. To put that in perspective, Roger Clemmens, who has been playing baseball ever since getting off the ark, has an ERA of 1.4.

The hecklers were in fine form, however. The guy behind me, after they gave up 5 runs, screamed “HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME!” down onto the field. The great thing about having a crappy team is that the 47 people that go to the game can sit close enough to the field that the player can hear the heckling…

One heckler behind us was so upset he got arrested.

I have to admit though, once a team gets bad enough, it actually goes from bad to highly entertaining. My enjoyment level from booing and heckling the players was much higher than my enjoyment level during the previous 8 innings.

The entire crowd stayed just so they could boo the players off the field. The team should have been handed pink slips as they exited the field, if not purple koolaid. (forgive the cult reference)

The frightening thing is, the most pathetic player out there is making 10 times what I do. Seriously, the fielding was so bad, we could have sent a 6 year old with a popcorn bucket and had better success.

It’s time to send the Royals back to Omaha. Not a couple of them. Send the entire team back to the minors and try again next year.


  24 comments for “Royal Screwups

  1. August 10, 2005 at 9:29 am

    I love a good heckler

  2. August 10, 2005 at 10:02 am

    But Incredipete, what were YOU yelling?

  3. August 10, 2005 at 10:34 am

    “Give us Barabus!”

  4. August 10, 2005 at 10:54 am

    He was yelling, “I feel pretty!!!”

  5. August 10, 2005 at 11:02 am

    Oh so pretty.

  6. August 10, 2005 at 11:48 am

    SO very witty…

  7. August 10, 2005 at 12:05 pm

    And gay.

  8. August 10, 2005 at 12:25 pm

    Incredipeter likes Barbara Streisand.

  9. August 10, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    Jenna doesn’t play fair.

  10. Rik
    August 10, 2005 at 12:29 pm

    11 in the ninth. Oh
    That’s all i’ve got. I can’t think of anything else to say. Yeah right. Did you know that KC is the only team to make it to the playoffs with a losing record?? Makes ya proud, don’t it? Barabus probably would have had a better outing, btw.

  11. August 10, 2005 at 12:36 pm

    But he doesn’t want to do her.

  12. August 10, 2005 at 12:40 pm

    zzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZ …. *snuffle* … huh? whaaa? 😀

  13. August 10, 2005 at 1:45 pm

    I’m a *aahchoo* … Cubs fan *winky, winky*

  14. August 10, 2005 at 1:48 pm

    I’m a Cardinals fan… 🙂

  15. Rik
    August 10, 2005 at 1:49 pm


  16. August 10, 2005 at 2:24 pm

    Jenna and I have tickets to the 9/11 Cards game at Busch stadium! Woot Woot!

    (Busch is getting torn down after this season)

  17. August 10, 2005 at 3:53 pm

    Bring on the hot dogs!!!!!

  18. August 10, 2005 at 4:03 pm

    And by hot dogs, you mean beer.. right??

  19. August 10, 2005 at 4:21 pm

    She might have been referring to Incredipete’s weiner. Or to leaving the puppies out in the sun.

  20. August 11, 2005 at 7:48 am

    All of the above: Beer, puppies AND weiners. I’m a hard core gal.

  21. August 11, 2005 at 9:18 am

    I stopped liking baseball since the last strike. I can’t stand to have a game elevated to to where fucking basketball and Football has made it into. (More basketball then football of course) So I could care less if it was the Royals or the Monarchs out there stinking it up. Pro Athletes for the most part are whiney bitches. And guys like me would give up there left nut to play the game just to be playing the game they have to go and fuck it up with agents and GIANT ticket prices. So stay at home and watch the shit on the tube, or even better watch the highlights on ESPN, that way you can muti-task while getting rid of the bullshit.

    Sorry for the rant.
    move alnog there is nothing to see here.

  22. August 11, 2005 at 9:35 am

    I’m sorry…was this about sports? Cause i pretty much tuned out. Please don’t write about sports.

  23. August 11, 2005 at 9:50 am

    Clearly I didn’t build my reputation talking about sports.

  24. August 11, 2005 at 2:14 pm

    what? I don’t understand. Is this not the Jim Rome Blog?

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