Welcome back to the latest addition of Lockdown of the Town, where we discuss the latest events surrounding COVID-19 and hopefully any sports news that can be found. Let’s cut to the chase and get right into it!
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said Monday that discussions are underway to extend the cities’ stay at home order that expires on April 24th. Although there are disagreements on for how long they extend the order, it’s mostly expected to be another three weeks at the least.
Governor Mike Parsons was quoted as saying that his office was in constant communication with the Mayors of major cities in the state, but that the decision on either lifting or extending stay-at-home orders will be based public health data regarding COVID-19.
Judging by the recent spikes in infected patients, it’s likely we will be confined to our homes for at least a few more weeks. Lets just hope that we can all keep our wits about us for just a little longer.
Matt Snyder, a writer for CBS Sports, recently wrote an article comprising of a lineup of all the best Royals players in franchise history. This would be a fun piece to write, because a lot of the positions can be filled based on specific memories or opinions you have about certain players. It’s all subjective.
Here’s a look at the lineup Snyder created:
- Carlos Beltran, CF
- George Brett, 3B
- Danny Tartabull, RF
- Hal McRae, LF
- John Mayberry, 1B
- Mike Sweeney, DH
- Salvador Perez, C
- Frank White, 2B
- Alcides Escobar, SS
The pitching rotation obviously had Saberhagen, Greinke, and Quisenberry. However, does anybody notice something missing? Oh yeah. The man, the myth, the legend, Bo Jackson. To be fair, Snyder does have him on the bench. Call me biased, but I think a generational athlete like Bo deserves a starting spot despite playing with the team from only 86′ to 90′.
Bo Jackson is a super hero. You cannot convince me otherwise.— #TodayInSports (@TodayInSports3) April 12, 2020
I know this is Arrowhead Guys, but I’m sure we all have some memories of great players we enjoyed at Kauffman Stadium. What are some of your favorite players in Royals history?
Weekly Debate Fire Starter
It’s no question that Carolina Panther’s running back Christian McCaffrey is insanely talented. He was a dual threat out of the backfield and a potential MVP candidate last year. It’s no wonder that the Panthers wanted to lock him up.
They did just that by signing him to a four-year, $16 million a year deal, making him the highest paid running back in the league. That’s a monster deal by any standards, but for a running back? I’m not quite sold on that.
I understand Ron Rivera’s replacement wanting to build the team’s future around CMC, but that seems like a steep price. I know that’s quite a turn around form somebody who suggested we draft a back in the first round this year.
I realize that a running back’s career can have a short shelf life, it’s a physically demanding position. There’s also the fact that you can find great talent in the middle rounds year in and year out at that spot. Eventually, you’ll always have to decide to either pay up or move on.
Do you think that signing CMC to a deal that totals to $75 million is worth it? Let us know in the comments. And as always, stay safe Kansas City!