Sundays at the K! and Open Thread.

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If you’re a Chiefs fan looking to talk about the Royals, this it the place for it. And if you are looking to talk about other things, this is also the place for that.

Welcome to your weekly Arrowhead Guys afternoon open thread, Sundays at the K! Wrapping up the series against the Tigers in Omaha, the boys in blue showed some signs of life by taking the second game in the series, their first series win since April. Unfortunately, that proved to be more a tease than anything else, since they have dropped the first two in a disappointing fashion.

To be fair, the Twins have one of the best records in the entire league, while the Royals are sniffing the other end of the spectrum, but both losses at Target field were disappointing in spite of the gap. It also hasn’t helped that the pitch calls from behind the plate have been wildly inconsistent. Soler got himself ejected in the first game for objecting to the second time a pitch below his knees, if the digital strike zone’s anything even close to accurate. Normally I’d call that a bonehead maneuver, but the second strike in this case was at least the width of the baseball below the line, so I sympathize with him. The umpire rotation for the next game was no improvement, with Cuthbert taking a called “strike” that came in over the inside line of paint of the opposite batter’s box. And while the calls were fair in that the Twins’s at-bats were called in the same hot garbage way, the fact that they are a much better team at the plate has meant that they’ve been better able to cope with it.

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Anyway, today’s atrocity is scheduled to start at 1310 AG Time, and while it’s drizzly up my way, down south toward Keysorville the radar’s clear, so a rain delay doesn’t appear to be likely. If you aren’t masochistic enough to watch the game for itself, you might want to tune in long enough to see if the umps can deliver a hat trick with garbage strike zones.

If not, there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that, this is still our Sunday afternoon open thread, and yesterday I came across three Chiefs-related videos, which can be found in last night’s Afternight thread:

With that, time’s yours.

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Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/16/2019 6:45 pm

yup, a good 8-6 win … need MOAR like that, a whole lot more

06/16/2019 4:57 pm

Ian Kennedy, yo.

Anthony Stratton
06/16/2019 2:13 pm

Happy Father’s Day AG.

06/16/2019 12:27 pm

Watching the US women take on Chile in the Women’s World Cup. We’re up 3-0 in the 69th minute… let’s go ladies!

06/16/2019 12:23 pm

I have a question that someone more knowledgable might be able to answer. When can Bobby Witt Jr be called up? Do the Royals have to wait until the next season or could he be called up this season?

Reply to  ChiefDog
06/16/2019 6:04 pm

Witt jr can be brought up to the majors right away, Brandon Finnegan played in the college World Series and the Royals World Series in the same year.

Whitey Herzog said that the Royals brought Clint Hurdle up too early in the 70’s and ruined his career,so you have to be careful .

06/16/2019 12:22 pm

Hey, have y’all heard the Chargers are not only the team to beat in the AFC West, but the entire league? Melvin Gordon said so on the InterWebs, so it must be true.

Reply to  legal_kush
06/16/2019 12:30 pm

Rivers is gonna use that visor so we can’t see him cry. That’s what I’m sad about the most!

06/16/2019 12:15 pm

Rec for the usage of Keysorville. lol

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