“I’ll get ’em,” he says. “I won’t let them suckers outsmart me" Ned Yost, Jeff Foxworthy & the 2012 KC ROYALS

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“You’ve got to be a special deer,” he says, “to get a name.”

The first one was “Bo,” after Bo Jackson, because Yost says he was “such a stud.” Batman is still out there, and so is Herschel Walker, the broad-shouldered beast they hope to someday vanquish. Spider-Man and Victor are waiting for their tickets to heaven, and Yost and Foxworthy are waiting to punch them. There’s even a deer they call Wil Myers, after the young and yet unproven outfielder in the Royals’ farm system. Yost smiles when he tells you why, proud of his own creativity.

“Because he’s going to be something special in two years,” he says.


Andy K, Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:57 (eight years ago) link

Jonathan Broxton pitching for Kansas City KC OAK
J Broxton relieved T Collins. 4 3
D Barton struck out looking. 4 3
S Smith hit for C Cowgill. 4 3
S Smith safe at first on error by shortstop A Escobar. 4 3
J Weeks walked, S Smith to second. 4 3
E Sogard walked, S Smith to third, J Weeks to second. 4 3
C Crisp grounded out to second, S Smith scored, J Weeks to third, E Sogard to second. 4 4
Y Cespedes hit by pitch. 4 4
J Gomes hit by pitch, J Weeks scored, E Sogard to third, Y Cespedes to second. 4 5

Both HBPs were on the first pitch.

Andy K, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 23:51 (eight years ago) link

dodgers fan have a long and involved love/hate relationship with broxton.. ever since that home series with the yankees where joe torre obliterated his arm and his confidence hes never been the same.


wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:00 (eight years ago) link

so nice guy, infuriating hitter

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:28 (eight years ago) link

francouer! that's awesome.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:31 (eight years ago) link

I'm about 20% considering a swing to KC to see the Futures Game the Sunday before the ASG, btw

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:32 (eight years ago) link

Kauffman stadium is really nice. I only saw a game for like 2 innings before the heavens opened up and unleashed some sort of midwestern hellstorm that a dude from LA had never seen before.

wolves in our wounds (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:48 (eight years ago) link


Andy K, Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:56 (eight years ago) link


Andy K, Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:57 (eight years ago) link

Jonathan Sanchez has melted down again

Bee OK, Sunday, 15 April 2012 01:00 (eight years ago) link


Andy K, Saturday, 21 April 2012 00:38 (eight years ago) link

0-10 at home

top hitter: yuni
top pitcher: bruce chen

hit into 12 double plays in the last five games

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:21 (eight years ago) link

Thanks Hos!

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:30 (eight years ago) link

you can put it on the borad . . . yes

mookieproof, Friday, 4 May 2012 04:09 (eight years ago) link

1-11 at home


Andy K, Saturday, 5 May 2012 02:55 (eight years ago) link


UPDATE: After being examined by the Royals’ team doctor Duffy has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which is the injury that requires Tommy John surgery. He’ll seek a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum first, but it looks like season-ending surgery for the promising left-hander. What a shame.


Grusin' Gang (Andy K), Monday, 14 May 2012 21:35 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Yeah, he's a cinderblock for any team dumb enough to try to swim with him.

9 1/2 Gleeks (WmC), Saturday, 9 June 2012 13:48 (eight years ago) link

he was incredible last year, but i agree it was prob an outlier

johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 June 2012 15:26 (eight years ago) link

Robinson revels in promotion to big leagues

love this guy

mookieproof, Sunday, 10 June 2012 17:48 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

homer, ground-rule double, triple thru 5 innings for billy butler

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:33 (eight years ago) link


Andy K, Saturday, 18 August 2012 01:58 (seven years ago) link

this is how you sweep detroit


johnny crunch, Friday, 31 August 2012 23:38 (seven years ago) link

The Royals have a better record than the Red Sox

Andy K, Sunday, 9 September 2012 22:02 (seven years ago) link

Butler just got ejected during an at-bat. Nothing like having the plate ump walk into the batter's box, take his mask off, and boot you.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:15 (seven years ago) link

10th inning, tied at three, runner on second. Abreu inherited a 2-2 count, K'd.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:16 (seven years ago) link

YEAH, I'm watching the Royals and the Twins.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:17 (seven years ago) link

good use of ur time imo

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:20 (seven years ago) link

This pitcher is named Francisley Bueno.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:20 (seven years ago) link

Lorenzo Cain is writhing in agony.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:22 (seven years ago) link

It's September and the Royals have Brayan Pena playing first base.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:27 (seven years ago) link

ned hasnt let those suckers outsmart him

johnny crunch, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:28 (seven years ago) link

Game ova.

Good job, Mike Estabrook.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2012 03:29 (seven years ago) link

Salvador Perez just picked Alexei Ramirez off third base. He's fun to watch already.

Andy K, Friday, 21 September 2012 01:11 (seven years ago) link

Catcher @SalvadorPerez15 picks off his MLB-leading 5th of the season and 8th of his young career. Both are #Royals records.

Andy K, Friday, 21 September 2012 01:14 (seven years ago) link

Q Berry safe at first on error by third baseman M Moustakas, Q Berry to second on throwing error by third baseman M Moustakas.
P Fielder singled to left, Q Berry scored, M Cabrera to third, P Fielder to second on error by left fielder A Gordon.
O Infante reached on infield single to shortstop, O Infante to second on throwing error by shortstop A Escobar.

This game is currently in the second inning.

Plenty of ballgame for the Tigers to catch up.

Andy K, Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:40 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

Ned Yost announced today that he will retire as manager of the Royals following Sunday's season finale against the Twins.

— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) September 23, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 23 September 2019 15:52 (ten months ago) link

On the first day of September in 2014, the Kansas City Royals called up a pitching prospect named Brandon Finnegan. Only a few months earlier, they had selected him in the first round out of Texas Christian University. He was a hard-throwing lefty, the sort of arm the bullpen needed as the Royals attempted to return to the postseason for the first time in 29 years.

I was the Royals beat writer for The Kansas City Star at the time. So I asked manager Ned Yost the question on the minds of most Royals fans that afternoon: How did he plan to use Finnegan?

“Match him up,” Yost said.

He stared at me. We were sitting in his office, with a couple other reporters, a courtesy Yost extended to the traveling beat writers before every game. His answers could often be cryptic or clipped or flippant, but this one was just confusing.

What, I followed up, did that exactly mean?

Yost leaned forward in his chair. He knew the answer. He would gauge the rookie’s mettle in low-leverage situations and go from there. But Yost saw little reason to explain that to me. He always knew more than he let on.

“How the fuck,” he said, “do I know how I’m going to use Finnegan?”


mookieproof, Monday, 23 September 2019 20:56 (ten months ago) link

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