George Brett http://kcur.org en Royals Hold On To Post-Season Hopes http://kcur.org/post/royals-hold-post-season-hopes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Heading into late September, the Kansas City Royals are holding on to their hopes of reaching baseball’s playoffs for the first time since their World Series championship in 1985. A late season surge reversed a downward spiral at the All-Star break.</span></p><p><strong>A rocky start to the season &nbsp;</strong></p><p>This spring the Kansas City Royals tied a franchise record set only one year earlier for 11 straight losses at home. Manager Ned Yost seemed at a loss about what to do next.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:39:08 +0000 Greg Echlin 43831 at http://kcur.org Royals Hold On To Post-Season Hopes Brett Leaves Dug Out For Front Office http://kcur.org/post/brett-leaves-dug-out-front-office <p style="margin-right:2.15pt">Kansas City Royals legend George Brett is returning to the front office after almost two months as temporary hitting coach for the team. At a news conference Thursday, Brett was emotional when he said it wasn’t easy to leave the dug out once again.</p><p style="margin-right:2.15pt">The team is on the verge of traveling to three different cities on their current road trip, and Brett says traveling is rough on him.<o:p></o:p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:03:30 +0000 Greg Echlin & Steve Bell 40889 at http://kcur.org The Pine-Tar Game: Yankees Bat Boy Who Says It Didn't Have To Happen http://kcur.org/post/pine-tar-game-yankees-bat-boy-who-says-it-didnt-have-happen <p>Today marks the 30th anniversary of a game between the <strong>Kansas City Royals</strong> and the <strong>New York Yankees</strong> that made history. It would become known as the "Pine-Tar Game."</p><p>On July 24, 1983, in the top of the ninth, with the Royals trailing 4-3 and down to their last out, George Brett came to bat. Brett hit a 2-run homer that gave the Royals a lead in the game. But those runs were taken off the scoreboard when an umpire ruled that George Brett had too much pine tar -- a substance used to get a better grip -- on the bat.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:48:13 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Randy Mason 40784 at http://kcur.org The Pine-Tar Game: Yankees Bat Boy Who Says It Didn't Have To Happen Kansas City Royals: Rocketing Start To Steep Decline http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-royals-rocketing-start-steep-decline <p></p><p>How can a team that began the season so brilliantly currently be in the basement? Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan & Beth Lipoff 37844 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Royals: Rocketing Start To Steep Decline All-Star Game Festivities Kick Off In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/all-star-game-festivities-kick-kansas-city <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Kansas City&#39;s All-Star festivities officially kicked off Friday morning at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. </span> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:44:46 +0000 Greg Echlin 20696 at http://kcur.org All-Star Game Festivities Kick Off In Kansas City