By: Jon Van Pelt
By now, many Royals fans are used to this group of players, winning and competing to win almost everyday. When the team fails to play like that for a few games, some fans tend to go crazy thinking everything is falling apart. This has been especially the case over the last few games. The two best pitchers on the Royals, Ian Kennedy and Edinson Volquez, who started out the season with great outings, have had horrible outings in back-to-back days.
The Royals began a series in LA against the Angels who have been struggling offensively, and for all practical purposes, the series looked like it was as good as the Royals. But right away, it became apparent the Angels were not going quietly. Through the first to games the Angels have outscored the Royals, 15-5 and took both games by a score of 6-1 and 9-4. So instead of realizing that losing is part of the game, some like to start blaming players or coaches for the team not being perfect every night. Let me get two things straightened out for those fans, 1). These players and coaches are far from perfect and 2). When they fail to be up to par on a given night, realize that we are still in the first few weeks worth of months of baseball. Now, before I go too far, I’d like to say, not all fans are like this, and I’d venture to say not many of the majority are like this, but for those who do get a little on edge, remember, every team will have 54 wins, and 54 losses. The 54 games after those thresholds have been reached are the really important ones and there’s no need to even begin worrying before then.