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Updated: 2017-07-06T14:40:10.639-05:00

 



I was looking for the old "15 out of 20"...

2017-07-06T14:16:10.607-05:00

I was looking for the old "15 out of 20" rant as the Royals have more or less just done it again (18-6 should count).......and this post is just a gem. If we could only go back and tell Rany and ourselves what was about to happen..............



Whenever I feel down on the Royals, I swing by her...

2017-05-02T22:07:52.490-05:00

Whenever I feel down on the Royals, I swing by here. This is my happy place.



It is November 17, 2016, and I did just return to ...

2016-11-17T16:21:37.531-06:00

It is November 17, 2016, and I did just return to relive the Top 5. I will always be grateful to you for doing this project and letting me relive the magic. Thank you.



Spell check Rany: In moment #51 did you accidental...

2016-07-13T18:53:35.797-05:00

Spell check Rany: In moment #51 did you accidentally misspell Alex Gordon as Roberto Clemente?



A spectacular column.

2016-05-30T02:21:47.853-05:00

A spectacular column.



Rany's leaving on top. As opposed to Rob, who ...

2016-04-27T22:04:34.749-05:00

Rany's leaving on top. As opposed to Rob, who left with the Royals at the bottom.



Moment #144 is my 2nd favorite moment, to #8 when ...

2016-04-27T12:53:32.027-05:00

Moment #144 is my 2nd favorite moment, to #8 when Hosmer homered in the 11th to go ahead in game 2 of the 2014 ALDS. I think a lot of people, myself included, were thinking that we would be no match for the Angels in this series and that we, the Royals, were just satisfied with making it to the playoffs after 29 years. And off the first pitch it sort of looked like that. Kalhoun hit that ball



Thank you Rany! I'll really miss reading this...

2016-04-19T09:19:15.924-05:00

Thank you Rany! I'll really miss reading this blog, but I certainly understand the need to step away. Onward and Upwards...



Thank you, Rany. I was fortunately able to attend ...

2016-04-13T01:56:09.473-05:00

Thank you, Rany. I was fortunately able to attend three Royals games during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. One was a regular season game in 2014. The others were the 2014 Wild Card game and Game 1 of the 2015 World Series - both on a last minute whim. Both with my brother and the latter with my father as well. Words cannot explain how blessed we were to witness such moments of utter magic and pure



Thank you, Rany. I was fortunately able to attend ...

2016-04-13T01:55:34.712-05:00

Thank you, Rany. I was fortunately able to attend three Royals games during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. One was a regular season game in 2014. The others were the 2014 Wild Card game and Game 1 of the 2015 World Series - both on a last minute whim. Both with my brother and the latter with my father as well. Words cannot explain how blessed we were to witness such moments of utter magic and pure



Thanks Rany. Really enjoyed reading your work.

2016-04-11T22:34:12.363-05:00

Thanks Rany. Really enjoyed reading your work.



Rany, I have been a Royals fan since they were fou...

2016-04-11T11:08:59.757-05:00

Rany, I have been a Royals fan since they were founded in 1969. Thanks for wrting this column. It had been a joy to read. I have tears in my eyes.



I'm re-reading the late April 2012 "Time ...

2016-04-08T14:52:55.128-05:00

I'm re-reading the late April 2012 "Time Out" column -- an epic rant from a franchise low point -- as an interesting contrast to the Top Moments series. In doing so, I ran across the following passage:

"Bourgeois and Quintero, by the way, cost the Royals a legitimate left-handed relief prospect in Kevin Chapman, and another prospect who has yet to be named, but is



Annnnddddd...now I'm done. To paraphrase a Vi...

2016-04-06T14:01:50.842-05:00

Annnnddddd...now I'm done.

To paraphrase a Victorian MP (who was speaking of Disraeli's promotion to the House of Lords from the Commons):
You have made someunnamedChicago-areahighschool far too rich, and left Royals' fans, far too poor, with your departure.

As we Persians would say: Merci, Rany-joon.



I haven't even finished reading the whole thin...

2016-04-06T13:38:40.075-05:00

I haven't even finished reading the whole thing, but had to scurry down here to write (even though you already wrote it, but I have been trying to do this since last October):
...that, "KANSAS CITY HAS TIED IT IN THE EIGHTH!!" (you're right: it needs to be bolded & italicized & bedazzled)
-- my dream ring tone.

2nd place: "It's over! they&#



One moment I thought could be on the list (way fur...

2016-04-06T10:36:56.557-05:00

One moment I thought could be on the list (way further down, but somewhere on it) was Lorenzo Cain's RBI double off Clayton Kershaw in the 2015 All-Star Game. With all the talk that Royals fans were going to cost the team homefield advantage by voting in all their players, it was fun to see Royals players contribute in a big way to an AL victory.



I am a TCU alum, so I'm biased, but I will alw...

2016-04-06T10:20:05.966-05:00

I am a TCU alum, so I'm biased, but I will always like Brandon Finnegan. He was so much fun in 2014, and he was right about how the Royals messed with him last year.

The "Miracle at Minute Maid" is weird to me, too. I hated that series, because I was born a Royals fan, but I grew up in Houston from age 4. The Royals are my first baseball love, and since I've lived



Thank you, thank you, thank you. These 218 moment...

2016-04-05T11:39:31.821-05:00

Thank you, thank you, thank you. These 218 moments are an incredible finale to your years of bringing happiness to Royals fans. Baseball season won't be the same without you, but I respect and understand your decision. Enjoy your family! (And please don't leave Twitter forever! The Opening Night game was great, but I missed your comments!)



As a maniac Royals (and Rany) fan, I got excited w...

2016-04-04T12:24:59.886-05:00

As a maniac Royals (and Rany) fan, I got excited when I happened to walk past your office in St, Charles last summer and had my picture taken there. Thank you for this project and your entire blog history.



Don't forget that a big reason there were only...

2016-04-04T11:35:34.191-05:00

Don't forget that a big reason there were only a couple hundred Royals fans in attendance for #61 is because that clown set fire to the air traffic control center in Aurora that morning. We had three tickets to the game that night - for me, my wife, and my dad who was supposed to fly in from KC around noon. Needless to say, he was at KCI when his flight got cancelled so I had to give his



This has been an incredible project, this list. Y...

2016-04-04T02:47:30.127-05:00

This has been an incredible project, this list. You should make it into a book, or even better, (considering the multimedia aspect) a DVD. I will buy it, and I am sure others would as well. As someone who has also read that 1986 abstract article many times to kick off my season, this could certainly take it's place.




Rany you've been incredible these past years, ...

2016-04-03T20:58:33.937-05:00

Rany you've been incredible these past years, glad I got the chance to read your work and enjoy this ride alongside you. Enjoy your time with your family, and Let's go Royals!



Your unique perspective regarding the blue behemot...

2016-04-03T17:03:31.015-05:00

Your unique perspective regarding the blue behemoth we call the Royals is tremendously appreciated. It really is not the same without you lending your wisdom and wit to the discussion. Now if the truly improbable occurs and the Royals somehow win a second straight WS, can you really stay away form the celebration in print? Retirement from anything at your age is so overrated. Happy trails...



Thank you so much, Rany. I hope I'll still be ...

2016-04-03T15:06:42.141-05:00

Thank you so much, Rany. I hope I'll still be able to hear from you in some venue in the not-too-distant future.



There's a "Moment 1A" for me, almost...

2016-04-03T10:28:35.104-05:00

There's a "Moment 1A" for me, almost as sweet as Davis's clinching strikeout, that you have failed to include. It's when I read that you were going to give us the best offseason in any fan's history with this "mini" project. Thank you, thank you, thank you Rany, for this and everything over the years.