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by phuqueue
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Blues for sale
Replies: 67
Views: 5035

Re: Blues for sale

Who really gives a shit anyway?  I mean, haven't it already been said that concerts and other non-sports arena events make far more money?  Personally, if we didn't get a hockey team or a professional basketball team it wouldn't hurt my feelings a damn bit.  It seems to me like we'd ...
by phuqueue
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Need Facts or Help
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: Need Facts or Help

The lack of street life probably is due at least partly to the chicken-choking heat. I can't believe that metro SA is 1.8M. I've had two job offers down there, and each time I did research, I usually saw figures of 1.5M+. The 2003 estimate for SA metro is 1.65M, according to the US Census .  K...
by phuqueue
Wed May 25, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: KC Design Center: Re-imagining the Public Realm - May 24th
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: KC Design Center: Re-imagining the Public Realm - May 24th

It was an all-around great evening. To start, the speaker Max Page alluded at length to our culture's sheer fixation with the fictional destruction of New York City, as can be seen throughout the entertainment media, in movie after movie where NYC gets pulverized. Page is ever so subtle in conveyin...
by phuqueue
Sat May 14, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

This is the attitude that I can't stand. You try to compete EVERY year. You don't take years off. We've been bad for so long, that everyone just accepts this. Don't underestimate the power of one more good hitter. I mean, look at all the one run losses we have. Even if we didn't win the division, w...
by phuqueue
Wed May 11, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

We're the only team in the league that can't sign decent free agents. When we try, we get the Juan Gones of the world who end up sucking. Maybe Baird did try to sign some guys, but bottom line is he failed, and as a result we have huge gaping holes in our lineup. Regarding the stopgaps, what is the...
by phuqueue
Tue May 03, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: MLB Attendence 2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: MLB Attendence 2005

April is also not a very representative month for attendance. Opening Day skews things quite a bit, and there are a lot of weekday day games, which are poorly attended. Plus, the weather sucks and kids are still in school. That's true, but it's not just because it's April.  People go out to se...
by phuqueue
Tue May 03, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

Don't be stupid. I'm saying they have gaping holes in the lineup that could have been filled by decent players, but they chose not to. You speak of youth movement, but where does Eli Marrero, Terrence Long, and Emil Brown fit into that? They are all around 30 years old. Two of them are hitting arou...
by phuqueue
Sun May 01, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

i don't know how old you are. i was making an assumption based on what you wrote. i saw no mention of anything after '85 and going into the '90's. you witnessed all of the futility of the '90's. swell, join the club. it's too bad you missed the royals kicking everyone's ass in the late '70's and ea...
by phuqueue
Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

it's also easy to throw around that "youth movement" statement when you haven't been around long enough to see that the royals "youth movement" goes back to the 80's with no end in sight and 0 cs wins. youth movement has been made into a euphenism meaning no direction, no prospects in sight and no ...
by phuqueue
Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

Yeah, Glass is a great business man. He's running the Royals into the ground. If he's being a cheapskate in order to make a bigger profit.... well, let me just say that baseball is not f*cking Wal Mart. You can't put out a cheap-ass crappy product and expect people to line up in droves to see them ...
by phuqueue
Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Royals...new stadiums in St Louis and Minneapolis, nails in our coffin???
Replies: 26
Views: 1946

Re: Royals...new stadiums in St Louis and Minneapolis, nails in our coffin???

I think this whole thing is really overblown.  There are a lot of baseless assertions being made here.  What do people in Nebraska or Iowa care about the stadium?  You think for the handful of games they might drive down for each year, they're worring about the stadium?  And that...
by phuqueue
Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Kietz calling for Bowa
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Kietz calling for Bowa

that is completely wrong. they are in the middle of a bowel movement. it would be nice if david glass would wear his depends and stop shitting on us fans. he could spend 100 million a year on the royals for 20 years and still be a billionaire. i have wondered if glass was sent by mlb to destroy the...
by phuqueue
Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Kietz calling for Bowa
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: Kietz calling for Bowa

Well Kietzman had Larry Bowa on today. Which I thought was a good interview, but I've always like Bowa. Anywho, he thinks the Royals should can Pena in favor for Bowa. What do you guys think? remember we are 5-14.......... The Royals are 5-14 because they're in the middle of a youth movement, not b...
by phuqueue
Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

2. You cannot have a balanced schedule with 30 teams and two leagues. That makes 15 teams in each league which means there would always have to be an interleague series going on. Ah, fair point.  I was considering "balance" purely from a perspective of equal number of teams in each division. 3...
by phuqueue
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: How to fix baseball and save the Royals
Replies: 44
Views: 3879

Re: How to fix baseball and save the Royals

A combined revenue sharing/salary cap system like the NFL has would be best.  Greater revenue sharing would level the playing field while a salary cap would establish both a minimum and maximum level of payroll.  Even without a salary cap, strengthening the luxury tax would still help.&nbs...