Monday, March 24, 2008
Updated: March 27, 3:33 AM ET
Fan preview: Royals
More than 3,500 people who have registered with ESPN.com indicate they are Royals fans. Below are some of their predictions and thoughts about the upcoming season.
Click on the fan's name or message board thread title to read the full entry and to respond.
I dream of the '70s and '80s and our championship in '85. But realistically, as a Royals fan, a .500 season would be great, a playoff berth a thing of dreams, and a World Series title the greatest upset in sports history.
The Royals of the last 20 years seem more like a farm club for the Red Sox, Yankees and Mets. ... Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and Tony Pena Jr. are the future of the Royals. Players to build a team around. This is a TEAM, not a stop off point toward a major league career.
A fairly average bunch, these guys; no one sticks out in particular.
Disaster team(s)? Baltimore, Oakland, Texas, K.C. and Minnesota.
Every team has a shot at winning their division, with a few exceptions: Pittsburgh, San Fran, Tampa, Oakland, Texas, Minnesota, Baltimore, Florida, Kansas City and Washington.
From the message boards
Runnin' Royals -- started by 6thmarinesdoc
I like seeing the Royals running on the basepaths. I can't stand the brand of baseball that most of the American League (Beer League) has adopted.
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