What’s after a Thursday win against the Yankees? A Good Friday!"

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WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Royals Trade Rumors & Hot StoveRoyals Minor Leagues & ProspectsRoyals Review ClassicRoyals Review Users GuideThe 100 Greatest Royals Of All TimeRoyals RumblingsRoyals Rumblings - News for April 19 Bob Feller Jersey , 2019New,124commentsWhat’s after a Thursday win against the Yankees? A Good Friday!EDTShareTweetShareShareRoyals Rumblings - News for April 19, 2019Thaaaa Royals win.Thaaaa Royals win!Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY SportsLet’s clear out some more stories from Wednesday’s game. Many different outlets felt it appropriate to take a dig at MLB’s “Let the Kids Play” slogan when talking about the White Sox-Royals fight.ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle talks about Tim Anderson’s home run history against the Royals, Joe West, and more.Matt Snyder of CBS Sports did the what’s-now-becoming-a-cliche story about the hypocrisy of it all, taking apart the specific situation.Like the story above this, Yahoo’s Chris Cwik points to the Twitter feud between Anderson and Toronto’s Randal Grichuk and more player Twit reaction.USA Today’s Ted Berg wants to get his clicks, too.Even Ken Rosenthal (now at The Athletic, of course) got a little salty with fans:Hey, the Royals made national baseball news! Yay?A couple of weeks into the season and many blogs are already giving up on the Royals. Nothing new the past couple of days from Royals Blue, Kings of Kaufman, or even the reliable Royals Farm Report.The first Fansided entry is a slideshow (warning) from KC Kingdom’s Cullen Jekel: “Power Rankings Volume 1 for 2019 season”.In the second, Call to the Pen’s David Hill proclaims “Kelvin Gutierrez hammering on major league door”The Star’s Pete Grathoff talked with Jake Newberry about his high school life before being draftedIn one of his Fantasy Baseball columns, Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski features Hunter DozierIf you have a Baseball Prospectus subscription, Zach Crizer talks about Brad Keller avoiding the strike zone.Fangraphs prospect guru Eric Longenhagen hits up Nicky Lopez on his Daily Prospect Notes:Wait? Did you think I forgot listicles? MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park lists “Each AL Central team’s secret weapon”Around baseball...ESPN’s David Schoenfield looks at the next three free agent classes. In what must be an embarrassing oversight for the worldwide leader, no Royals players are there, nor are they listed as a potential destination for any of the players on said list.Also from Bristol, Eddie Matz has an awesome story about fake jobs that players claim to haveAAA is now using the MLB baseball instead of the old minor league ball and Baseball America’s JJ Cooper examines the sharp rise in home runs that has followed.In the same vein, the Sports Illustrated baseball staff tackles the question “Does MLB have a home run problem?”Former Royal Jeremy Jeffress talked with Ryan Fagan of Sports Illustrated about his health issues, baseball, and other topics:In a previous Rumblings, I professed my love for one of my favorite games of all time http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , SNES’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. So when it was rumored that they would be making a sequel, even with the care Nintendo puts into the Zelda franchise, I was fully expecting a cheap cash-in on nostalgia. However, it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise, a fitting homage, and a worthy successor to one of the best games of all time.The Zelda timeline is a wacky place and we’ll probably revisit it at some point. It’s nicely summed up on the Zelda wiki thusly:Fortunately, it’s pretty obvious where this fits as the “official timeline” came out a couple of years before the game and the writers went out of their way to make it easy on players. It’s a direct sequel to Link to the Past but takes place hundreds of years later. The Zelda and Link in this game are distinctly different from the Zelda and Link from LTTP (or any other game) and their exploits have faded into legend. As a sidebar, I have to think Zelda and Link are the most popular kid names in Hyrule. There’s a slim chance your kid might be a chosen one and become a trancendent hero.The game uses identical maps from Link to the Past for the overworld so there’s a familiarity to fans of the original. However, the dungeons are completely different. Similarly, an equipment renting mechanic makes the game a much more open world and the 3D “fade into walls” technique creates new types of puzzles. The subtle change from 16-bit to 3D graphics and newer remixes of the classic music feel like a fresh coat of paint on a 20-year-old game and make it feel modern. The plot has some great twists that I won’t spoil beyond what I’ve already said. There was a lot of care taken to craft this game and it’s certainly worthy of being the sequel to a legend. Today’s song of the day is the delightful Lorule (get it: the opposite of Hyrule) Castle: Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get his radio and tune into a game, delighted when Mel Allen’s voice crackled from the transistor.“When I thought ‘baseball,’ I thought about Mel Allen,” said Blass, now a Pittsburgh Pirates announcer. “When I thought ‘Mel Allen,’ I thought about baseball.”More than in any other sport, baseball broadcasters become an inseparable part of the game they describe. Their voices are the backdrop to all those warm summer nights. Their distinctive calls are part of the game’s lore. Fans visualize the action through their stories and descriptions.“There’s definitely an intimate link between the fan and the broadcaster that is much more impactful and prevalent in baseball than in any other major sports,” Cincinnati Reds play-by-play man Marty Brennaman said.Both 76, Blass and Brennaman are retiring after the 2019 season, ending long careers in the booth — 34 years for Blass, 46 for Brennaman. Throughout the decades Joe Carter Jersey , the wins and losses, and the historical moments they’ve witnessed and described, they’ve also experienced how much fans identify with their voices coming into their homes.They’re treated like adopted family members, greeted on a first-name basis.Brennaman teamed with former Cincinnati pitcher Joe Nuxhall for 31 years in the booth. Fans tuned into “Marty and Joe,” a pair of old friends who visited Reds fans nearly every day from March to October.“The longer you’re around, the more you become part of someone’s daily life, even approaching being a member of their extended family,” Brennaman said. “The time I realized what an impact Joe and I made was when we started getting mail addressed to ‘Marty and Joe, Cincinnati, Ohio’ — no address, no anything. And it went to the main post office downtown and they had no problem at all figuring out where it was supposed to go.“That made me realize whatever we were doing, we were doing right.”The game lends itself to those relationships and over the generations has become intertwined with those voices crackling from transistor radios tucked beneath pillows for night games — Jack Buck on KMOX in St. Louis, Ernie Harwell with WJR in Detroit, Bob Prince on KDKA in Pittsburgh, Chuck Thompson in Baltimore, Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn in Philly and the great Harry Caray.Unlike basketball or football or other major sports where the action is nonstop, baseball provides many opportunities for broadcasters to fill with stories and personal anecdotes. They weave in updates about their gardens and their travel experiences and their everyday adventures.They do more than describe a jump shot or a touchdown catch or a goalie’s save. They share a bit of themselves.“Baseball is the hardest sport of all to do well,” said Brennaman, who also has done college basketball play-by-play. “Basketball and hockey are comparable to winding up a windup toy and turning it on and it’s nonstop for two hours because of the pace of the game. You’ve got so much dead time in baseball that if you can’t ad lib cogently and intelligently, you can’t do it. If there’s a pure art form in play-by-play sports, it’s broadcasting baseball on radio.”That down time also allows color commentators like Blass to bring the sport to life with stories that revive listeners’ memories.“To me, much of the game is about stories http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey ,” said Blass, who pitched for the Pirates from 1964-74, famously winning Game 7 of the 1971 World Series. “I think our game of baseball is unique. It has more stories than any of the other major sports. Baseball lends itself to the stories.”The game wouldn’t be the same without their stories and signature lines. Their distinctive expressions become part of the game’s fabric and history, whether it’s Russ Hodges’ “The Giants win the pennant!” or Brennaman’s “This one belongs to the Reds” after a win or even Nuxhall’s “This is the old left-hander rounding third and heading for home” sign-off.Hollywood recognizes the vital importance of baseball’s voices. Harry Doyle, played by Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, is an integral part of the movie “Major League” and has some of the most memorable lines — “Juuuust a bit outside.” Allen and his “How about that?” are part of the baseball scene in “The Naked Gun.”Without the voices, it’s not baseball.Some of the most familiar voices have left in recent years. The Dodgers’ Vin Scully — recognized within the business as one of the best ever — retired after the 2016 season, his 67th.The business is changing as well.More and more fans follow games on their computers, mobile devices and television, rather than radio. The novelty of picking up a game on a far-away station, albeit with a little static, is long gone, replaced by easy access to all broadcasts.It’s unlikely that many up-and-coming announcers will want to stay with one team so long or do games on a daily basis. The tidal wave of analytics has changed the game and seeped into how it’s presented. Those calling the action have to be more concerned about reprisals for what they might say on air.“I think we are the last of a dying breed,” said Brennaman, known for his directness on the air. “I quite frankly don’t think there are a lot of guys today broadcasting baseball that have a lot of personality. I think you can take one young announcer off one team and plug him into another team and it’s essentially the same guy.”Fans in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh will get to enjoy those familiar voices for one last season. It’ll be bittersweet not only for them but other fans as well when they round third and head for home, as Nuxhall would say.“I have people tell me, ‘You get me through the summer evenings,'” Blass said. “It’s so flattering. You don’t think about it that way all the time. It’s much more so than when I was pitching. Now I’m in their lives more.“It’s a wonderful feeling when people come up to me and say, ‘I enjoy you doing the games.'”

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