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elrod
05-25-2006, 05:16 PM
Alright, now is an appropriate time to start making some comparisons between two of the worst teams in modern baseball history.

At this point in the season, the 2003 Tigers were 10-35. So are the Royals today.

Over the course of this season, the Royals have a 1-11 record in blowout games (5+ run differential) and are 4-7 in one-run games. The Tigers were 3-9 in blowouts up to this point. And they were 4-6 in one-run games.

The Royals have scored 170 runs and given up 286, for a -116 run differential. At this point in 2003, the Tigers had scored 135 runs and given up 224, for a -89 run diffential.

At home the Tigers were 3-17. On the road they were 7-18. The Royals are 8-15 at home, but 2-20 on the road.

Will the Royals break the 119 loss AL record this year? Unless they fire their manager and go on a little winning streak like they did in the middle of last year, they might just beat the 2003 Tigers and the 1962 Mets.

Chips
05-25-2006, 05:25 PM
Alright, now is an appropriate time to start making some comparisons between two of the worst teams in modern baseball history.

At this point in the season, the 2003 Tigers were 10-35. So are the Royals today.

Over the course of this season, the Royals have a 1-11 record in blowout games (5+ run differential) and are 4-7 in one-run games. The Tigers were 3-9 in blowouts up to this point. And they were 4-6 in one-run games.

The Royals have scored 170 runs and given up 286, for a -116 run differential. At this point in 2003, the Tigers had scored 135 runs and given up 224, for a -89 run diffential.

At home the Tigers were 3-17. On the road they were 7-18. The Royals are 8-15 at home, but 2-20 on the road.

Will the Royals break the 119 loss AL record this year? Unless they fire their manager and go on a little winning streak like they did in the middle of last year, they might just beat the 2003 Tigers and the 1962 Mets.
DJ was saying that this team, the Royals, will win 70 games this season. HA! No way in hell

Or was it Singleton and Farmer? Either way, HA.

drewcifer
05-25-2006, 05:58 PM
DJ was saying that this team, the Royals, will win 70 games this season. HA! No way in hell

Or was it Singleton and Farmer? Either way, HA.
If they can get 50 it'd be alot. I can't believe they pissed away that game today.

Perhaps this why the adverb "royally" is used to enhance adjectives such as "suck" (i.e. - "The Royals suck royally...", or "...that game today royally sucked....")

Yep, it's all coming together now.

JUribe1989
05-25-2006, 06:03 PM
The Royals will be dumping some of that salary during the year too, I think they will be worse than the '03 Tigers.

DoItForDanPasqua
05-25-2006, 07:05 PM
After forgetting to win today, the Royals are on the pace to go 35-127. The team with the most losses in baseball history is the 1962 Mets, who dropped 120. The American League record is held by the 2003 Tigers with 119. I know KC is going to have some players coming back, but with an unbalanced schedule against some tough AL Central team, I think those fightin' Royals can do it.

DoItForDanPasqua
05-25-2006, 07:09 PM
I see this thread has already been started. Sorry.

JB98
05-25-2006, 08:19 PM
If you think the Royals suck now, wait until July when they trade Mientkiewicz, Grudzielanek, Sanders and Elarton.

batmanZoSo
05-25-2006, 08:48 PM
And the Sox can't figure how out to beat either of em. :D:

thomas35forever
05-25-2006, 10:36 PM
They talked about this in SI today. If they can't hold onto the lead after scoring 6 runs in the first inning, they're destined for this dubious honor.

RadioheadRocks
05-26-2006, 02:18 AM
ESPN radio played the KC radio announcer's call of Ivan Rodriguez's home run several times tonight and I swear I've never heard a less passionate home run call in my life. I truly felt sorry, but after hearing that call it was hard not to laugh.

jdm2662
05-26-2006, 07:53 AM
The sad part is the Royals actually tried to be somewhat respectable this year, and they are worse then ever. They just might top the 2003 Tigers in being crappy.

EastCoastSoxFan
05-26-2006, 08:09 AM
If you think the Royals suck now, wait until July when they trade Mientkiewicz, Grudzielanek, Sanders and Elarton.
After hearing Elarton's post-game interview last week, I don't necessarily think they should wait until July to trade him -- he was, after all, the one who made the unflinchingly articulate statement that as far as he could tell, nobody on the Royals really cared that the team was "terrible".

And since we all see the world through our own lens, whether he admits it or not he is probably just as guilty as these unnamed others...