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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #2 Kansas City Royals Part 1

I don't think I can recall any team that was so universally loved during the playoffs that the 2014 Kansas City Royals.  I don't think there were very many fans outside of San Francisco (and what do they know...they are Giants fans after all) that weren't pulling for the Royals in this year's World Series.  The combination of the small ball approach, the former top prospects finally pulling together, and possibly the best outfield defense that has ever been put together just made this team so easy to root for.  The fact that they came up just a little short should not take away from them.  In ten years when I look back and think about this year's playoffs, most people won't be thinking about the winners of the World Series, they will be thinking of Eric Hosmer's yelling, Lorenzo Cain's many diving catches, and that dominant 1-2-3 bullpen. 


Total # of Royals in 2014 - 48

# of new Royals in 2014 - 22

Best score in 2014 - August 5 at Diamondbacks 12-2

Worst score in 2014 - July 10 vs. Tigers 16-4

Border color that worked best with this team - Red

Border color that worked least with this team - Green

Position on last year's list - #2 = same

Let's take a look at the first half of the 2014 American League Champion Kansas City Royals with the manager's card leading the way.




I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.  As usual, your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.

Thanx for reading.


Nick said...

I really like both the blue and purple borders for the Royals. Great work all around! That Cain is a beauty. Shades of '70s Topps right there.

night owl said...

The Sal Perez card seems to capture him quite well.