I have almost always watched the Royals on my birthday in one capacity or another ever since I started really following them back in 2000. Whether it was on T.V. (the typical venue) or actually going to the game, (a time or two).
So in preparation for tomorrow, I’d like to take a brief look back at how the Royals have done on June 27th. Here’s a recap of how lucky I am:
2001 – Royals beat the Tigers 5-4. Beltran had a home run (tear) and the Royals improve to…uh…30-46.
2003 – YEAH!!!! Royals beat the Cardinals 6-3. Go to 42-34. Is this year? No. No it’s not.
2004 – Welp. Royals lose to the Cards 10-3. Drop to 28-44. More importanly, Ethan’s #1 undesirable Jimmy Gobble is saddled with the loss.
2005 – Royals lose to the stupid Twins 3-1 and drop to 25-50. Grienke’s record is 1-9 after the loss. Brutal. Brutal. Brutal. I hate the Twins.
2007 - Royals beat a pretty hot Angels team 1-0. Jorge De La Rosa gets a win. That’s cool I guess. Except he gave up ten hits, walked one and struck out one. FLUKE FLUKE FLUKE. Royals are now 33-46. This is getting depressing.
2008 – Royals beat the Cardinals again, 7-2. I was at this game. Gil Meche pitched seven innings and only gave up one run. He struck out two and walked one. Alex Gordon hit a yummy home run and the rest of the team provided five extra-base hits throughout the game. Royals climb to 37-43
2009 – Battle of the old-school mindsets. Royals lose to the Pirates 6-2. Chen takes the loss and the Royals are now 31-42.
2012 – Royals beat the Rays 5-4 with home runs from Butler, Escobar, and Moustakas. They’re now 34-39.
So despite the Royals typically being irrelevant on my birthday for the past thirteen years, they’re 8-5 on my birthday. So that’s pretty cool. I predict a Royals win against the Twins. Don’t let me down, boys.