Aug 23, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) watches batting practice before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Royals defeated the Rangers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


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David Hill, administrator

Dave was introduced to the game of baseball during the 1985 World Series, and still considers Dan Quisenberry his favorite player. This also explains his strange obsession with submarine pitchers. Living in the Boston area, Dave is that lone beacon of powder blue in the heart of Red Sox nation. His musings on the Royals game, and life in general, can be found on Twitter through @m1sterdave, and he can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]

Hunter Samuels, editor

I was born in 1986, which means the Royals have not been to the playoffs in my entire lifetime. I also don't remember much from the 1994 strike-shortened season, which means that up until 2013, the best Royals team I can remember watching was the 2003 squad. Somehow, I've still learned to love the game of baseball, and despite the putrid record, there isn't much better than taking in a game at the K on a warm summer night. I graduated from a small college that no longer exists, in a small Nebraska town no one has heard of. Now living in Omaha, I spend my time with my wife, running, going to Storm Chasers games, and saving up enough money for those Royals playoff tickets.

Jen Nevius, Staff Writer

I have lived in South Jersey my whole life, which means I always need to explain why I like the Royals. I spent a good portion of my life at Frawley Stadium, cheering on the Wilmington Blue Rocks. It has been cool watching some of these players reach the pinnacle of the big leagues (and succeed in life).

Mike Vamosi, Staff Writer

Born in Omaha, NE and raised in the southwest suburb of Millard, I attended THE University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in Sports Administration and Sports Communication minor. Following college I did internships at Florida Tech in Melbourne, FL and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in their athletic media relations department. I’ve been a long suffering Royals fan having grown up going to Omaha Royals/Golden Spikes/Storm Chasers games both at Rosenblatt Stadium and now Werner Park. Living 180 miles from Kansas City meant that my dad and I go to several games in KC a year. Being only two years old in 1985 I’m waiting for the payoff of being a Royals fan when they end the playoff drought that many of us have all been waiting for and seemingly every fan base other than the Expos/Nationals have enjoyed.

Tom Barkwell, Staff Writer

Born and raised in KC. Royals fan since the beginning, after Charlie Finley absconded with our old team, abandoning our fair city for Oakland (ouch). Since then, I've gotten kinda fat, lazy, opinionated, and lately - unemployed (sorry ladies, I'm taken). Presently live in Tampa with my lucky wife Michelle. My latest book -- "No Faith in Justice" -- is available at Amazon.

Ethan Evans, Staff Writer

This is me heckling Kyle Farnsworth at a Royals/Mariners game a few years back.....from a safe distance....That dude's crazy.

Alan Todd, Staff Writer

Alan Todd is owner and publisher of a small weekly newspaper - Ouray County Plaindealer - located in southwest Colorado. He is a lifelong writer and has followed the Royals since Buddy Blattner filled the AM airwaves calling Royals games.

Ed Connealy, Staff Writer

Ed watched Willie Aikens hit four home runs in the 1980 World Series. He saw Bret Saberhagen pitch in the 1985 Series. He's currently enjoying his Baseball Mid Life Crisis. University of Kansas graduate, proud dad, lucky husband, searcher, and baseball pontificator.

Carl Stewart, Staff Writer

I am a life-long Royals fan, a writer, and a teacher. I was too young to remember the '85 Series, so now I pray every season for the beginning of some new glory years. If I'm not following the Royals, I am writing and teaching for a technical college in Wisconsin.

Aaron Reese, Staff Writer

I am a Royals fan who found sabermetrics at an early age. I write professionally. I write leisurely. I am easily entertained, which comes in handy when watching the Royals.

Brian Henry, Staff Writer

I am just old enough to remember watching George Brett play and just young enough to not remember 1985. Baseball is the greatest sport, and I hold out hope that one day my patience will be rewarded and I will also get to watch my team be great at it.

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