KC Royals Lighter Shade Of Blue: Whit Merrifield’s Granddad
KC Royals fans are having fun watching the best team in Major League Baseball over the last two and one quarter seasons. Being hot is good too. Since the Royals have been the best team in the bigs there have been quite a few super-hot teams.
In 2014, Oakland, Seattle, St Louis, Baltimore, and Pittsburg were as hot as Kate Upton on the Sports Illustrated cover in 2013 when she posed in an Atlanta Braves uniform along with namesake outfielder Justin and Melvin Upton. That’s nice, but the Kansas City Royals were a better team.
In 2015 it was Toronto, Yankees, Texas, Houston, and the Angels. The Mets, Cards, Pirates, Dodgers, and the Cubs were all the rage at one time or another. Real scary stuff. Kansas City had the best team again though.
Now it’s 2016, the KC Royals are still the best team in the majors and there’s a slew of ‘super-hot’ teams again. Baltimore, Boston, and Seattle. Chicago has two teams that are so great they will average 135 wins at least. Probably 275 wins between them. Stephen King stuff. The Cubs, Tigers, and the White Sox, oh my. Washington and the NY Mets are the best teams anyone has seen in almost 2,000 years.
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While everyone else basks in their two week awesomeness, the Kansas City Royals are working on important stuff like nicknames. Lorenzo Cain got four hits Tues night in Minnesota which followed Salvador Perez‘s five hit game Monday. Twitter was listing all of his myriad of nicknames. LoCain, Purple Cain, etc. I like ‘Whit Merrifield‘s Granddad‘ for Cain’s nickname.
Watch Cain after a great catch or stolen base. He looks like he can barely walk.
And even if he has to go a long way, he gets there. Like the 1,200 miles Mr Bill Merrifield Sr. drove to see his grandson Whit play in The Show for the KC Royals.
Whit’s father Bill Merrifield, hit a measly .400 at Wake Forest during his college career.
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Although Bill Sr. might look like he’s driving down the highway at a reasonable speed. I wouldn’t try to pass him.