We were out last week while we prepared for the debut of the Kansas City Baseball Vault but came back with plenty to talk about, including Danny Duffy's injury and his potential replacements in the rotation. We all figure he'll see DL time (and at time of the episode's upload no announcement had been made by the team), and we discussed the Royals injury problems this year and how it impacts the rest of the year.
The team's been playing better, though, so we brought up the possibility of a resurgence.
Much of the episode focused on two different trips to Northwest Arkansas to see the Naturals. Troy saw them a few weeks ago and Fake Ned went down for the weekend and, wouldn't you know it, ran into controversy. You may have seen the video on Youtube of Springfield Cardinals manager Mike Shildt getting ejected and tossing his helmet in frustration. It hit an umpire, though it was deemed inadvertent. He gave his side in an apologetic interview.
There's also an interview with Naturals GM Eric Edelstein that includes an interesting tale about the Glass family.
We announced our guests for Thursday's KC Baseball Vault - "Doc" Edwards, formerly of the Kansas City A's and Baseball Prospectus and ESPN writer and podcaster Kevin Goldstein. The Kansas City Baseball Vault will be on ESPN 1510 AM and 1510.com Thursday evening from 6-7 central time.