What's a Sprayahen?
The Chiefs have their head coach, Kevin Appier apparently (and sadly) thinks he has something left, and Dick Kaegel penned more information-laced responses in his weekly mailbag commentary, but I really don't feel like writing about any of that tonight, so I'll use this space as a forum to make a minor announcement.
This season, I'll be writing regularly for sprayahen.com, a baseball site that places an emphasis on the Cardinals, but also includes plenty of articles about baseball in general. Upon first glance, you'll probably find sprayahen to be perplexing, but I'd encourage each of you to give it a chance. Friends of KRB Spencer Hendricks and Brian Vaughan have created a different animal here, and I think it has a legitimate chance to stand out in the crowd.
UPDATE: Early Tuesday morning, KRB scheduled an interview with Dave Haller, the member of the Baseball Prospectus team who's doing the terrific write-ups about the Battle of Champions over at BP.com. I'll have my own Royals-related material for Dave at the ready of course, but if you have a Royals or Battle of Champions question you'd like to have answered by a rising star in the baseball analysis community, post it in the comments section! We can't promise to get to every request, but we'll do our best.
Also early Tuesday morning, KRB agreed to become a regular contributor to RoyalsCorner.com. Before anybody asks, this isn't a move. Rather, the plan is that I'll write at least one column a week for RC and continue posting as usual here.
I can't even begin to say how strongly I encourage everyone to keep an eye on RC over the course of the next month and beyond. Big changes are in store, and Dave and I envision RC becoming the premier site on the web for Royals fans everywhere. It should be fun, so stay tuned.