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A super September left all of us who follow the Royals with a good feeling. An 18-8 finish brought the final record to 75-87, a 6-game improvement over 2007 (which was a 7-game improvement over 2006). Hopefully this young club can take another step forward in 2009! So after 192 broadcasts, beginning back on February 27th, time for your humble radio crew to say THANK YOU for listening throughout season number 40 of Royals baseball.
I thought, since the Royals handed out team pictures during the last homestand, we should provide a Royals Radio Network “team picture.” Denny, yours truly, Producer/Engineer Don Free, Bob and Ryan. They made my transition to the Royals/Surprise, AZ/the American League/and yes, Denny, the DH, MUCH, MUCH easier. Thanks to them for all their help.
The celebrity photographer for our radio “team photo” was Mrs. Ryan Lefebvre, Congratulations, Sarah, you made it through your first season as a baseball wife!
New additions to the ballclub during the offseason, as well as the continued improvement of the young returning core, are reasons for optimism. And the “new” Kauffman Stadium, which will open April 10th promises to be a world-class venue that will usher in a new era of baseball in Kansas City. Have a great offseason, and we’ll be back on the air in February!