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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.
 
'Team' Photo3.jpgI 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! 

 

 

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My son, John, became a Royals fan this season.  The Royals had a winning record when he was on hand, so he’ll have to attend even more games next year!
 
 
 
 
Special thanks to Erin Koncak, who is the online marketing whiz for the Royals. She made my photos and ramblings look presentable in this forum throughout the season.  And thanks, Erin, for making me feel old.  When I asked if former Center High School basketball star Jon Koncak (who was in my class at SMU and went on to play 11 years in the NBA) was her brother, she informed me “no, he’s my UNCLE.”   And congratulations to Erin and her fiance, Tim, who will wed this offseason!
 
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!

 

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