Ned Yost media session: May 28, 2014
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost was very candid with the media today, speaking for nearly 20 minutes in his office prior to the game. He spoke once again about the struggling offense but said last night he was frustrated by the way his players approached the game last night. That frustration boiled over in the sixth inning and Yost was ejected for the second time this season because of it.
“I wasn’t as frustrated with the umpiring as I was with the way that we played that game last night,” Yost said. “It’s not characteristic of who we are. Like all fans, like everybody and you get impatient. And I fell into that trap last night.”
With more struggles from the offense comes more questions about the offense. Yost said that his team revolves around the offense. He said when they’re not producing it makes every phase with his team more difficult. “The task is to get this thing turned around offensively and get to where they’re feeling good about themselves and it changes the whole complexion of the way we play.”
In an age when everything is dissected by anyone with a voice on radio, on the internet or in the newspaper, Yost said players today have a lot more to deal with. He acknowledged that every team is dealing with the same coverage but that “growing up is learning how to deal with it all and not trying to put too much pressure on yourself to perform because everybody’s got exceptional talent in [our clubhouse] and if they just play up to their talent level we’re going to be great.”
By Nate Rowan