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ATH would like to congratulate Royals farmhand and fellow blogger Chris “Disco” Hayes on his promotion to Triple-A Omaha. Hayes went 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA and 3 saves in 36.2 IP this season for Northwest Arkansas. Chris has impressed at every level since being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern. You can read about Chris in Issue 2 of Royals Gameday Magazine. By the way, Issue 3 will go on sale for the Arizona series. The new issue features a cover story on Coco Crisp and his family, so check it out!
Photo courtesy Tom Ewart – NWA Photography
Back on February 13, we told you about the Royals page on Facebook. We had a few hundred Facebook fans at that point. Needless to say, you found us! Three months later, we’re at 59,226 fans (and counting!!!) Way to go, Royals fans! Many of our ATH readers now see the posts on Facebook first. That’s great, just remember to stop by and pay us a visit from time to time at http://royals.mlblogs.com/!
In March, ATH joined other MLBlogs on Twitter. Our ‘tweets’ range from links to our posts to the lineup to the latest Sonic Steal a Slush…check us out at aroundthehornkc! The Royals marketing department also has a Twitter page at KC_Royals. They do a great job of keeping everyone updated on the latest promotions and events at the stadium.
Twitter is a random site…you never know who will start following you. A few days ago, Royals prospect Chris ‘Disco’ Hayes started following us at aroundthehornkc. We returned the favor (his handle is discohayes). We interviewed Chris for Royals Gameday Magazine during Spring Training. He has a great personality, which you can learn more about in the new gameday which goes on sale TONIGHT at the stadium!
Chris is one of our fellow bloggers on mlblogs.com (http://discohayes.mlblogs.com/). We told him about the MLBlog rankings during our interview. It seems to have hit a competitive nerve as he has mentioned it in a few recent posts!
Other Royals blogs include:
From the Booth with Steve Stewart (http://stevestewart.mlblogs.com/): The Royals broadcaster always has interesting stories and photos from road trips.
Royals Beat (http://kaegel.mlblogs.com/): Dick Kaegel, beat writer for royals.com, keeps fans up to date on the latest news from the clubhouse.
Tim’s Take (http://timstake.mlblogs.com/): This new blog features Kauffman Stadium in-game host Tim Scott. A recent post tells about how Tim and his daughter Sophia searched to find the best cupcake in Kansas City.
Extra Innings with the K Crew (http://kcrew.mlblogs.com/): Follow the K Crew as they spread cheer around Kauffman Stadium!
Royals outfielder Mark Teahen is one of 10 finalists for the 2008 Hutch Award. The honor is given to the MLB player who best exemplifies the spirit and competitive desire of Fred Hutchinson, a baseball player who passed away from cancer in 1964 at the age of 45.
The other nominees are Rocco Baldelli, Lance Berkman, Doug Davis, Ken Griffey, Jr., Raul Ibanez, Cliff Lee, Jon Lester, Aaron Rowand, and Vernon Wells. The Royals have had three Hutch winners (George Brett, 1980, Dennis Leonard, 1986 and Mike Sweeney, 2007). Other recipients include Hall-of-Famers Sandy Koufax, Carl Yastrzemski, Al Kaline, Willie McCovey and Lou Brock.
Top MLB prospects have descended to the desert southwest for the start of the Arizona Fall League. The Royals have seven prospects and two coaches on the Surprise Rafters. The club is made up of players from the Royals, Rangers, Dodgers, Indians and Orioles farm systems.
The participating Royals farmhands are right-handed pitchers Dan Cortes (right) and Chris Hayes, left-handed pitchers Gilbert de la Vara and Rowdy Hardy, shortstop Chris McConnell, and outfielders Joe Dickerson and Brian McFall. The four pitchers and McFall helped the 2008 Northwest Arkansas Naturals clinch the second half title in the Texas League’s North Division. Dickerson and McConnell were members of another playoff team, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Omaha hitting coach Terry Bradshaw is in the same role with the Rafters. The pitchers will be working with a familiar face, Wilmington pitching coach Steve Luebber. Games started yesterday. You can follow all of the play on MLB.com!