The Royals may be over the Noah Syndergaard pitch. But are Royals fans?


There was some fun back and forth yesterday regarding the Noah SyndergaardAlcides Escobar pitch from Game 3 of the World Series. A rumor was floated that the Royals are still upset about it and would seek retribution. Ned Yost laughed that off and said that not a single member of the Royals has mentioned it all spring. Fair enough.

Still, there is at least some suggestion that some Royals fans are not over it. For one thing, when I mentioned the rumor yesterday a good number of them were quite eager to get back into the ethics of the Syndergaard pitch with me and seemed to be annoyed about it still. Which, OK, they’re sports fans and sports fans are gonna be like that sometimes.

But even if Royals fans aren’t mad about the pitch, they’re at least still thinking about it to some degree. A lawyer friend of mine in Kansas City was sent this a little bit ago. It’s for a baseball-themed continuing legal education seminar. Skip past the class offerings and check out the pricing:



Imagine what the “Mets fan” and “Noah Syndergaard” pricing would be if the Royals didn’t beat the Mets in five games.

UPDATE: Oh look — they did it last year too. Just a different $1 million victim:

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Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.

MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.

The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.

St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.

There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.

Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.


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