I’m guessing the subject line got your attention. I’ll get to the halter top, but first… Continue reading
Hot Stove #221 – Nostradamus Edition (2023)
Last Thursday on Opening Day, MLB Jesus welcomed the new baseball season. Continue reading
Hot Stove #220 – Opening Day 2023 – A Triple Boost for Baseball Fans
Opening Day is Thursday at Kauffman Stadium. Minnesota Twins at 3:10.
The Royals are in first place in the Cactus League. The Cardinals are in first place in the Grapefruit League. I-70 World Series? Hope springs (training) eternal. Continue reading
Hot Stove #219 – Spring Training – The Royals Hot Springs and the New Rules
Hot Stove #219 – Spring Training – The Royals, Hot Springs and the New Rules
The Royals are in first place in the 2023 pennant race!!!! Continue reading
Hot Stove #218 – Jim Fitzpatrick (RIP) – Politics and Conversations
On February 9, Kansas City lost one of its top cheerleaders. Jim Fitzpatrick died after suffering heart failure while playing golf on vacation in Florida. He was only 76. Way too soon. Continue reading
Hot Stove #217 – Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – 2023
It’s time for my periodic reminder that one of the best civil rights museums in the country is here in Kansas City. Also one of the best baseball museums. And both exist in one place – the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. If you have not been, it’s time to go. If you have, it’s time for a refresher. Continue reading
Hot Stove #216 – Spring Training, Bally and Bond. James Bond.
The Royals are coming! The Royals are coming!
Not the 2015 Royals. The only current Royal from that World Champion team is Salvy Perez. According to Royals Review, only four other members of that 2015 team are currently on the 40-man roster of any MLB club: Adalberto Mondesi (Red Sox), Eric Hosmer (Cubs), Johnny Cueto (Marlins) and Scott Alexander (Giants). Continue reading
Hot Stove #215 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (2023) – Willie Mays
Next Monday, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since 2002, I have posted an annual MLK message in anticipation of the holiday. For the last seven years, the message has been delivered via Hot Stove. All prior MLK messages are collected at this link on the Lonnie’s Jukebox website. Continue reading
Hot Stove #214 – An Eclectic End-of-Year Wrap-Up
As the Royals made their way to winning the World Series in 2015, I emailed friends with coverage of the playoffs and mixed in some trivia and nostalgia. After the last World Series game, I could have stopped and followed the lead of Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby.
Hot Stove #213 – Made in Kansas City – Nine AL West Championships in Ten Years (1971-1980)
Warning: This is one of those posts when Managing Editor Rita is afraid I am down in the weeds. She’s right. But the foundation of this story is down in the weeds. For the faint of heart, feel free to scroll directly to Lonnie’s Jukebox and listen to Gladys Knight & the Pips. Continue reading