Remember back when Boston finally broke their win-less streak and took home the crown in 2004? Remember how after about 8 months, the entire fan-base became out-of-control annoying? The Royals have managed to shatter that record, and they have yet to actually win anything, unless stuffing ballot boxes is considered winning these days.
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Seriously Kansas City. STOP IT with the music videos!
If a terrible taste in music isn’t enough to make you want to punch anyone wearing blue today, let’s not forget that the Royals are managed by the worst manager in baseball, now that Matt Williams has been fired.
And of course, one of the biggest reasons to root against the Royals is team owner David Glass, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart. Glass was one of the leaders behind the 1994 strike, pushing for scab players and is clearly anti-labor. He advocated a hard salary cap in baseball, not to create any sort of parity in baseball, but to use as an excuse as to why he continues to refuse to spend any money as his team continues to rake in the profits. When faced with allegations of using child labor to further reduce prices and increase profits, Glass responded “You and I might perhaps, define children differently.” Because, you see, “looks can be deceiving; Asians are short.” He also once revoked press credentials of reporters who asked critical questions.
Last season, the Royals were a feel good story. The little guy who overcame all obstacles to make it back to the playoffs that they have not seen in a long time. They have managed to completely obliterate all good will in the span of a year and are now a team worthy of your hate.