The Baseball Desert

Thursday, August 14, 2003

USA Today / Baseball Weekly has a good article on Royals' manager Tony Pena and the "you gotta believe!" philosophy he seems to have instilled in his team. I'm re-reading Roger Angell's 'The Summer Game' right now, and this year's Royals' team has a lot in common with those Amazin' Mets of '69, who came off seven straight losing seasons to win the World Series. I'm not getting carried away and saying that the Royals will definitely go on to win the whole thing, but I do like their spirit.