Here's your daily dose of sports news from the Kansas City area (....and Lawrence...and two hours east in Columbia).....
Royals keep rolling
The Royals won again last night, 6-4, in a 10-inning thriller against the Mariners.
In the middle of June the Royals hadn't won back-to-back series' all season. They've done it twice now with a chance to make three in a row this evening.
Since Ned Yost was promoted on May 14, the Royals are 25-23, two games over .500. To go from the point where your manager is being dismissed to a two-game-over-.500 ball club is impressive. And, until the debacle on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball against the Angels, they were doing it with good pitching, too.
I'm not sure what to think of these Royals but they're doing something right right now.
What's more impressive: 25-23 record under Ned Yost or 6-2 record in extra inning games?
I'll go with the 25-23 record but that extra innings record is close.
More Royals News at Royals Review: Royals beat Mariners recap
Bill Self hitting the grind
Bill Self is in the midst of recruiting for Kansas at the moment. He calls it a "grind." I can imagine. He has to travel from city to city, home to home and meet families.
“I love getting to know the families. That’s what’s fun about recruiting,” Self added of the in-home visits that come in September.
Yeah, it's a grind, but I'm sure when Self walks into each recruit's house he makes them feel like the most important people in the world. That's Bill Self and that's why he's among the best in the country.
Shoplifting at Spencer Gifts....? Um, OK
Mizzou safety Jarrell Harrison was suspended indefinitely for shoplifting at....Spencer Gifts?
SB Nation's Holly Anderson has a poll going asking which shoplifting spot is more embarrassing and the early leader is Build-A-Bear.
Back to work for the Chiefs
The Chiefs are getting back to work this week after taking some time off for the July 4 holiday.
There could be a few late round draft pick signings this week as we all wait for the big one to be signed, Eric Berry.
After the July 4 holiday is historically when NFL front offices get back to work.