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The Silence, the Series, and the Season of Sungwoo
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Nobody in Kansas City who lived it will ever forget the summer of 2014. A beaten and battered baseball team. A fan-base who had all but given up. And a city that needed a lucky streak. Then along came Lee Sungwoo. Chris Kamler tells the story as only he can about a pennant chase, a good luck charm and a city that needed it all to break a 29 year long run of bad luck.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published by Page 3 Network
(first published March 1st 2015)
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Given the awful state of my favorite baseball team the Kansas City Royals, I have spent the last month reliving the glory and the joy of the season of 2014 and 2015 when out of the blue the Royals came within 90 feet of winning the World Series. And returned to win it all in 2015. And 5 years later find themselves at the bottom again. This book brings back many great memories of wonderful moments. I have a box full of memories I have been slowly unpacking this month.
As a lifelong die hard Royals fan this book took me right back to the steps I paced in my house during the Wild Card Game! I remember trying so hard not to scream when Salvy blooped the ball past the A's 3rd baseman! I felt the anxiety of the series against the Angels and the Orioles. I was at the edge of my seat hoping for a different outcome that wasn't 90 ft away from tears of joy. Instead the tears of sorrow came back! Mixed in with pride, pride for those boys in blue who fought like hell ...more
Chris is a Kansas Citian and tortured sports fan. He is also a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He has a weekly column called "The Rambling Moron" for The Platte County Landmark and has contributed content to Sports Radio 810, ESPN 1510, 810Varsity.com and Referee Magazine. Chris has also just completed his first book about the Royals pennant chase of 2014 and their fans called "The Silence, ...more