In case you have not heard, Patrick Brennan and Sean Thornton will regularly leave the Royals Review due to time commitments, but my hope is that they will still appear as members of the community. But do not worry, we will still have fantastic coverage of the Royals with the latest addition. Please welcome to our latest writer at the Royals Review, Jack Johnson. Tell us about yourself, Jack:
From my earliest memories, the Royals have been the focal point of my sporting life. Founded in 1999, I can not claim full ownership for decades of misery and abysmal seasons that a plethora of people in this city have become accustomed to from the start of the 90s until 2014. But it is obvious that you are the owner of your story team, good or bad, with your fandom. In fact, the Royals have not been that horrible since I've been alive. I was learning to walk last year, while Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran and Jermaine Dye wore all the uniforms of the royals at the same time. I was not around any of the 3,194 visits of George Brett, nor do I have any personal memories of watching Dan Quisenberry tilt down and whipping him from under his side during each delivery. But I have other memories.
My first experiences were watching Angel Berroa's patrol shorts and possessing countless "shirseys" by David DeJesus and Mark Teahen in my closet. Zack Greinke, Mark Grudzielanek, Joey Gathright, Joakim Soria (before being despised), Miguel Olivo, Ross Gload and Emil Brown summarize my first years when for the first time I really fell in love with this organization. However, however bad that first smelly years, it was a relatively short wait until I was able to embrace the glory of the playoffs. Since then, my favorite player has become and remains Mike Moustakas, from his first a-joke against Ervin Santana to Anaheim in 2011, passing his last one at Yankee Stadium against Zach Britton last season.
As for my brief sporting curriculum, I currently work for University Daily Kansan as a Kansas baseball, football and basketball journalist (I apologize in advance to the followers of K-State and Mizzou!). I spent a summer working at 810 WHB for Kevin Kietzman and Todd Leabo on Between the Lines and I hosted a show in Kansas City's 1510 ESPN. Together with Royals Review, I recently started as a contributor to Arrowhead Addict and I try to produce content in the near future.
As a longtime fan and follower of Royals Review, it is an honor to contribute to an already successful team. I will cover everything from the season forecast to the players' analysis from a low to one ball, providing pre and post game histories and are always open to any suggestions from the public!
A writer and a radio host? We'll have to bring it to Royals Review Radio. You can follow Jack on Twitter at the address @ JohnyJ_15.