The best analysis of Kansas City's (allegedly) Major League Baseball club appears at Rob and Rany on the Royals, a blog written by a couple of expats who keep in touch with their favorite team via satellite: Rob Neyer, a Bill James protg who grew up in this area but now contributes to ESPN from the West Coast, and Rany Jazayerli, a Chicago dermatologist and Baseball Prospectus writer who followed the men in blue as a boy in Wichita. Together they provide more insight than any source produced locally. They've described broadcaster Bob Davis as "whiny and pathetic," argued from day one that manager Buddy Bell was a dumb hire, and concluded that GM Allard Baird is a decent man who is in over his head. Strong opinions are matched by lively writing. Roly-poly first baseman Ken Harvey, for example, has been nicknamed "Grimace" by the duo.