"I like Posnanski a lot, but I'll be honest, I'm not exactly sure what the point of this particular column was. Okay, so a whole bunch of people have been e-mailing Joe with enthusiastic thoughts about the 2001 Royals. So what? I guarantee you, every year I could find thousands of people who genuinely believe that the Cubs are going to win. Not just this year. Every year." -- Rob Neyer, baseball columnist for ESPN.com
"I know the Royals will stink, just as they have for the last six years, yet I can take great pleasure in the little things. The walk-off home run, the two-game winning streak, the occasional Quality Start. And I'm a happy man." -- Neyer
"In Kansas City these days, they like to talk about how their current core of young talent reminds them of the official Good Old Days in the '70s, when George Brett and Willie Wilson and Hal McRae were gelling into the nucleus of a club that would visit the postseason five times in six years, from 1976-81.... If you stand back, it's easy to see the similarities. And when you come back to reality, it's impossible not to get conked on the head by the differences. Back then, the nucleus stayed together for close to a decade. This nucleus will be lucky to stay together for another year or two." -- Jayson Stark, columnist, ESPN.com
"At the start of spring training, there no longer exists hope and faith for the fans of more than half of our thirty clubs."
-- Bud Selig, major league baseball commissioner, Orlando Sentinel
"No money adds up to no hope, only you don't detect much anger at the Royals' Baseball City complex. If any group should be smoking with frustration, it should be Royals fans. Their team is trying to do things right, but it never will be able to keep up with the Steinbrenners." -- David Whitley, columnist, Orlando Sentinel
"You don't think we have a chance to win the division title this year? Think again. We play the Twins nineteen times this year. Just kidding." -- Joe Randa, in a promo for his weekly spots on WHB 810
GH: Did Kenny Gregory write Randa's copy?