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07:16 AM ET 08.20 | Human nature has kicked in for the Royals. With their five-game showdown series in Detroit now in the rearview mirror, the Royals head into the season's final 39 games, starting Tuesday night, still clinging to the fringe of postseason possibilities. And, yes, like most of their fans ... they're scoreboard-watching. "I myself try not to, but sometimes you can't help but look at the other scores because they're always around," said catcher George Kottaras. ... The math is fairly grim. The Royals trail first-place Detroit by 8 1/2 games in the American League Central Division after settling for two victories in the five weekend games at Comerica Park. They also entered the week trailing Oakland by six games for the final AL wild-card spot. That's a lot to make up.

The Kansas City Star

George Kottaras, Icon Sports George Kottaras, Icon Sports
August 20, 2013  08:19 AM ET

To any Royals or their fans who are watching the scoreboards in hopes of snatching a playoff berth: Stop.

August 20, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Spoil Sport.....

August 20, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Spoil Sport.....

August 20, 2013  09:13 AM ET

You can go watch the Chiefs .

August 20, 2013  09:13 AM ET

You can go watch the Chiefs .

August 20, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Spoil Sport.....

Nah, just a pragmatist.

Twenty days ago, the Indians were within two games of the Tigers and I did not think they had a legitimate shot at the postseason. Now, the Royals are 8.5 games back with two teams ahead of them for the AL Central and 6.5 games back with three teams ahead of them for the 2nd AL Wild Card spot (and tied in that position with the Yankees).

If being disappointed is your thing, by all means, push your chips behind the 2013 Royals.

August 20, 2013  12:34 PM ET

I don't see what good it does to watch the scoreboard...take care of today...you have to focus on today knuckleheads. Worry about tomorrow when tomorrow becomes today.

August 20, 2013  01:07 PM ET

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
That was very zen-like.

August 20, 2013  02:03 PM ET

It has been a while since KC royals have been watching score board trying to make post season for first time in several years. usually by this point in the season they were watching scores hoping they didn't end up in cellar

August 20, 2013  02:03 PM ET

It has been a while since KC royals have been watching score board trying to make post season for first time in several years. usually by this point in the season they were watching scores hoping they didn't end up in cellar

August 20, 2013  02:03 PM ET

It has been a while since KC royals have been watching score board trying to make post season for first time in several years. usually by this point in the season they were watching scores hoping they didn't end up in cellar

August 20, 2013  02:03 PM ET

It has been a while since KC royals have been watching score board trying to make post season for first time in several years. usually by this point in the season they were watching scores hoping they didn't end up in cellar

August 20, 2013  04:48 PM ET

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

 
August 20, 2013  08:15 PM ET

Yes :-)

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