ar·cane (är-kān') adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge;

Every Night is Comedy Night at Kauffman Stadium

Posted in comedy, sports by arcanedufresne on June 7, 2010

Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle and Paul Rudd all hail from the greater Kansas City area, a fact I was not aware of until today. Apparently, they were all in town this weekend for a celebrity poker tournament and made an appearance at the Royals game on Saturday night, along with friends Will Forte and Will Ferrell (under the guise of Rojo Johnson). Things are looking up in Kansas City.

Video of a dugout-side interview can be found here. C’MON CHEN!

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Farnsworth His Weight in Gold

Posted in sports by arcanedufresne on April 13, 2010

Is it acceptable to wear a jersey without looking like a fat bum or a rapper circa 2001? My current Royals jersey is a youth extra large and fits well, but I am in the market for a player jersey and I feel like adult sizes end up looking like a billowy poncho when placed on my lanky frame. Regardless, I like the idea of getting a personalized jersey of a Royals legend, or potentially someone super obscure (probably not worth the $200). Of course there is always the fallback, The Professor. Betwixting the masses.

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Posted in inspiration, love, sports by arcanedufresne on April 9, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life

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Brought to you by the start of the 2010 Major League Baseball season. Thanks Mook.

Royal Alliance

Posted in love, sports by arcanedufresne on March 23, 2010

As another year of Major League Baseball closes in on us, fans and teams find themselves full of hope. Even as a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan, baseball in early March even looks promising for us (until the first box scores come in at least) and anything is possible come April. All of the familiar sights and sounds of the greatest game ever created come back to life with the crack of the bat and pop of the ball hitting the glove. We may be mathematically eliminated by May again this year, but it will never stop me from enjoying the game. I am ready for a spring Saturday to open my windows, lie on the couch with a frosty brew and relax with baseball again. In this state of preseason euphoria, I have been thinking about my all-time favorite Royals. I was barely one year old when the Royals celebrated their last World Series Championship and it got progressively more ugly from that point forward. But like I said, every season brings you a rejuvenated sense of thinking “Maybe this is our year….” no matter how jaded you were last September. Here is my top ten favorite Royals players of all time as well as a few honorable mentions:

1. George Brett – This is a no-brainer. I was raised on the legacy of George Howard Brett courtesy of my Dad and he will forever be number one.

2. Bo Jackson – Everybody loved Bo, and it was even better for me because during his baseball prime he played for my team. I had a Best of TWIB (This Week In Baseball) VHS tape that had a section dedicated to Bo Jackson and it was absolutely amazing, and I would bet that if I watched it today I would still get goosebumps.

3. Zack Greinke – It only took me yelling his name for 10 minutes to get him to pick up my sunglasses I dropped from the warning track in Pittsburgh, but I still love him. I guess he still has that social anxiety.

4. Brett Saberhagen – Arguably the best pitcher in Royals history, two-time Cy Young Award winner and led to the genius birth of the fantasy juggernaut Kansas City Lightsaberhagens.

5. Mark Gubizca – He had a great name, used a blue glove and I can still see his 1990 Donruss baseball card in my head.

6. Willie Wilson – The fastest Royal to ever live (take that Johnny Damon) and he was a defensive dynamo as well, winning multiple Gold Gloves during his tenure in Kansas City.

7. Joakim Soria – The world’s largest living Mexican is a pitcher for the Royals. He has a Twitter account that he uses to tweet in half English, half Spanish, and one time we talked about it during batting practice before a game.

8. Danny Tartabull – A good portion of my Royals favorites were players I grew up liking during the early 1990s, whom happened to be outfielders with big bats and funny names. Tartabull fit the bill and also made great cameo appearances on Seinfeld (unfortunately as a Yankee, not a Royal).

9. Matt Stairs – He looked like a beer league softball player and swung for the fences EVERY time. He also bore a striking resemblance to my Uncle Steve Lancaster and so I called him “Uncle Steve”.

10. Picking a tenth to round out the list was very tough. There are a slew of fun pitchers and middling OFs that I always really liked, as well as a crop of young stars that haven’t played enough to work their way into All-Time status so for now I am leaving it open and maybe someone can catapult their way into my heart this year.

Honorable Mentions: Billy Butler, Frank White, Storm Davis, Dan Quisenberry, Amos Otis, Kevin Seitzer, Hal & Brian McRae, the OF trio of Damon/Beltran/Dye

Posted in sports by arcanedufresne on November 17, 2009

Zack Greinke has been voted the 2009 American League Cy Young Award Winner!!! He received 25 of the 28 first place votes. 2012 World Series, here we come.

Royal Blues and Expensive Shoes

Posted in ballin, clothing/fashion by arcanedufresne on July 23, 2009

At least that Royal blue still looks fresh, even if our team stinks. Thanks Chuck for reppin’ and Chip tha Rip for posting this.

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Royale No Cheese

Posted in ballin by arcanedufresne on April 9, 2009

Sorry to keep jockin’ the Royals but it’s baseball season now and I haven’t been this excited since…ever.

This is the most insightful and well written baseball blog ever and luckily he is a Royals fan. (Who lives in Chicago and hates the White Sox)

http://www.ranyontheroyals.com/

Countdown

Posted in ballin by arcanedufresne on April 7, 2009

Less than ten minutes until the delayed first pitch and it is setting in how pumped I am right now….

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Posted in ballin by arcanedufresne on July 8, 2008

The Royals Orioles game was fantastic. Camden Yards is an epic park, and the Royals won behind some early firepower from Butler and TPenaJr. Thanks Mark Teahen.

Lakai or DIE!

Posted in ballin, sneakers by arcanedufresne on April 2, 2008

With spring/summer lurking hard (or hardly lurking), I am in the mood for new gear. We get to dress down at work from May to August, so I can justify spending money on sick threads that I can still wear to work. I bought a sick “Bucksworth” package from 3 Sixteen and got 9 shirts, 3 hats, a crewneck sweatshirt, and a megadope jacket. I’ll post some pictures when I get the time. Unfortunately, they sent me the wrong hat size, so they are going to get me new ones, and forgot to send one other item, so we’ll see how that works. Also, as part of the spring wardrobe, I want to diversify my footwear enjoyment beyond Dunks and Vandals, so these are at the top of the list:

Lakai Telford (Blue or Red)

Final note, the Royals win again today. Combine to hold the Tigers to 3 hits (all by Renteria) and shut them out 4-0. I’m sending 20$ with Noobz to Vegas to put it on KC making the world series. Watch me.