Alex Gordon is the original modern Royal. He was here before anyone else. Before Ned, before Dayton, before Salvy. He made his big-league debut a year before the Kauffman Stadium renovation. Significant, then, that this might be his last ride.
Hes talked about it with his wife. He doesnt know. Maybe hell retire. He has three kids at home, and he misses them fiercely. Maybe hell keep going. He does love this game. He loves it especially now, which is a weird thing to say, because the Royals lost 104 games last season.
I just want to have fun, he said. Last year, the first half sucked. We were just terrible. Then, I dont know why, but it just switched. We were having fun. Even though we were losing, it was a fun group to be part of. Thats what I want this year.