© 2011 Aaron Atkinson

The K

I’m at Kauffman Stadium with Laura, my cousin Adam and his wife.

Alex Gordon steps up to the plate, he’s batting leadoff for the Royals. He swings and misses at the first pitch.

Me: Why do the Royals have Gorden batting leadoff?

Adam: (wryly) Because he’s a good hitter.

Me: Maybe by Royals standards. But he doesn’t strike me as a leadoff guy. He doesn’t seem fast enough.

Gordon watches another strike whiz by.

Adam: He’s got better than average speed. And he’s a contact hitter. He doesn’t strikeout…

Gordon takes an awkward swing and strikes out.

Adam: Much.

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