Blue Crush

The fast-starting Royals love slugger Mike Sweeney. Now they might even get to keep him.

Updated: May 1, 2003, 3:04 PM ET
By By Jeff Bradley
It's all about The Clause.

Sorry, Kansas City, but you know it's true. That blazing start. These young, electric arms. This upbeat manager. While you'd love to think you could be this season's Twins, or maybe even this season's Angels, you know your baseball far too well. You know even bad teams, 100-loss teams, can win nine games in a row, because you saw the Royals do it last July. You know eventually you'll run out of three-game sets with the Tigers and Indians.