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awww [29 May 2003|12:08pm]

[ mood | bored ]

I can't beleive there's a Chuck Knoblauch community! how cool! I love Chuck... it's so sad that no one wanted him this year though. :(

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[28 May 2003|08:58pm]
i heard that Chuck grew his hair out. i've never seen him with long hair, and i was wondering how he looked. so does anyone have a recent picture of him??

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[17 Apr 2003|09:26pm]

[ mood | worried ]

Where the hell is Chuck?!?!

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[09 Feb 2003|01:37pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Howdy Gang!
How is everyone?

I think Chuck is still a free agent -
But does anyone else know for sure?
It's almost as if Chuck disappeared.

Don't be afraid to post! :)

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News! [30 Oct 2002|07:35pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey everyone!
Are you guys still alive??

Obviously since the season is over,
And the Anaheim Angels won the World Series
[congrats to them]
Chuck's year contract with the Royals is up!

According to the Royals website,
Chuck is planning to leave the Royals!
He is currenty a free agent,
Yet no ideas or offerings have been made yet for him.

I will keep you updated,
And have a happy Halloween tomorrow!

Speaking of Halloween,
What do you think Chuck would dress up as? ;D

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MLBeat: Knoblauch not in lineup [again] [28 Aug 2002|11:03pm]


Royals left fielder Chuck Knoblauch wasn't in the starting lineup Wednesday, but manager Tony Peña said the injury Knoblauch suffered while running into the wall Tuesday night is not serious.

While trying to reach Ray Durham's home run in the fifth inning, Knoblauch suffered tightness in his left side.

"Chuck is going to be fine," Peña said. "We're just giving him one day, but he's ready to play whenever we need him."

Knoblauch has had an injury-marred season. He missed 39 games with a left forearm strain, but had been picking it up since returning from the disabled list on July 20.

During that span, Knoblauch was hitting .270 with 17 runs scored. The Royals are off Thursday, so Peña figures Knoblauch should be completely healed by the time Kansas City opens a three-game series in Seattle Friday night.


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Last nights game, 6-2! [07 Aug 2002|05:26pm]


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Chucky Baby [07 Aug 2002|02:43am]

[ mood | tired ]

I went to the game tonight, and I'm going tomorrow night, and Thursday. I couldnt help myself. I had to get all three.

Id go to Kansas City if I could, next week when the yankees go there.

But just to hear his name again..by Bob Shepard..that rocked. I cheered for him, and wore my Chuck shirt...and cheered when he got hits....but KC better lose tomorrow and Thursday.

But I'll be there to root for my man.

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Knobby back home ^_^ [06 Aug 2002|10:29pm]

Chuck Knoblauch walked into Yankee Stadium on Tuesday and made a left for the first time in five years. On his way to the visitors' clubhouse, Royals catcher A.J. Hinch asked him if it felt strange to walk away from the clubhouse he called home for the last four years.
Knoblauch, who played in pinstripes from 1998-2001, said it wasn't that strange, given that he played in the Bronx as a visitor as a member of the Twins from 1991-97. He did notice one big difference from the last time he came here with the Twins.

"The clubhouse on the visiting side is definitely nicer than it was five years ago, that's for sure," Knoblauch said.

In his four years in New York, Knoblauch played in four World Series, winning three titles. He signed with the Royals in the winter, moving from the biggest of big-market teams to one of the smallest, but he said he's just happy to be playing at all.

"Playing every day, it's tough to get caught up in missing somewhere," Knoblauch said. "You have to focus so much on where you are, playing for Kansas City, things like that. When I come back here, I miss the city, and I'm sure I'll miss it when the game starts."

His time with the Yankees was most notable for two incidents: a fielding mishap in the 1998 ALCS, when he argued with an umpire while allowing the winning run to score in a game against Cleveland; and his throwing yips in 2000 and 2001 that forced him to move from second base to the outfield.

"He had one thing happen to him in 1998, when he let the ball lay out there, and he never lost that tag. It's unfortunate, because he did so many good things. We were in the World Series every year he was here, and that's not bad to put on your resume," said Yankees manager Joe Torre. "He was under the microscope all the time. I think he was very uncomfortable with it. He played hard for me every day, I know he got frustrated a great deal, and I think it was very tough or him to play here."

Knoblauch has had a tough time in 2002, missing about seven weeks with a left forearm strain. He has played in 54 games, batting .196 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.

Coming from the Yankees, it was an adjustment for Knoblauch to play for a small market team. He had some experience with it in Minnesota, but he also had the experience of winning a world title with the Twins. In Kansas City, that hope was nothing more than a pipedream when the season began.

"If you're going to have a $40 or $50 million payroll, you just go get 'em," Knoblauch said. "It's been tough. It's a battle, a struggle every day. It's tough to be on a small-market team, but it is baseball, and you have to go out there, do the best you can and hope you win. You play to win, it just doesn't always work out that way."

Last season, Knoblauch had a negative experience when he returned to play the Twins, as fans in Minnesota pelted him with garbage and batteries while he played left field. He didn't anticipate any such problems during his return to New York, calling the Yankees' crowd a "knowledgeable" one.

"They're a little off in Minnesota. I give the New York people more credit than them," Knoblauch said. "I'm looking forward to it. It's been tough playing the Twins. I found out in Spring Training when we played the Yankees that it's a little different, because I've already played against the Yankees. I'm really looking forward to this. It's good to be back."

Knoblauch still has an apartment in Manhattan, and he spends a good portion of the offseason in New York. His fiancie is from Staten Island, and has lived in Manhattan for the last decade. He said people around the city have always treated him well, and he looks forward to his return trips in the winter.

"They've been great, they always have been from the day I became a Yankee," Knoblauch said. "I've had a very positive experience with people in New York."

Going from perennial contender to perennial rebuilder can be tough, but Knoblauch said that despite his team's poor record, the attitude in the clubhouse is remarkably upbeat. Although the Royals don't have much to play for over the season's final two months, Knoblauch said he's excited to get to the field every day.

"I look forward to today and the rest of the season. I have six good weeks to go, and I can make a difference now that I'm fairly healthy," Knoblauch said. "Tony Peña has made a big difference here. We're 20-something games under .500, and it's still a good environment. It's not a depressed team even though we're losing."

He admits that it will be strange for him to watch the postseason on television rather than playing in it, but he said that he wishes his former teammates well.

"I enjoyed my time here. The Yankees are about winning, so it would be more surprising if they weren't sitting where they're sitting now," Knoblauch said. "Having played with the majority of those guys, I still root for them and watch them, follow them, watch the games when they're on. As of right now, I don't have any jealousy or anything like that, but it will definitely be different having the whole month of October off this year."

-Yankees website

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[06 Aug 2002|08:35pm]

I'm going to a game thursday, to see my chuckie and to get a posada bobblehead doll! lol.

I forgot how much I love chuck.. see i'm obsessed with posada, and when I saw chuck i was like "awwwwwwwwwwwwww jorge.. i mean chuck!"
that is a HUGE compliment coming from me lol.

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Chuck is back in town! [06 Aug 2002|04:03pm]

Anyone going to any of the games this week?
If so, please write about your expeirence here!

Chuck has, unfortunetly, a sore elbow,
So hopefully he will play.
But let's hope Chuck has a good game!

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Knoblauch Doesn't Start [04 Aug 2002|09:15pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

The Royals will go into Sunday's game against the Twins without leadoff hitter Chuck Knoblauch.
The Royals outfielder was hit above the elbow by a Rick Reed fastball in Friday night's loss. He played Saturday, going 1-for-4 with a walk, but was still feeling soreness in the arm prior to Sunday's tilt.

Royals officials said the move was precautionary and will likely list Knoblauch as day-to-day.

-Royals website

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Knoblauch determined to improve [29 Jul 2002|05:13pm]

Chuck Knoblauch recorded his first four-hit game of the season Friday night.

Chuck Knoblauch's season has been nothing short of frustrating. Whether it's been just been because of poor performance on the field or an injury (left forearm strain), the outfielder has struggled through his worst season in the big leagues.

But his first season in a Royals uniform has not brought much glory. This season has been one of a .167 average over his first 42 games and a 39-game stint on the disabled list.

Now, with just two months left in this forgettable season, Knoblauch seems poised, and hopeful, to recapture his past success.

In the 10-2 loss Friday night against the White Sox, Knoblauch went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two stolen bases, hitting from the No. 2 spot in the lineup behind Aaron Guiel. Previously, Knoblauch was just 1-for-22 against the White Sox this season. With two more successful steal attempts, he remains perfect (16-for-16) for the season.

In five games since being activated from the disabled list July 20, Knoblauch is 8-for-20 and has raised his average from .167 to .194. Obviously still not great, but it's progress.

"I felt pretty good (at the plate)," Knoblauch said after his first four-hit game since April 28, 2001. "That was my fifth game back and I got a good rhythm going. It's good to be healthy."

Despite the lopsided loss, manager Tony Peña enjoyed seeing a healthy Knoblauch back in the lineup.

"There's no question Knoblauch has made a big impact in our lineup, swinging the bat the way he's capable," Pena suggested. "That's what Chuck Knoblauch can do. I'm just so happy to see him back from the injury and doing what he's doing so far."

With just two months left in the season and no delusions of catching the Twins for a division title, Knoblauch simply hopes to return to the hard-nosed style and consistency that he's shown throughout his career.

"I just want to get back to my game," he says. "Get some hits here and there, just get on base and steal some bases. You need that at the top of the lineup. If the two of us (Guiel) at the top can get on base, we should have some success. That's really my main goal for the rest of the year, stay healthy and try to show them that I'm still being capable of getting on base."

-Royals Website

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Knoblauch activated from DL [21 Jul 2002|12:21am]

[ mood | pleased ]

The Royals activated veteran outfielder Chuck Knoblauch between games of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Knoblauch, who had been on the disabled list since June 6 because of a left forearm strain, started Game 2 in left field and was batting sixth. The Royals also brought up right-hander Jeff Austin from Triple-A Omaha. To make room on the roster, Kansas City optioned right-hander Runelvys Hernandez, the winner of Game 1, to Double-A Wichita and outfielder Brandon Berger to Omaha.

-Taken from Royals website

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Knobby starts rehab stint [15 Jul 2002|11:21pm]

[ mood | pleased ]

Chuck Knoblauch is finally playing baseball again.

Knoblauch, who has been on the disabled list since June 6 with a left forearm strain, headed off to Wichita Monday for a rehab stint with the Double-A Wranglers. The Royals want Knoblauch to get a significant number of at-bats there to make sure the forearm is fully healed. Then Knoblauch will head back to Kansas City and try to salvage what is left of the 2002 season.

How well Knoblauch, 33, responds the rest of the year will determine whether the Royals will have interest in bringing Knoblauch back for next season.

"I don't think this guy is through," manager Tony Peña said.

Knoblauch was signed to a $2 million deal as a free agent last winter. The Royals were hopeful he would solve a leadoff void which has been glaring since Johnny Damon was traded. Knoblauch had an encouraging couple of weeks in April, but then turned cold. Shortly thereafter, nagging injuries relegated him to the back burner, leaving Kansas City without a proven leadoff hitter.

Knoblauch has a .167 batting average in just 150 at-bats. Before heading for his rehab stint, Knoblauch had said he's hopeful of getting about 250 at-bats the remainder of the season.

"You can get around 100 at-bats a month, so a lot can happen between now and the end of the year," Knoblauch said. "I just have to stay healthy from here on out and see what happens."

-Taken from The Royals website

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Happy Belated Birthday, Chuck! [08 Jul 2002|11:28am]

[ mood | happy ]

I would have posted yesterday, but life has been crazy. Happy Birthday to Chuck!


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Knoblauch Still Optimistic [06 Jul 2002|02:12pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Outfielder Chuck Knoblauch, who has had an injury-marred first half of the season, is hopeful he can get healthy and be in the lineup on a consistent basis for most of the second half. "There's a lot of time left," Knoblauch said. "I've only got 150 at-bats. If I come back let's say a week after the All-Star break, that's still a lot of baseball. There's a possibility I could still wind up with 400 at-bats." Knoblauch has been battling to come back from a nagging elbow injury that has affected his swing. "This time, I think we're going to finally have this thing healed," Knoblauch said. "It has been hard to be out. I'm looking forward to coming back." ... The Royals have been on a home run tear. Going into Wednesday's game, they had hit 17 homers over an 11-game span (1.5 per game). In the opening 69 games, they hit just 50 homers (0.7 per game).

-from Royals website.

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Knoblauch Approaches Crossroad [23 Jun 2002|10:15pm]

[ mood | hot ]

I found this interesting article on Chuck from the New York Times.

I think all of you should read it,
Since it deals with Stacey (his girlfriend), his elbow and his time being in NY.

Thee ArticleCollapse )

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urgh [22 Jun 2002|08:37pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

Chuck didn't play yesterday
Nor is he playing tonight :(

I hope he will play tomorrow.

He's always on the stupid DL list.

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Chuck In Action! [21 Jun 2002|06:23pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Just a quick reminder,
Royals are going to play the Mets TONIGHT
So, finally, all of us that live on the East Coast [yo!]
Can see him!
It's going to start at 7pm on Channel 61
Or check your TV Guide for listings!

Go Chuck! :)

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