Alex Morgan Throws out 1st Pitch at Kansas City Royals Game

The AL Central race has long been over. And the Kansas City Royals season has pretty much been over since May (what else is new?), but tonight’s MLB contest between the Royals and the Chicago White Sox did have one thing going for it, which was actually very nice.

U.S. Women’s soccer star and media darling Alex Morgan threw out the first pitch.

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Bubba Starling Snubs Nebraska Cornhuskers; Picks Kansas City Royals

New Nebraska Cornhuskers QB Bubba Starling has a million dollar question to answer. Actually, it’s a $10 million question. Because Starling is also the 5th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, by the Kansas City Royals franchise.

It looks like it’s going to come down to the wire tonight. Much like last year, with MLB #1 overall pick Bryce Harper, we should probably see a finalized deal at midnight.

According to the Kansas City Star, Starling and the Royals are about $2.5 million away from sealing it.

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Team MVP and Cy Young for All AL Central Teams

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With the midpoint of the 2011 season nearing More Hardball has taken the opportunity to name each team’s MVP and Cy Young through the first half. Today we feature the American League Central division.

And as you know, TSB is all AL Central (and NL Central) all the time.

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