What's buzzing:

Big League Stew

Reading Royals fan displays just one way to cope with the worst home start since 1913

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

View gallery

.

The man in the red shirt has better things to do. (Guyism/MLB.TV)

It's been fascinating to watch the many ways that people in Kansas City are dealing with the Royals losing their first 10 games at home, a domestic debut that our pal Sam Mellinger says hasn't been seen in baseball since 1913.

There's Royals manager Ned Yost, who says the "adversity" of a 3-14 start is the "fertilizer for maturity and growth." (An opinion we wrote off on Twitter as pure horse manure.)

View gallery

.

(US Presswire)

There's Royals superfan/blogger Rany Jazayerli finally crying uncle, deciding that the disappointment of the "Our Time" team is the last straw after the past 20 mostly disappointing seasons. (Or at least enough to get him to stop writing about bad baseball for the time being.)

Then there's "Royals Book Guy," (pictured above) who created one of the world's most expensive library seats (a $240 Crown Club ticket) by cracking open a novel during Monday night's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. (The screencap of him engrossed in a presumably better fantasy world zoomed around the Internet and earned him the ultimate sign of Internet traction — a parody Twitter account. )

[Related: Young fan rejects generous baseball gift at Kansas City Royals game]

The Royals headed out on a three-city, nine-game road trip on Tuesday night, but any thoughts of it being a renewing experience were doused with a 4-3 loss at Cleveland. The defeat ran their losing streak to 12 games. As Joe Posnanski notes, five of the 20 12-game losing streaks since the strike have sadly belonged to the Royals.

One would assume the Royals will eventually win on this trip, but their April record at home won't feature a victory.  Their next opportunity to win a game at Kauffman Stadium won't come until the first week of May.

Even still, fans might be well advised to bring a stack of magazines that need catching up on — that's because a pair of series against the Yankees and Red Sox will be waiting when the Royals finally return home.

Want more baseball fun all season long?
Follow @bigleaguestew@KevinKaduk and the BLS Facebook page!

More MLB news from the Yahoo! Sports Minute:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Y! News: Fenway Park puts Ted Williams memorabilia on display ahead of auction
Braves' Chipper Jones shares favorite memories | Gets kids cake for 40th birthday
New Jaguars owner prefers players who are happily married

View Comments (2637)
  • Paris secures 8m euros in sponsorship deals for Olympic bid

    Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics have secured about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in sponsorship deals with four major French groups. The bid committee says each of the four new partners - Caisse des Depots, Elior Group, JCDecaux and … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Kenya threatens to pull out of Rio Olympics over Zika threat

    Kenya threatens to pull out of Rio Olympics over Zika threat

    Kenya threatened on Tuesday to pull its elite runners and other athletes out of the Rio Olympics unless it got assurances they would not be exposed to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Kenya could pull out of Rio Olympics due to Zika concerns - committee head

    Kenya could pull out of Rio Olympics due to Zika concerns - committee head

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya could pull out of this year's Rio Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, the head of Kenya's Olympics committee said on Tuesday. Kenya boasts some of the best middle and long-distance runners in … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Hield's 3 at 1.3 lifts No. 3 Oklahoma

    Hield's 3 at 1.3 lifts No. 3 Oklahoma

    Buddy Hield had done just about everything this season. Hield's 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted No. 3 Oklahoma to a 63-60 victory over No. 24 Texas. Hield scored 12 of his 27 points in the final 3:11, including two … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Messi undergoes tests for kidney problems

    Messi undergoes tests for kidney problems

    (Reuters) - Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys, the La Liga club said. "Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago