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Grey cinderblock shoot perfectly captures Royals constant rebuilding, depressing aura


Now that the Kansas City Royals have improved their record to 3-0, the new darlings of baseball have apparently become instantly marketable as you can see in the clever photography shown above from their new calendar 

The edgy stills are just creepy teasers of what’s available in the full set, shot by renowned bearded hipster and full-time scarf wearer, Nathan Van Wilderhauser of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

One thing we’ve been able to draw for certain from this victory of a photo shoot is that there’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Mark Grudzielanek (picture after the jump).


The three galleries from the shoot are available here, here and here.


  1. Stonehands

    April 4, 2008 at 12:33 pm


  2. Soy

    April 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Soria looks like he booted off American Idol, and the Royals were the only one who’d give him money. “Ok, fine, we’ll let you sing the anthem, but you have to be our closer too!”

    Note to self: don’t fuck with Alex Gordon.

  3. zen wizard

    April 4, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t get it–why didn’t they take a picture of them next to that really cool arch by the river?

    Oh wait–that’s St. Louis…

  4. Eric Angevine

    April 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Looking at Mr. Grudzie, I think someone dropped a load in his pants.

  5. Sooze

    April 4, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    What’s wrong with Grudzielanek? Does he have to poop?

  6. Stonehands

    April 4, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Better yet, what the hell is wrong with the Royals?

  7. john boy

    April 4, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    this reminds me of the time me and my co-workers did a photo shoot in the basement of our office building.

    just like the Royals, we too pretended we were stuck inside a JC Penny catalog instead of the actual delivery dock we were standing in.

    needless to say, these pics brought a tear to my eye, a proud tear.

  8. Upstate Underdog

    April 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Very industrial with the pipes and wiring conduit in the background. These guys must be big industrial art fans.

  9. Sam

    April 4, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Damn, look at the guns on Gordon.

  10. kc star

    April 5, 2008 at 12:31 am

    That picture on the top left looks like John Rocker raping some non-whitie on the 7 train.

  11. Gonzo

    April 5, 2008 at 12:42 am

    E-Harmony ads are getting creepier by the day.

  12. kc star

    April 5, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Contrarily, those yardbarker baseball card pack ads make me want to eat gum.

  13. wily mo pena

    April 5, 2008 at 5:02 am

    wow. we are the worst dressed team ever.

  14. zen wizard

    April 5, 2008 at 11:43 am

    They seem strangely obsessed with those pipes.

    I wish I could remember from Psych 101 what that means.

  15. Dave P.

    April 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I love KC Royals.

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