2009 has quickly become a "here we go again" year for Royal fans.
In order to salvage sanity and receive the second wind we all need to follow these lovable losers through almost 80 more games, it has become necessary to take a look at the elements that have kept us on this bandwagon through the decades of failure.
Certain players bring excitement.
Speed, power, hustle, arm strength...these are a few of the skills that impress everyone from the most experienced sportswriter to most casual fan.
Since the mid 1980s, these entertaining elements are all we Royal fans have come mid summer.
Here are a few of my favorites through the years: