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Video game obsession threatened Royals' historic season

The Kansas City Royals’ secret to success is a simple one — more baseball, less video games. The Royals have been unstoppable during their historic postseason run to the World Series, but what did almost stop them from punching their ticket to the Fall Classic was a certain video game that consumed a large majority of the team earlier in the season. According to Andy McCullough...
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No states are rooting for the Giants in the World Series

It was just four years ago that the San Francisco Giants were America’s cinderella team. Going up against the Texas Rangers back in the 2010 World Series, not many expected the Giants to pull out the first championship in their west coast history. But dominating their way through a five-game series win over the Rangers, Bruce Bochy’s squad started a run that has turned into three...
Via Sportsnaut
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Did Royals turn season around after quitting online game?

Back in July, the Kansas City Royals were nothing like the red-hot baseball team that has run roughshod over opponents this postseason, not dropping a single game on its way to a World Series that opens in Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night. In fact, the Royals were exactly the opposite of what is expected of...Read More The post Royals turned around season after players stopped...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Five keys for the Royals in the World Series

The Royals are undefeated in the postseason, winning the wild-card playoff versus the A’s, sweeping the Angels in three games during the Division Series and not losing a game to the Orioles in the ALCS. So every button manager Ned Yost pushes — regardless of how crazy it might drive observers and analysts on social media — has seemingly worked in his team’s favor. Yet while...
Via The Outside Corner
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Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

The 2014 World Series begins tonight in Kansas City, as two Wild Card teams meet in the Fall Classic for the first time since the 2002 Series that...
Via Athlon Sports
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Rookie making history by pitching in two World Series in one year

Kansas City Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan will make history if/when he pitches against the San Francisco Giants in this year’s Fall Classic. Finnegan, who was drafted in the first round this season, will become the first player ever to appear in both the College World Series and the Major League Baseball World Series in the same year. “I was sitting in a classroom probably...
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Kansas City Royals Announce World Series Roster

The Kansas City Royals are preparing for their first World Series in 29 years. They are riding a win streak that allows manager Ned Yost to claim an unblemished record in postseason play. The World Series featuring the Royals against the San Francisco Giants will kick off tonight at 7 p.m. In advance of the opening of the series, the Royals have announced their roster of players...
Via i70baseball
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Shields passed a kidney stone during ALCS

MLB players are well-known for battling excruciating injuries during the postseason. Just ask Curt Schilling. What Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields had to go through, however, makes an injured ankle or sore arm sound like a mosquito bite. Shields got the start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series and lasted five innings his team’s 8-6 win. Two days later...
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WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez spends almost as much time trolling OF Lorenzo Cain off the field as he does playing baseball on it. His Instagram account is filled with videos that showcase hilarious exchanges between the two teammates (like this one). But it doesn’t stop there. Perez took it one step further during Monday’s media session with reporters. He managed to weasel...
Via The Sports Daily
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Sung Woo is back! oh and the Royals play in the World Series

In what has actually topped the headlines over the Royals vs. Giants World Series, announced is the return of super fan SungWoo Lee to KansasCity.  The newest celebrity in the city will be in attendance for the games of the World Series thanks to the help of a 30 for 30 production crew that flew to Seoul, South Korea and with the help of social media, some Korean TV channels...
Via Royals Blue
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Kansas City Royals Defying All Odds

The Kansas City Royals will participate in their first World Series since 1985 after defying the baseball odds repeatedly throughout the postseason. The Kauffman contingent will take their perfect 8-0 playoff record into Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants tomorrow night in Kansas City. The Royals have become the “darlings” of baseball with their gritty small ball approach...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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World Series: heart says Royals, head says Giants

When it comes to the World Series, or any championship for that matter, it comes down to picking with either your heart or your head. The San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals present a perfect example of this long-standing debacle. Let me tell you a story…back in October of 2003, after Aaron Boone had broken the heart of hundreds of thousands of Bostonians, the New York...
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Royals World Series history: A look back at KC’s two Fall Classic trips

While it doesn’t match the length and breadth of the Cubs or Indians, the Kansas City Royals’ 29-year wait for a World Series championship is not one filled with near-misses. Rather, the Royals were never very close at all—having not even reached the postseason since that 1985 title. In fact, they only had two winning campaigns leading up this year—and that included an 86...
Via The Sports Daily
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WATCH: Royals fan Paul Rudd invites fans to kegger at mom's

Actor Paul Rudd is so excited the Royals are going to the World Series that he's throwing a keg party at his mom's house to celebrate.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series

After completing a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS, the Kansas City Royals are heading back to the World Series for the first time since 1985. Combining awesome relief pitching, timely hitting, speed and great defense, the Royals swept their way through the American League Playoffs to a tune of an 8-0 record. This after Ned Yost’s club was down four runs in...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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