Found July 08, 2012 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
Manager George Brett had a simple message for his U.S. Team prior to Sunday's All-Star Future's Game against the World Team at Kauffman Stadium: Embarrass the World Team. "I really did tell them that," Brett said. "I think that's the attitude you have to have going into every game. You want to embarrass the other team." Mission accomplished. The U.S. Team spotted the World team a 4-0 lead, surged ahead 6-4 through five innings, then settled the matter with a nine-run sixth inning en route to a 17-5 thrashing. The 22 total runs scored in the game set a Future's Game record. "A 17-5 win? Yeah, I'd say that was embarrassing," Brett said, smiling. "But as I said, that's the attitude you have to have. Go out there and bury the other team. Fortunately we were able to do that. "I told the guys, too, that the winning team would score more runs in one inning than the losing team would score all game. We did that. Our guys...
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