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Anno’s World Series Prediction: Royals Will Get Their Crown

Tonight, the World Series begins! A series that we have already seen back in August when the Kansas City Royals hosted and swept the San Francisco Giants. I doubt that things will be quite as easy this time around, as the stakes are raised, but what do I know? The Royals have swept everyone else in their past this post season, why not the Giants as well? Like many others (though...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Episode 120: World Series Preview Part Deux – Yost Infection

From left to right: Panda, Buster. Photo by Bill Zarchy. Episode 120: World Series Preview Part Deux – Yost Infection In the hundred-and-twentieth episode, Thomas and Danny talk to the Blogfather Grant Brisbee about the Giants’ wild season, Bruce Bochy’s matchup against Ned Yost, Buster Posey hitting fastballs, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Click on the image below to find it on...

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
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Royals’ Ned Yost Grew Up Giants Fan, Once Spent Vida Blue Autograph

Clearly, this World Series is going to be an inside job. OK, maybe not. But Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost revealed Monday he grew up a huge San Francisco Giants fan, making this year’s Fall Classic extra special for the veteran skipper. “I bet you I’ve wore out 15 San Francisco Giant hats as a kid growing up,” Yost told reporters in Kansas City. “That was my team...
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Royals manager Ned Yost owes a lot to his late friend Dale Earnhardt

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is heading to the World Series. On Thursday, Yost - an avid NASCAR fan and good friend of the late Dale Earnhardt - made an appearance on SiriusXM's NASCAR Radio. Speaking with host and former No. 3 team crew member Danny "Chocolate" Myers, Yost talked about what he learned from "The Indimidator" ... a man he first met on...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Thing Ned Yost Got the Most Right in the ALCS

Ned Yost has taken a lot of flak for his decisions this year, ranging from his decision to use Yordano Ventura as a reliever in the Wild Card game, an unchanging line-up that has Alex Gordon hitting 6th, and the team’s reputation for aggressive sacrifice bunt attempts. But more than anything else, he came under […]
Via Fangraphs
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Ned Yost Bunting Has Helped the Royals

Relative to the rest of the league, Ned Yost‘s bunting isn’t exactly out of control. However, he does seem rather fond of the strategy, so he pulls it out pretty often, and it’s a big part of how he’s labeled online. The Royals bunted and ran like crazy people in the wild-card playoff against Oakland, […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez sends legendary tweet regarding Ned Yost’s decision making

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics in 12 thrilling innings of baseball, 9-8. The team attained its first postseason win since 1985. Royals manager Ned Yost made a few curious decisions on the night. And after the game, rather than praising Yost, Martinez delivered the tweet of the night....
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Yost: Royals may have caved under pressure of large crowds

Less than a week after Ned Yost ripped Kansas City fans for not showing up to games when their team is in a pennant race, the Royals manager wondered over the weekend if playing in front of such a large crowd was an issue for his players. The Royals lost a couple of crucial games […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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