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Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue. Nobody seems to know when the Royals picked up the tradition, either. At some point this season, though, Kansas City players started tipping their caps whenever an outfielder made a spectacular catch, or...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is women’s perfume the secret to Royals’ success?

The secret to the Kansas City Royals' unexpected success is out, although opponents will say they got a whiff of what was happening a while ago. Shortstop Alcides Escobar and catcher Salvador Perez, two of the Royals' key players in their march to the World Series, make a habit of wearing women's perfume to every game in an attempt to enhance their luck. The custom...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar’s Reemergence Key for Royals

After earning a Wild Card berth, the Kansas City Royals have gone on a tear. They bested the Oakland Athletics in a dramatic comeback, and have proceeded to sweep the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. The bullpen has been dominant, and Lorenzo Cain had a huge ALCS, recording eight hits and reaching base 10 times. However, the solid play of shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: The Royals are World Series bound

No, that wasn’t some crazy dream that you had last night; the Kansas City Royals are in the World Series. For the first time since 1985, Kansas City is heading back to the MLB championship after they completed a 4 game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles. The Royals wasted no time jumping out to an early advantage against Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday afternoon....
Via Fire Brand AL
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Took Winding Road to World Series

After Yordano Ventura gave up a three-run home run to Brandon Moss in the top of the sixth inning on September 30, it looked for all the world like the Royals season was over. I'm not ashamed to admit that I sulked in my seat during that game through the bottom of the sixth inning and the seventh inning. When Alcides Escobar stepped to the plate to start the top of the eighth...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

These O’s Ain’t Royal: Kansas City is World Series Bound For the First Time in 29 Years

29 years. 29 years of pain and suffering is far too long for one fan base to have to suffer through. Well, guys…. The suffering is over. The Royals are going to the World Series, and in the words of Archie, and our boys this postseason, “We ready! We ready! We ready… For y’all!” Indeed we are, Royals. Indeed we are. I’ll be honest with you: I couldn’t see a thing...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals move on to the World Series

Wildcard, check. ALDS, check. ALCS, check. For the first time in 29 years, the Kansas City Royals are returning to the World Series. The seemingly unstoppable team from Kansas City ended the Baltimore Orioles’ season in four straight games, sweeping the American League Championship Series with a 2-1 win on Wednesday in their home, Kauffman Stadium. KC’s starting pitcher...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pair in Greinke trade coming up Royal in ballclub's turnaround

BALTIMORE — Many baseball observers point to the James Shields trade in December 2012 as the defining move of this chapter in Kansas City Royals history. That’s true, to an extent: By acquiring an ace only two years away from free agency, general manager Dayton Moore unofficially announced the start of his team’s window to make the playoffs. But as the Royals have seized a...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Take Commanding 2-0 Lead In ALCS After 6-4 Win Over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals beat Orioles with two runs in ninth, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' magic continues with 6-4 win over Orioles for 2-0 lead in ALCS

BALTIMORE -- Following another successful road show, the Royals are heading back to Kansas City with momentum and history on their side in the AL Championship Series. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Lorenzo Cain had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the wild-card Royals, who are 6-0 in the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon Drives The Bus Over the O’s Neck

Just another ho hum Royals postseason win Friday night in Game 1 of the ALCS as the Royals built a lead, let it slip away and watched their leader give them a large push before hanging onto a 10th inning win.It seemed as the teams were a bit tight early as both Chris Tillman and James Shields were getting away with some pitches fat in the zone. The teams were scoreless until the...
Via Pine Tar Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals win in extras; take 1-0 lead in the ALCS

    In the top of the third, Kansas City rallied off of Tillman, to take a 4-0 lead. Alcides Escobar started it off with a solo-homer to left field. Then with the bases loaded, Alex Gordon hit a fly-ball towards right field, that Jonathan Schoop dropped, allowing all three runners to score. Adam Jones brought Baltimore a run closer in the bottom of the frame, with...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ALDS Game 1 Boxscore Breakdown: Margins – Royals 3, Angels 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Baseball-Reference doesn’t have their usual boxscore for this game for some reason, so I couldn’t put the charts together. Sorry. If/when they fix it, I’ll come back and put the graphs in… probably. Well done, Angels, you now have no margin for error. In a series where people won’t stop talking about the poor rotation, the Halos just wasted a very good...
Via Monkey with a Halo
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Advance With Walk-Off in Extras

Last night, the American League Wildcard Game featured the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals.  KC hadn't been to the playoffs in 29 years, and the town was still buzzing over the Chiefs beat down of Tom Brady and the Patriots the night before, across the parking lot, at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.  Kauffman Stadium with 106.9% filled and 40,502 fans...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Find a Way to Win, Inspite of More Nedulence.

    Ned Yost Dreams   Some how, some way, I sit here this Monday morning reflecting on what transpired this weekend, and still find myself optimistic about the playoffs. The Royals still have a grasp of a wildcard spot as we entire the last week of the season!  In other words with only 7 (and 1/2 inning) games to go, the Royals are in control of their own destiny to PLAYOFF...
Via Royals Blue
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers gear up for AL Central showdown series

  Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City to claw...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas City...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. "This is going to be a big series," Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals, Tigers ready for pivotal AL Central series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar stood in front of his locker after hitting a home run that helped boost the Royals to a victory over the White Sox, and glanced at a TV screen hanging to his left. On it, the Twins were putting the finishing touches on a win over the Tigers. ''This is going to be a big series,'' Escobar said. The results Wednesday night allowed...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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