4 Reasons the Royals will win the series

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterAfter missing the postseason for the last 29 years, the Royals are back and better than ever. They have posted a dazzling 8-0 record so far in the playoffs. However, the Giants will make for a tough opponent. Their pitching and knack for the big hit can't be denied and will no doubt make it entertaining. While this will be a very close...
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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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Video game obsession nearly derailed the Royals' season

The Kansas City Royals World Series-bound train nearly crashed not because of injuries, a lack of home run power or iffy starting pitching, but because many of the players were completely consumed by the video game "Clash of Clans." In one of those retrospective, "road to the finals" pieces by the Kansas City Star, reporter Andy McCullough describes a scene in...
Via Fox Sports
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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...
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Off Base Percentage World Series Predictions

Sup? Sup. /head nod Suuuuuuup.Here we are. It's the middle of October, and baseball has now finally widdled itself down to its final two teams. As all the experts predicted, the Royals and the Giants will square off on Tuesday to kick off the 111th World Series. What? No one predicted this World Series matchup? OK, maybe they didn't. But, now that we are here, who is really...
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World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

Well, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals will square off in the 110th World Series beginning Tuesday. The matchup is one of the most improbable in history, as both teams won less than 90 games during the regular season and needed to win a winner-take-all wild card game. Perhaps fighting for their playoff lives from the onset benefitted...
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Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air. A few miles away, at a bar and grill called McFadden's, the party was just beginning. Greg Holland had showed up, the All-Star closer...
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Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air. A few miles away, at a bar and grill called McFadden's, the party was just beginning. Greg Holland had showed up, the All-Star closer...
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How the Orioles’ Attempt to Contain Jarrod Dyson Backfired

It was the year of the shift in major league baseball this season. It was also the year of the strikeout, the year of the position player pitching and, apparently, the year of the Royals – at least so far. But it was definitely the year of the shift. As you are well aware, shifts […]
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Jarrod Dyson thinks Ryan Flaherty kneed his head on purpose

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson took a knee to the head from Baltimore Orioles third baseman Ryan Flaherty on Tuesday night, and the speedster doesn’t think it was an accident. After the game, Dyson said he believes Flaherty “put the knee down” on him during the pick-off attempt. “He put the knee down,” he...Read More
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Royals’ Dyson: The Swag That Stirs The Drink

So, Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson ruffled a few feathers on Saturday when he was asked about the ALCS possibly moving back to Baltimore for Games 6 and 7.“No, sir, I don’t. And I don’t think they think that way, either,” Dyson said, essentially saying the Royals will win two of the three games in Kansas City.I love it.For so long, the Royals have been a team devoid of character—not...
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Royals’ Jarrod Dyson: ‘We’re almost at the Promised Land’

The Kansas City Royals took a 3-0 series lead against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night with a 2-1 win in the American League Championship Series, and are now one win away from advancing to the World Series. “We’re almost there, man,” said Jarrod Dyson. “We’re almost at the Promised Land, but we’ve still got to go out tomorrow and play like it’s our last.” Mike...
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A Look Inside the Dome of the Enemy

    By: Conrad McGorkin Many of us share our Royals over reactions in this bizarre place known as the internet. Much of it in a world we call “Royals Twitter.” On this same interwebs, we can find the reactions and experiences of other fan bases. This magical postseason run by our beloved Royals has sparked A LOT of reaction from the fans of our current opponent in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

ALCS Game 3 rained out, series schedule is shifted

Perhaps the only thing that can put a stop to the Kansas City Royals postseason run is mother nature.  Because of 100% chances of heavy rain in the Kansas City area all evening, Major League Baseball has decided in advance to postpone American League Championship Series Game 3 scheduled for Monday night.  The official announcement via MLB.com: Monday’s Game 3 of the American...
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Royals’ Jarrod Dyson Turns Heads With Confident Comments About Orioles

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson sounds ready to write off the Baltimore Orioles. Dyson was asked Saturday after the Royals defeated the Orioles in Game 2 of the ALCS to take a 2-0 series lead whether he thought the teams would return to Camden Yards for a Game 6. The speedster was blunt in his response. “No, sir, I don’t,” Dyson said. “And I don’t think (the...
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Jarrod Dyson is mighty confident the Royals will win the ALCS

The Royals went into Camden Yards and took the first two games of the ALCS from the Orioles this weekend. The series now shifts to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, so the Royals have a chance to clinch their first AL pennant in three decades in front of their home fans. Speedster Jarrod Dyson, who was thrown out trying to steal in both Games 1 and 2, is mighty confident the ALCS...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Dyson gives the Orioles bulletin-board material

Photo: zimbio.com The Kansas City Royals are flying high right now, and one of their players isn’t hesitating to show his confidence. Tomorrow night, the ALCS resumes with the Royals sporting a 2-0 series lead over the Baltimore Orioles. However, game three will begin with the background noise of a player’s boasting. It’s common knowledge that if your team is winning, it...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City renames its ‘Baltimore Avenue’ in front of ALCS

Kansas City is beaming with Royals pride, and why wouldn’t they after starting the postseason 4-0 (with three thrilling victories in extra innings).  Weather permitting, their Royals will be opening the American League Championship series in Baltimore on Friday night.  To make sure some of its residents that live on Baltimore Avenue are not confused, the city council has temporarily...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Jarrod Dyson!

If there is one thing we have learned from the American League teams this postseason, it’s that defense and baserunning really are very important. No one person has better exemplified this than Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson. You’ve already read Jeff’s article on how Dyson stole perhaps the biggest base since Dave Roberts in 2004. Eventually […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 ALCS preview: Good for baseball, good for fans

I am generally a National League guy, as more interesting, strategic baseball is played on the Senior Circuit. But with the NL featuring franchises we’ll see in the World Series for a fourth consecutive October, I’m more excited for the Royals and Orioles to open the ALCS at Camden Yards Friday night. For the first time in two decades the Yankees and Red Sox both failed to...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

'That's What Speed Do': How the Kansas City Royals Became MLB's Fastest Team

“That’s what speed do.” That's a quote from Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson responding to a question about how his quicks can affect an opponent, but the phrase has taken
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Jarrod Dyson celebrates Royals ALDS sweep with backflips (Video / GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes.Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson displayed his athleticism during the postgame celebration with some impressive backflips after the Royals completed their ALDS sweep.It's safe to say that Dyson is revved up for the ALCS.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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Billy Butler Revs Up Jarrod Dyson’s Stolen Base Celebration

Billy Butler did his best impression of Jarrod Dyson's stolen base celebration, revving his engine up after taking second.
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Royals Fan Taunts Angels Fan; Angels Fan Responds With Thunderstix Attack (GIF)

Friday night was a rough night for Los Angeles Angels fans, and one young Halos supporter was pushed to the brink. In the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series, Jarrod Dyson made one of the game’s biggest plays. The Kansas City Royals outfielder showed off an incredible arm while throwing a seed to third base after catching a fly ball. Dyson’s fanastic...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels fan whacks Royals fan-friend with Thunderstick (Video)

A Los Angeles Angels fan retaliated against his taunting Kansas City Royals fan-friend with a Thunderstick during Friday night's Game 2 of the ALDS in Anaheim.It happened in the bottom of the eighth after Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson threw out Angels pinch runner Colin Cowgill at third base, completing an 8-5 double play which wiped out an Angels scoring opportunity. That...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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