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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Party Like It’s 2014

        Dynasty vs. Destiny   We are narrowing in on 24 hours until Game 1 of the 2014 World Series’ first pitch at Kauffman Stadium in KANSAS CITY. And I know I’m not alone in not believing it’s real. Like the plot of some horror movie, I’m afraid I’ll wake up from this dream and the Royals will be down 7-3 in the sixth inning...
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Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks. ''Been peed on a few times,'' he said, breaking into a grin. ''Got me twice this morning.'' While the rest of the Kansas City Royals are...
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Salvador Perez Pesters Lorenzo Cain, Crashes His Media Day Session (Video)

Move over Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre, there’s a new bromance in Major League Baseball. Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and center fielder Lorenzo Cain have quite the entertaining dynamic that the man behind the plate is generous enough to share with the world on Instagram. While the majority of Perez’s videos revolve around him doing everything he can to annoy...
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Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants zipped through the playoffs, Lorenzo Cain and the Kansas City Royals zoomed along. And then, they all got some time off. Almost an eternity, by October standards. When the World Series begins Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff...
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The Wind Up: LCS Review

We are almost at the end, friends. The World Series begins on Tuesday, and for as crazy as the regular season was at times, this postseason has been even crazier. When you look at the divisional series rounds, you’ll see two sweeps on the AL side, and two 3–1 series on the NL side. Sure, on paper that does not seem particularly close or even exciting. It is then that you must...
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What a Bummer for Lorenzo Cain

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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...
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World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come this bunch that's rapidly become a fan favorite all across the country isn't the favorite against San Francisco in the World Series? ''When I look at the Royals, I see a team on a terrific...
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Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close `em. The playoff-perfect Kansas City Royals. The tried-and-tested San Francisco Giants. A pair of wild cards, set to open Tuesday night in a World Series...
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Opinion: Why the Royals are destined to win it all

Kansas City is on there way to their first world series since 1985, and by the way they haven’t lost a postseason game since 1985. This team has not only captured the hearts and minds of baseball fans everywhere but have also truly become the Cinderella story of 2014. As many fans and critics over social media slammed this team during their Wild Card game vs the A’s I  continued...
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Welcome to Stardom, Lorenzo Cain

Following the Royals’ four-game sweep of the Orioles, the ALCS MVP award was presented to Lorenzo Cain. I had forgotten that there exists such a thing as the ALCS MVP award, and relatively recent winners include Delmon Young, Adam Kennedy, and Placido Polanco. So the award itself doesn’t mean much, as cool as it is […]
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Can Anyone Defend The Royals Unconventional Style?

A Special To Baseball Hot Corner Written By Austin Kitch: Nothing will ever take 1985 away from us… but I am going to take a leap and say that 2014 is historically special not only to Kansas City but to Major League Baseball as well. So much history has already been rewritten by these guys. You have a nice mix of homegrown veterans of various ages (from Gordon and Butler to Hosmer...
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Royals News: Lorenzo Cain named ALCS MVP

<span lang="EN" style="mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";"><span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";">Kansas City Royals’ centerfielder, Lorenzo Cain was named the MVP of the American League Championship Series last night after the Royals’ beat the shut out the Baltimore...
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We Came, We Saw, We’re Here

“Kansas City, you’ve got a World Series.” As only a Hall of Fame voice like Denny Matthews could put it, the impossible has become reality.Some things cannot be scripted until the moment actually happens.For years Royals managers, players and most importantly fans have envisioned the day the World Series would return to Kansas City. In no way, shape or form could someone dream...
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White Lorenzo Cain, Adrian Peterson Wears Cargos & ESPN’s Steve Levy Out At The Bar

  World Series in KC Now the Royals sit around and wait for Game 1 — at home — on Tuesday. How would...
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Storylines: Royals flush the Orioles, move onto World Series

Top Stories What a postseason it has been for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals will be returning to the World Series for the first time since 1985. The Baltimore Orioles were overmatched from the start and were never able to recover after losing their first two games at home and were swept on Wednesday in a 2-1 loss. Lorenzo Cain was solid offensively and defensively throughout...
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Royals sweep Orioles, advance to World Series

The Kansas City Royals are headed back to the World Series for the first time since 1985. The Royals finished a four-game sweep in the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory Wednesday over the Baltimore Orioles. “We dedicate this trophy to all these fans,” said owner David Glass, holding it aloft. The Royals celebrated their record-tying eighth-straight postseason victory...
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Royals Advance To The 2014 World Series

Photo Credit: Royals/Facebook By sweeping the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS (4-0), the Kansas City Royals are headed to the 2014 World Series. The Royals are the first team to win the Wild Card game to go to the World Series. — Corey Eiferman (@Corey_Eiferman) October 15, 2014 It has been 29 years since Kansas City has once again made it to the ‘dance.’ The Royals will face...
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Kansas City Is Back!

Neil Mehta Staff Writer Kansas City Royals fans had to wait 29 long years to taste playoffs baseball again. However, any Royals fan would agree when I say it was worth it. The Royals are on their way to the World Series. They are 8-0 in the postseason and have methodically defeated opponents with terrific defense and pitching.  They are the first team in MLB history to start 8-0...
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Cain is able: Royals center fielder wins ALCS MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain capped the AL Championship Series with his best catch yet: an MVP trophy. The smooth center fielder snagged MVP honors after helping the Kansas City Royals to a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 2-1 victory Wednesday. Along with making a series of splendid defensive plays, Cain batted .533 in the series and scored five runs. He had eight...
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Lorenzo Cain wins ALCS MVP

Lorenzo Cain wins ALCS MVP
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Royals center fielder Cain named MVP of ALCS

  Lorenzo Cain has been selected MVP of the AL Championship Series after helping the Kansas City Royals to a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 2-1 victory Wednesday. The Royals are headed back to the World Series for the first time since beating the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in 1985, the last time Kansas City even reached the playoffs. Along with making a...
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Lorenzo Cain wins ALCS MVP

A few years ago, Lorenzo Cain was a young and talented player who was sent to the Royals in the "Zack Greinke trade." And now, after the Royals swept the Orioles in the ALCS, Cain is the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player for 2014. The announcement was made shortly after the Royals beat the Orioles, 2-1, taking the best-of-seven series, four games...
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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...
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