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Korean 'superfan' of Royals headed back to KC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A die-hard, long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who became an international celebrity after he was superstitiously credited with sparking the team's playoff run left Tuesday for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their first World Series since 1985. After learning of his passion for their team, a group of American fans helped Sung Woo Lee...
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Top ten reasons how the Royals got to the World Series

kansascity.com Kansas City Royals punch in their World Series ticket for the first time since ’85!  That was so long ago that George Brett, the heart and soul of that team is now 61-year-old.   Ronald Reagan was in office for a second term, the popular star-studded song “We Are The World” was a smash hit, Coca Cola’s introduced New Coke, Rod Carew of the Anaheim Angels...
Via Reading Between The Seams
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The Criminally Irresponsible World Series Pick

We Legalized This, And Now KC WinsIt's been the kind of year that makes you walk away from the sportsbook. The Royals are undefeated; the Giants have lost twice in two series. I didn't pick the Royals to win any of the three events that they have been in to date, and I'm not going to pick them now. You can thank me in the better part of a week, KC Fan...But the Giants...
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James Shields passed a kidney stone during ALCS

MLB players are well-known for battling excruciating injuries during the postseason. Just ask Curt Schilling. What Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields had to go through, however, makes an injured ankle or sore arm sound like a mosquito bite. Shields got the start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series and lasted five innings his team’s 8-6 win. Two days later...
Via NESN.com
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Five ways 2014 World Series reflects Bud Selig’s tenure

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will face off in the 110th Fall Classic on Tuesday, with two rabid fan bases and a seemingly evenly matched tale of the tape.  Major League baseball commissioner Bud Selig will step down this offseason, yielding the reigns to the 10th Commissioner Robert Manfred for the 2015 season and beyond.  Selig’s tenure will be remembered...
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(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi to the Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Myers hasn’t had a great start to his major league career...
Via Mets Merized Online
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WATCH: Salvador Perez hassles Lorenzo Cain at media session

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez spends almost as much time trolling OF Lorenzo Cain off the field as he does playing baseball on it. His Instagram account is filled with videos that showcase hilarious exchanges between the two teammates (like this one). But it doesn’t stop there. Perez took it one step further during Monday’s media session with reporters. He managed to weasel...
Via The Sports Daily
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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
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James Shields passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

When Game 3 of the ALCS was rained out last week, many speculated the Royals would take advantage by using ace right-hander James Shields in Game 4 on regular rest. Instead, they opted to start Jason Vargas as scheduled and kept Shields lined up for Game 5. Turns out that decision was based on Shields' health as much as anything. He told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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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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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Tapings vs. The World Series Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s SmacDdown taping in Wichita, Kansas (at the Intrust Bank Arena) will face competition from the World Series. The Kansas City Royals will host Game One of the event. While the Royals are playing in Missouri, the team is very popular in Wichita. The InTrust Bank Arena will host a World Series viewing party on Friday.
Via WZR Online
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“Party Like It’s 1985” Werner Park Watch Party Wednesday

Free event will allow fans on the Werner Park field starting at 6:00 p.m.OMAHA, Neb. — In a celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Royals last Championship appearance the Omaha Storm Chasers, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are hosting a “Party Like It’s 1985” Party this Wednesday at Werner Park.  The event is free and open to the public.Gates will open...
Via Pine Tar Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sung Woo is back! oh and the Royals play in the World Series

In what has actually topped the headlines over the Royals vs. Giants World Series, announced is the return of super fan SungWoo Lee to KansasCity.  The newest celebrity in the city will be in attendance for the games of the World Series thanks to the help of a 30 for 30 production crew that flew to Seoul, South Korea and with the help of social media, some Korean TV channels...
Via Royals Blue
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Kansas City Royals Defying All Odds

The Kansas City Royals will participate in their first World Series since 1985 after defying the baseball odds repeatedly throughout the postseason. The Kauffman contingent will take their perfect 8-0 playoff record into Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants tomorrow night in Kansas City. The Royals have become the “darlings” of baseball with their gritty small ball approach...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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The World Series of Power Versus Finesse

Only three teams threw the ball faster, on average, than the Royals this year. Not surprising when you’ve got youth like Yordano Ventura, Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera throwing fire on the regular. Only one team threw the ball slower, on average, than the Giants this year. Not surprising when you have distinguished gentlemen like […]
Via Fangraphs
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MLB and Law Enforcement Groups Form Coalitions To Protect Fans

Major League Baseball and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are collaborating to crack down on the production and sale of counterfeit merchandise and tickets during the 2014 World Series featuring the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants. Law enforcement officials will be aggressively enforcing local ordinances, vendor permit requirements, and state and federal...
Via i70baseball
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A Lesson From The Kansas City Royals

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Meyers hasn’t had a great start to his major league career. With the...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Finnegan learns fast: From CWS to MLB World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series. They had checked into a Holiday Inn...
Via AP on Fox
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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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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

SF Radio Stations Ban Lorde’s ‘Royals’ During World Series

New Zealand pop star Lorde’s biggest hit ‘Royals’ has been the theme song for the Kansas City Royals’ season and 8-0 playoff campaign. The Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time in 29 years where they will take on the San Francisco Giants. Despite it being a hit, San Fransisco radio stations have decided to ban Lorde’s famous song until the end of the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Finnegan learns fast: From school to World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series. They had checked into a Holiday...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WAGs of the World Series: Hottest Wives & Girlfriends of the Royals & Giants

The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals are set to square off in the... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Blue October Video: The Playoff Story Of The 2014 Royals

The Kansas City Royals date with World Series destiny has been captured in a “Blue October” video that documents their dramatic postseason run. Time will tell if royalty will prevail and “Take The Crown”. The post Blue October Video: The Playoff Story Of The 2014 Royals appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals by Sam Miller

The Royals have the speed, the Giants have the skipper, and both teams have momentum in an unlikely World Series matchup.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World Series: heart says Royals, head says Giants

When it comes to the World Series, or any championship for that matter, it comes down to picking with either your heart or your head. The San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals present a perfect example of this long-standing debacle. Let me tell you a story…back in October of 2003, after Aaron Boone had broken the heart of hundreds of thousands of Bostonians, the New York...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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