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Eight players in the World Series you can't help but root for

Eight players in the World Series you can't help but root for

yahoo.com Updated 3 hours ago
If you're a fan of the Kansas City Royals or San Francisco Giants, sorry, this list really isn't for you. We don't expect you to root for anybody on the opposing team in the 2014 World Series, which begins Tuesday night at 8:07 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadi…
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  • Royals Manager Lets Young Player 'Be Themselves'

    Royals Manager Lets Young Player 'Be Themselves'

    After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series.
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  • Giants can punch Bochy's Hall of Fame ticket

    Giants can punch Bochy's Hall of Fame ticket

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Nine managers have won at least three World Series championships, and all of them are in the Hall of Fame. So if the Giants can get past these Cinderellas wearing Kansas City Royals baseball suits, their beloved skipper can count on baseball's highest h…
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  • Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 1

    Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 1

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 1 of the World Series: the the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and the Royals' James Shields.
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  • Lincecum more than ready if needed in Fall Classic

    Lincecum more than ready if needed in Fall Classic

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has gone from the sublime to the anonymous in his baseball career. Thus far, Lincecum has not pitched during the 2014 playoffs, but he insists he is not obsessing about pitching in the World Series against the Royals. If…
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  • Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

    Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Six days after celebrating an American League pennant in front of their own fans by dispatching the Orioles, the Royals will host the Giants in the first World Series matchup between the clubs. First pitch in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is schedu…
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  • Answer Man: Terrance Gore talks velocity, dunking in the WNBA, …

    Answer Man: Terrance Gore talks velocity, dunking in the WNBA, jumping over a pickup truck and Skittles

    yahoo.com 8 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals caught Terrance Gore by surprise the day they drafted him in June 2011. Listed at 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds, Gore figured he would become a teacher at the time he got a phone call from scout Colin Gonzales saying the Royals had pick…
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  • First four World Series games dedicated to important causes

    First four World Series games dedicated to important causes

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    The annual World Series Community Initiative program is an established tradition that gives two clubs and their fan bases even greater rewards for reaching the ultimate stage of international attention. The Royals and Giants will each have two dedicated…
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  • Opera Star Joyce DiDonato, Kansas City Native, Is Left Off Earl…

    Opera Star Joyce DiDonato, Kansas City Native, Is Left Off Early Anthem Roster

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    The roster of national anthem singers announced Monday for Games 1 through 4 of the World Series did not include DiDonato, one of the world’s most celebrated mezzo-sopranos.
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  • Salvador Perez Torments Lorenzo Cain During Media Session

    Salvador Perez Torments Lorenzo Cain During Media Session

    deadspin.com 9 hours ago
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez loves fucking with teammate Lorenzo Cain, and now his routine has graduated from Instagram to World Series media huddles.Read more...
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  • Holland has an edge -- and unhittable pitches

    Holland has an edge -- and unhittable pitches

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Royals backup catcher Erik Kratz has a hard time explaining what makes closer Greg Holland's pitches so wickedly effective. Which probably helps explain why they're so wickedly effective.
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  • Affeldt stays course to aid Giants' World Series run

    Affeldt stays course to aid Giants' World Series run

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    If not for the words of two people -- Jeremy Affeldt's wife, Larisa, and Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- he might have called it quits in 2006. If Affeldt gets key outs against Kansas City in the heat of battle, Moore, in a weird way, will be the…
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  • Following same path as '59 White Sox, KC eyes title

    Following same path as '59 White Sox, KC eyes title

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Like the Royals, who are meeting the Giants in the World Series, the 1959 so-called "Go-Go Sox" were built around speed and defense. They had finished 10 games above .500 the year before, exactly like the Royals, and found a winning formula th…
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  • Andy Reid: Tough schedule helping Chiefs develop

    Andy Reid: Tough schedule helping Chiefs develop

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Coach Andy Reid shared some interesting thoughts in a guest appearance on ESPN’s "Mike and Mike" Monday on how the 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs have developed this season. Reid suggested the Chiefs’ difficult schedule was respons…
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  • New WS gear player tested, fan approved

    New WS gear player tested, fan approved

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Gear up in style with the exclusive official sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps that the Royals and Giants will be wearing to work out during the World Series.
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  • Tamba Hali: On the Fight Against Ebola

    Tamba Hali: On the Fight Against Ebola

    CNNSI.com 16 hours ago
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  • Jamaal Charles again validates his place in Chiefs history

    Jamaal Charles again validates his place in Chiefs history

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    SAN DIEGO -- Jamaal Charles emerged from the Kansas City Chiefs' victorious locker room wearing a bow tie. It was a new look for Charles, but it was that kind of occasion. The Chiefs had just beaten the San Diego Chargers 23-20, the first Kansas City wi…
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  • Injuries mounting rapidly for Chargers defense

    Injuries mounting rapidly for Chargers defense

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Chargers took a five-game winning streak into Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, but they weren’t able to extend their run any further. Kansas City took a 23-20 decision, leaving the Chargers to make a quick turnaround to start preparing for Thursday…
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  • Cairo Santos vindicates himself, Chiefs with winning kick

    Cairo Santos vindicates himself, Chiefs with winning kick

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    SAN DIEGO -- Rookie kicker Cairo Santos didn’t just vindicate himself by making a 48-yard field goal in the final seconds to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. He also rewarded the Chiefs for their belief i…
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  • At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right Now

    At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right Now

    CNNSI.com 20 hours ago
    In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…
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  • Video - World Series Game 1 Starting Pitching Preview 03:24

    World Series Game 1 Starting Pitching Preview

    Oct 20
    The Baseball Tonight crew previews the World Series Game 1 pitching matchup between Madison Bumgarner and James Shields.
  • Video - Giants, Royals Bullpen Comparison 01:33

    Giants, Royals Bullpen Comparison

    Oct 20
    Baseball Tonight Minute: The Baseball Tonigh crew breaks down the bullpens for the Giants and the Royals.
  • Video - San Francisco Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals' 00:45

    San Francisco Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

    Oct 20
    Two San Francisco radio stations have decided to show their support for the Giants by not playing Lorde's song "Royals" during the World Series.
  • Video - World Series Keys To Victory 01:33

    World Series Keys To Victory

    Oct 20
    Eduardo Perez breaks down the keys to victory for the Royals and Giants in the World Series.

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