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Unraveling The Confounding Reputation Of Royals Manager Ned Yos…

Unraveling The Confounding Reputation Of Royals Manager Ned Yost

deadspin.com Updated 3 hours ago
Ned Yost has led the Royals to their best two-season stretch in a quarter century and put the 19th highest paid major league team in the World Series. But rather than garnering manager-of-the-year consideration, Yost gets shat on. Why is that?Read more.…
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  • No future Hall of Famers on list of upcoming opposing QBs

    No future Hall of Famers on list of upcoming opposing QBs

    ESPN.com 53 minutes ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Remember the incredible run of backups, developmental players and journeymen quarterbacks the Kansas City Chiefs played against last year in their 9-0 start? It’s been a distant memory this year. The Chiefs have instead gone up again…
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  • In NL park, Royals slugger Billy Butler prepares for role as a …

    In NL park, Royals slugger Billy Butler prepares for role as a pinch hitter

    SAN FRANCISCO — Billy Butler stood in front of his locker Thursday afternoon, smiling and talking about his very abrupt role change in the World Series. His two singles and two RBIs keyed the Kansas City Royals' Game 2 victory, but now he'll wait his tu…
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  • Royals Might Need a Rare Pinch Hit in Series

    Royals Might Need a Rare Pinch Hit in Series

    Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost.
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  • Path to World Series ultimate test of best teams

    Path to World Series ultimate test of best teams

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Neither the Royals nor Giants won 90 games in the regular season, but that shouldn't matter in determining a World Series champion.
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  • Benches clearing between Royals and SF Giants enough to spark r…

    Benches clearing between Royals and SF Giants enough to spark ratings in World Series

    nydailynews.com 16 hours ago
    The Super-Slocomotion replay on Fox of Hunter Strickland’s mug was tailor-made for amateur lip-readers figuring he had bad intentions. “C’mon, let’s go,” the Giants reliever yelled from the mound at Salvador Perez.
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  • Royals Outfield Defenders Cram for Quirky AT&T Test

    Royals Outfield Defenders Cram for Quirky AT&T Test

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    The irresistible talents of the Kansas City Royals' outfielders may be tested by the inscrutable elements of San Francisco's quirky right field when the World Series resumes on Friday.
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  • Sports of The Times: The Royals' Terrance Gore Excels as a Pinc…

    Sports of The Times: The Royals' Terrance Gore Excels as a Pinch-Runner

    nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    The Royals’ potent running attack is amplified by the speed of Terrance Gore, a recently acquired player who often pinch-runs for the team.
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  • O'Neil's legacy carrying on through Royals

    O'Neil's legacy carrying on through Royals

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Throughout the Royals' frenetic playoff run, one that was void of a loss until Game 1 of the World Series, one comment kept coming up in conversation among those familiar with Kansas City baseball: Buck woulda loved this.
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  • Salvy providing spark for hard-charging Royals

    Salvy providing spark for hard-charging Royals

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Yilda Diaz has seen her son, Royals catcher Salvador Perez, take on a leadership role since his days on youth baseball teams at Club Firestone in Valencia, Venezuela. Perez homered in Game 1 and stroked a clutch two-run double that helped the Royals ear…
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  • Chiefs need the help return game is capable of providing

    Chiefs need the help return game is capable of providing

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
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  • Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Bucs filled an unexpected roster spot Thursday, finding another defensive player to take the spot created by Da’Quan Bowers‘ two-week PED suspension. The team announced they had signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Chiefs practice squad. Lemon has b…
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  • World Series Game 2 draws 49.6 TV rating in Kansas City

    World Series Game 2 draws 49.6 TV rating in Kansas City

    yahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Kansas City Royals not only evened up the World Series against the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 on Wednesday night, they also scored an impressive victory of sorts against the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in the local TV ratings. TV ratings for the Wo…
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  • Giants' Hudson to Face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

    Giants' Hudson to Face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

    nytimes.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.
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  • Rams vs. Chiefs preview

    Rams vs. Chiefs preview

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs and 2-4 St. Louis Rams, both coming off big divisional victories, meet for the Governor’s Cup this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won in San Diego for the first time in seven years last week when they beat the Charger…
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  • The Write Way: KC Coach's Lineup Cards Are Artful

    The Write Way: KC Coach's Lineup Cards Are Artful

    nytimes.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.
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  • Ned Yost's tactics work out and Bruce Bochy's don't in Game 2

    Ned Yost's tactics work out and Bruce Bochy's don't in Game 2

    yahoo.com MLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many pundits figured Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost would find himself at a tactical disadvantage throughout the Major League Baseball playoffs. And yet, when pitted against the likes of Bob Melvin, Mike Scioscia, Buck Showalter …
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  • Royals' Davis, Holland put tight seal on Game 2

    Royals' Davis, Holland put tight seal on Game 2

    MLB.com yahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The service Royals manager Ned Yost required of Wade Davis and Greg Holland in Game 2 of the World Series differed a bit from what he usually asks of baseball's best eighth-ninth inning combination. But their performances were no different.
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  • Panda extends streak, but he'd rather have a win

    Panda extends streak, but he'd rather have a win

    MLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    When Pablo Sandoval doubled to lead off the fourth inning of Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the World Series, he extended his postseason streak of reaching base safely to 25 games, which ties him with Boog Powell for the third lon…
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  • Infante makes presence known for Royals

    Infante makes presence known for Royals

    MLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Omar Infante's first season with the Royals did not produce the desired results, but he delivered a spark in their Game 2 victory Wednesday night.
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  • Strickland-Perez spat chalked up to misunderstanding

    Strickland-Perez spat chalked up to misunderstanding

    MLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Omar Infante hit a homer, Hunter Strickland started yelling in English, Salvador Perez yelled back in Spanish and both dugouts momentarily braced for a skirmish that never occurred. After the Royals' 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series…
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  • Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'

    Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Tim Lincecum returned to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and threw 1T scoreless innings of relief. However, he left the game with tightness in his lower back and is day-to-day.
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    Inside Edge: Rams-Chiefs

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for St. Louis at Kansas City.
  • Video - A Royal Catch In KC 04:15

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    Oct 23
    Salvador Perez is the Royals' charismatic leader behind the plate. His journey began with a humble upbringing in Venezuela.
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    Oct 23
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    Oct 22
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