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Sport and Society for Arete -- A Month to Remember

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.09.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For the past several weeks I have seen a multitude of stories from the wild world of sport that have struck me as something about which I wanted to write and set my brain whirring.

KC Royals Player Delivers Confrontational And Patriotic Victory Speech

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jonny Gomes only played in 12 games for the team after being acquired in August, but on Tuesday in Kansas City, he stil...

Four Business Lessons From Baseball

Jose Costa | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Jose Costa

With the end of the World Series, I began thinking about all the lessons I've learned about business and leadership from baseball. Whether it was playing the game or watching it on TV, I realized that the game has shaped my actions and beliefs in my career and relationships.

Watch Paul Rudd Get Drenched With Beer By The KC Royals

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

Following the Kansas City Royals' victory over the New York Mets in the World Series on Sunday, funnyman and devoted Royals fan Paul Rudd got decked ...

Reflections From a Mets Fan

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports
Robert S. McElvaine

Before we get too upset at not winning the World Series, let us ask: Was there a Mets fan anywhere when the season began -- or in late July -- who wouldn't have been ecstatic with the team winning National League championship?

Kansas City Royals Win 2015 World Series

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets 7-2 to win the World Series early Monday. This is the team's first World Series title since ...

Kansas City Royals Lead World Series 3-1

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.01.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to win this October. And now with one more victory in November, they will be World...

New York Mets Win Game 3 Of 2015 World Series

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.31.2015 | Sports

Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets wanted to send a strong message to the Kansas City Royals on the very first pitch of World Series Game 3. With ...

The Royal Heat Check

Julian McWilliams | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

The series switches to New York. For the Mets, it couldn't have come at a better time. It is still early, but for any player with a pulse, it must be a gut check to have a squad beat your horses two nights in a row.

Kansas City Royals Grab 2-0 Lead In 2015 World Series

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Sports

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5 More Reasons to Fall in Love With Kansas City

Michelle Lamar | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Michelle Lamar

It's no longer a secret that Kansas City is a friendly place with a good cost of living. But here are five more reasons you'll fall in love with the City of Fountains.

Eric Hosmer Avoids Buckner Comparisons With Game-Winning Redemption

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

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6 Ways To Decide Who To Root For In The 2015 World Series

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Sports

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World Series Grass Is Greener On The Other Side

Tim Mouw | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science
Tim Mouw

Baseball groundskeepers rely on a phenomenon of color science called gonio-appearance to confuse our eyes into thinking we see two different colors of grass. In this case, the grass really is greener on the other side.

Kansas City Royals Heading To World Series

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.24.2015 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals earned another champagne shower at Kauffman Stadium. Lorenzo Cain sprinted home from first base on Eric Hosm...

Area Man Swallowed Whole By Living, Breathing Tarp

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

Shades of Vince Coleman in '85. #ForeverRoyal #TakeTheCrown #RainDelay— FOX Sports KC (@FSKansasCity) O...

The Kansas City Royals Love 'Trap Queen' More Than You

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports

Fetty Wap and his song "Trap Queen" have been inescapable this summer. It's a runaway hit (peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May), infecti...

Two Baseball Players Synced Up Their Talents For One Sensational Play

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.29.2015 | Sports

Kansas City Royals infielders Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar redefined what it means to be a shortstop and a second baseman on this play. ...

Trade Deadline Moves for MLB Playoff Teams

Andrew Wild | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Baseball has returned after an incredibly successful All-Star break, featuring a revamped Home Run Derby that received nothing but rave reviews, and ended with a dramatic victory by hometown favorite Todd Frazier.

Why Are There so Many Royals on Pace to Start the All-Star Game? Hear it From the Locals.

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
Jeremy Krashin

After a return to the World Series last year, Royals fans are making a stand in 2015 and Major League Baseball provided us with the perfect outlet. The All Star Game voting results, show that not only is the team back, but the fans are back, too. And they're out in force.

Draft Position and Tracking of Pitchers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pitchers drafted in the late rounds represent much smaller investments for the teams and are therefore expendable. This creates an incentive for the teams to push those late round draft picks who throw very hard through the minor league system quickly with little concern for their futures.

Royals-White Sox Tensions Lead To Inevitable Bench-Clearing Brawl

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.24.2015 | Sports

Five players were ejected.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing the World Series

Devra Maza | Posted 03.01.2015 | Sports
Devra Maza

For the players of Major League Baseball, the World Series is the ultimate goal. For directors of MLB games on television, it's a career-crowning achievement. For two decades, two directors have been a perennial postseason dynasty.

Kansas City Royals' Dream Postseason Run Ends In Game 7

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 10.30.2014 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrow...

Culture and Chemistry Matter

Mike Robbins | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

Even if you didn't and you don't know or care that much about baseball or sports, there are a number of things that made this World Series remarkable and also some important things we can learn from it that go way beyond baseball and sports in general.