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Will Anyone Be Watching The World Series?

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series for the first since in nearly three decades, but it still won't save one of the greatest events in sports. This is the harsh reality for Major League Baseball, who routinely used to draw 50-million plus to crown its champion -- like it did in 1985 when the Royals last made it this far -- but will very likely sink below the 20 million mark, where it has stood for a decade.

San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals' Until After World Series

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports

And they'll never play "Royals," royals. Or at least they won't till the World Series is over. Two San Francisco radio stations have benched Lorde'...

In Defense of This World Series

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.17.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The stories, players and characters behind this World Series are as compelling as in almost any year. If you're a baseball fan and don't realize that, you haven't been paying attention.

Damn, Royals Fans Get Loud At Kauffman Stadium

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Sports

Kauffman Stadium was rocking on Wednesday night. Even from the parking lot, the stadium sounded more like a rock concert after the Kansas City Royals ...

Royals Are In The World Series For The 1st Time Since 1985

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the pl...

How I Know My Daughter Heard Me, Even After Her Death

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Jeremy Krashin

"When you see G-D, honey, can you please talk to Him about the Royals? Your daddy really wants to see them win this year." I managed a half-grin, and chimed in: "How about a deep playoff run?" Winning the World Series was probably too much to ask.

Screaming Royals Fan Surprises Reporter During Live Broadcast

Complex Sports | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

By Gus Turner, Complex Sports Until the current postseason, the Kansas City Royals hadn't been to playoffs in almost three decades, enduring a play...

Royals Pitcher Rubs Salt In The Orioles' Wound

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie rubbed some salt in the Baltimore Orioles' wound after his team took a 3-0 series lead on Tuesday night. Fol...

This Unbelievable Catch Turned Kansas City Into 'Moose Country'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

The Kansas City Royals might need to install a "Moose Crossing" sign along the third-base line at Kauffman Stadium. With superlative defense becom...

Do Not Adjust Your MLB Playoffs: The Royals Are 1 Win From The World Series

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

The Kansas City Royals are making up for lost time, in a hurry. After missing the MLB postseason for nearly 30 years, the Royals are just one win ...

Based on the Royals Ticket Market, It's World Series Or Bust

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

After winning the first two games of the series, Royals fans are sending a clear signal that they believe the party won't stop until the World Series, and that there will be a lot more baseball in Kansas City this October.

27 Reasons The Royals Are Becoming America's Favorite Team

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports

With the Kansas City Royals, it seems to be case of baseball fans not knowing what they had got until it was here. After going nearly 30 years wit...

Royals Pull Off Another Dramatic Win

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 10.11.2014 | Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramif...

Chemistry, Small Ball and Situational Hitting Win in Playoffs, Not Big Payrolls

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The heavily favored Dodgers, Angels, Nationals, and Tigers were quickly eliminated in favor of the Cardinals, Royals, Giants, and Orioles. If big money was the key to winning in the playoffs, different teams would have won.

How Bill Veeck Invented the Baltimore Orioles

Landon Jones | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Landon Jones

When the Baltimore Orioles begin playing for the American League Championship series tonight, on the line will be not only their reputation but that of one of the most colorful franchises in baseball history: the St. Louis Browns, from whose ashes the Orioles rose like a phoenix exactly 60 years ago this year.

Living That Fantasy

Julian McWilliams | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

Some stories deserve to be retold; with it breeds new life, purpose and most importantly understanding. It makes the process that much more magical -- an indelible piece of our history, if not in the physical, the mental and emotional.

Sport and Society for Arete-Baseball

Richard Crepeau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

Royals Fans Fulfill Promise On Sign

Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports

One Kansas City Royals fan caught the Internet's attention last week as she watched her team take on the Oakland A's in the American League Wild Card ...

Hubris, and How Matt Kemp's Swing Saved LA (For the Moment)

Eric Trules | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Thanks to Matt Kemp and his beautiful, empathetic swing, we still have the Dodgers. At least for another day or two. Let's see what the Gods have in store for them in Game 3 in St. Louis Monday. Hold your breath, LA, it might be another lesson in... humility.

Underdog Royals Sweep Aside Angels To Reach ALCS

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champ...

Pedro Martinez Shows Solidarity With a Young Pitcher

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Ventura is a very good young pitcher who was a member of the Royals rotation all year where he posted a very respectable 3.20 ERA and a 14-10 record. Bringing him in to pitch in an unfamiliar situation like on only two days rest seemed especially strange and almost cruel to the young pitcher.

This Is What It Felt Like To Be A Royals Fan Last Night

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports

George Brett gets it. The retired Kansas City Royals legend was in attendance at Kauffman Stadium when the franchise made its first postseason app...

Royals Rally Twice For Walk-Off Win

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports

At long last, there will be October baseball in Kansas City. With one swing of his bat, Salvador Perez gave the long-suffering Royals fans at Kauf...

Royals Outfielder Caps Big Win With Back Flip

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports

Need a sign that something special might be happening in Kansas City? After recording the final out on Monday night, Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson ca...

MLB Star's Glove Couldn't Contain This Line Drive

Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

The glove of Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer couldn't contain a screaming line drive against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. The ball was hit...