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Kansas City Royals

Royals Grab World Series Edge With Game 3 Win

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 10.24.2014 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of...

Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

Yohuru Williams | Posted 10.24.2014 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball career; he started in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. October 24, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Robinson's death -- significant because that is the number that Robinson wore.

David Moye

Real Giants Don't Root For San Francisco Giants

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weird News

The San Francisco Giants have millions of fans rooting for them to win the World Series, but real giants don't really care about the team at all. T...

Royals Run Recalls Memories of Rooting Against the Dreaded New York Yankees

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

Their center fielder introduced me to the beauty of an inside-the-park home run. Their submarine closer seemed to scrape his knuckles on the mound with every pitch. And one of their shortstops played with a toothpick dangling from his mouth.

Yes, There Is Calligraphy In Baseball

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Seri...

Royals' Big Home Run Is World Series Game 2's Most Tweeted Moment

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports

The Kansas City Royals' big blast was also the biggest conversation starter on Twitter during Game 2 of the World Series. The two-run homer by Omar In...

Royals Bounce Back

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 10.23.2014 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant b...

This Fan's Moose Antlers Were Totally Acceptable At Kauffman Stadium

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports

Only in Kauffman Stadium could a fan be allowed to bring in enormous moose antlers. Every time Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas ste...

TV Station Sends Insensitive Tweet During Royals' Loss

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media

As if losing Game 1 of the World Series wasn't bad enough for Kansas City Royals fans, they also had to endure a poorly phrased tweet sent during the ...

Royals Symbolize the Fun in Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The Royals are having a blast playing a kids' game with a joy and esprit de corps usually missing in the pro ranks.

There's No Predicting This World Series

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants features two teams that were pretty good in the regular season but have been played either excellent (the Giants) or almost flawless (the Royals) baseball during the postseason. There is a clear path to winning for both teams.

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 10.21.2014 | 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.