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  1. Time for Royals to start Jarrod Dyson

    David Schoenfield

    With the World Series moving to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday, Kansas City manager Ned Yost will have to get out of his comfort zone. He'll lose his designated hitter, which means he won't be able to use the same lineup he has run out there 17 g...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Royals make big statement with big inning

    David Schoenfield

    And we have a series! For everyone worried about a San Francisco Giants sweep, the Kansas City Royals had something to say about that. It was great to see the Royals fans enjoying a victory -- a game much more tense and exciting than the 7-2 final sc...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  3. Remembering the 1985 Royals

    David Schoenfield

    Fun read today from Steve Wulf listing 29 reasons the 2014 Royals are similar to the 1985 Royals. Here's an amazing fact about that team that shows how much the game has changed in 29 years: The Royals used six pitchers in the entire seven-game Wo...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  4. Matchup: Peavy versus Ventura

    David Schoenfield

    Game 2 of the World Series features an intriguing matchup of 33-year-old Jake Peavy of the Giants against 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura of the Royals. Peavy was once a hard-throwing youngster like Ventura; now he's the crafty veteran who throws ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  5. Too much Bumgarner for Royals in Game 1

    David Schoenfield

    After a postseason that has given us game after game of late-inning drama, I guess we were due for a game such as this one. You feel bad for Royals fans who were so excited and pumped up before the game. Although the team that won Game 1 has gone on ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  6. Umm, about that nickname ...

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- OK, here's the important thing to know: James Shields earned the nickname "Big Game James" in the minor leagues because he was a fan of the Lakers and James Worthy, who went by that moniker. Unfortunately, with a nickname like tha...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  7. Matchup: Bumgarner versus Shields

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jerry Crasnick previews Game 1 of the World Series here, Jonah Keri and Ben Lindbergh of Grantland have five keys for each team here and Buster Olney writes about the importance of Madison Bumgarner holding on Royals baserunners h...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. The wit, wisdom and poetry of Hunter Pence

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  9. Ten reasons to love this World Series

    David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY -- I know what some of you are thinking: "Hey, aren't you the idiot who just called this the worst World Series ever? So what's up with this piece, pal?" Well, yes, the headline was admittedly a little provocative and it certainly stirred...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  10. Fun World Series factoids and oddities

    David Schoenfield

    Diane Firstman of the wonderful Value Over Replacement Grit blog has her World Series preview up, full of fun and random facts about players on both teams. Check it out!...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  11. Don't forget about underrated Giants pen

    David Schoenfield

    Here's a number that may or may not surprise you. We know how great the Royals' late-inning bullpen group has been all season. Indeed, the Royals are 65-4 when leading entering the seventh inning. But the Giants, even though Sergio Romo lost his c...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  12. How to beat Herrera, Davis, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    As we've seen so far in the postseason, good luck beating the Kansas City Royals late in the game. Their late-game trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland were dominant in the regular season -- all posted ERAs under 1.50, making them the ...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  13. Welcome to the worst World Series ever

    David Schoenfield

    I guess somebody needs to say it: This isn't exactly the 1927 Yankees battling the 1975 Big Red Machine. The Kansas City Royals won 89 games during the regular season and the San Francisco Giants won 88, the fourth-fewest combined wins in World Se...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  14. Chat wrap: Let's talk playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    Special edition baseball chat! Click here to check out Friday's chat wrap....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  15. The streak goes on: Royals to World Series

    David Schoenfield

    I guess there was a chance the Baltimore Orioles were going to win Game 4. But it sure didn't feel like it before the game and it sure didn't feel like it after the Kansas City Royals scored two runs in the first inning. It sure didn't feel like i...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  16. More spectacular defense from Royals

    David Schoenfield

    Watching the Kansas City Royals play defense is getting absurdly entertaining unless you're a fan of a team playing the Royals. In the top of the fifth inning, left fielder Alex Gordon made a running grab of J.J. Hardy's deep drive, crashing into ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014