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  1. 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
  2. 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" while in the minor leagues because he was a fan of the Lakers and James Worthy, who went by that moniker. Unfortunately, with a nickname li...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. Checking out the scene at the ballpark

    Jim Caple and David Schoenfield

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every World Series has a great pregame spirit, but it was hard to top Tuesday's atmosphere outside Kauffman Stadium. For one thing, the weather was gorgeous -- sunny and mid-70s, the sort of weather we too rarely see at the World ...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Top stats to know: World Series Game 1

    paulcarr

    USA Today Sports, Getty ImagesMadison Bumgarner faces James Shields in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.The World Series begins tonight in Kansas City, as the Royals play their first World Series game in 29 years, hosting the Giants, who a...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  7. Jayson Nix added to Kansas City Royals' active World Series roste...

    Infielder Jayson Nix was added to the Kansas City Royals' active roster for the World Series against San Francisco in place of rookie Christian Colon.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  8. Will the Royals try to run on Bumgarner?

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- When San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers the ball to home plate with a runner at first base tonight, the numbers that appear on the stopwatch of Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz will indicate to him t...

    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. MLB - "Underdog" World Series Showdown

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Royals and Giants prepare for a World Series matchup that none could predict but all can enjoy, writes Jerry Crasnick.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  12. Giants-Royals Preview

    Giants-Royals Preview

    Preview | October 20, 2014
  13. Value of impending FAs Sandoval, Shields

    Jim Bowden

    When the World Series is over between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants and all the champagne bottles have been popped, the general managers of the respective teams will not be able to enjoy their celebration or wallow in their mour...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  14. Who will win the World Series, the Giants or Royals?

    Who will win the World Series, the Giants or Royals?...

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  15. Giants and Royals a study in contrasts

    Jayson Stark

    They both lived to survive the wild-card games. They both think they're America's underdogs. And they've both employed Jeremy Affeldt at one time or another. But outside of that, is there anything the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals ha...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  16. San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' in wake of Wor...

    The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014