Tag: World Series

Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets could learn a lot by watching how this season’s World Series combatants constructed their teams to excel and win within their spacious ballparks. Both the Giants and Royals play in parks that are not conducive to hitting home runs. The teams competing in the World […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 5)

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 5)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Sunday 10/26, 8:00 PM ET at AT&T Park James Shields (0-1, 15.00) vs. Madison Bumgarner (1-0, 1.29) This is the 44th time that the World Series has been tied 2-2. Of the previous 43, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win the Series 28 times […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 4)

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 4)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Saturday 10/25, 8:00 PM ET at AT&T Park Jason Vargas (11-10, 3.71) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (8-13, 4.00) After a 3-2 victory in Game 3 on Friday night, the Royals have the upper hand with a 2 games to 1 series lead. The Giants, vying for their third championship […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 3)

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 3)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Game 3: Friday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX Jeremy Guthrie (0-0, 1.80) vs. Tim Hudson (0-0, 3.29) With the series tied at one game a piece, the Giants and Royals head west for three games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Despite an 11 year major league career, this will […]

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Former Mets Chaplain Relives 1986 World Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Former Mets Chaplain Relives 1986 World Series

Here’s a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper about former New York Mets’ team chaplain Father Daniel Murphy. A huge Mets’ fan, Father Murphy was there when the Mets made their magical run to capture the 1986 World Series. Here is his story: With the start of the World Series, New York Mets’ fans […]

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Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

Innings limits have become the norm in baseball and for many it’s at the cost of great baseball. Sure you want to take care of young arms but treating all pitchers the same doesn’t make sense. No two bodies are the same and the Royals are trying to push their young co-ace Yordano Ventura past […]

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World Series Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:00 PM

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:00 PM

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals Game 2: Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX Jake Peavy (1-0, 1.86) vs. Yordano Ventura (0-0, 4.85) Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City: Giants: CF Gregor Blanco 2B Joe Panik C Buster Posey 3B Pablo Sandoval RF Hunter Pence 1B Brandon Belt DH Michael Morse LF Travis Ishikawa SS Brandon […]

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World Series Game Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:07 PM

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Game Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:07 PM

Game 1 San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8:07 PM, FOX Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 1.42 ERA, 31.2 IP) vs. James Shields (1-0, 5.63 ERA, 16 IP) The World Series kicks off tonight at 8:07 PM in Kansas City, Missouri. Madison Bumgarner will face off against “Big Game” James Shields. These two […]

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(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi to the Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Myers […]

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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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