Ned Yost's bullpen strategy can't work forever, but it doesn't have to work forever. It only has to work for two more games. Two more games is all it will take. But if the Giants can break through just one of the Royals' bullpen monsters, a comeback could be in order. More»
Joe Maddon just shocked the baseball world by opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Now that he's a free agent, where does he fit best? Here are six destinations that make a lot of sense for Maddon. More»
For the 2014 World Series to go down in history as one of the best of all time, a couple of things need to happen. It needs to move back to Kansas City for at least one more game, and, more importantly, the Royals need to win. More»
We are nearly finished with our project to determine the most beloved college football stadium in the country, and we've filled out all but three spots in our final 16 bracket. This week, it's time to vote for your favorite non Power Five venues. The polls have opened! More»
Since the Royals' Wild Card game, "What does Ned Yost do in the sixth to get to his three great relievers?" has been the critical question for Kansas City this postseason. In Game 2 of the World Series, Yost solved this dilemma and equalized the series. More»
This was the game Kansas City Royals fan have been looking forward to for so long, with such intensity. This was supposed to be magical. This was the culmination. And not only was it a total flop, it was total flop after about 20 minutes. More»
Today, Kansas City is the center of the sporting world, and the fans couldn't be more excited to stand up and cheer for a team they've suffered with for decades. The pain in the past doesn't matter; the spotlight is on them now. More»
Trying to project the MVP of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, which begins Tuesday night, is a fool's game. I am proud to be that fool. Let's narrow things down to 16 candidates. More»
The teams that were successful in the 2014 postseason were managed as if there were no tomorrow: because that's exactly the urgency required. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Mike Matheny seemed the think he had all the time in the world. More»
We are now a full month into our project to determine the most beloved college football stadium in the country, and we've filled out all but five spots in our final 16 bracket. This week, it's time to vote for your favorite ACC venues. The polls have opened! More»
It has become trendy for major league teams to hire recently retired players as managers, guys who can be molded to accept front office instruction and new-wave analytics. But as we've seen this postseason, it's the old guard of managers who are pushing all the right buttons. More»
We have reached the point where the Royals aren't just one game away from the World Series; we have reached the point when the entire universe is just assuming they're already there. How exactly did that happen? More»
Instead of fighting his suspension to get back on the field, Georgia running back Todd Gurley would be better off forgetting about the college game and start profiting off of his fame right now why his earning power is still on the rise. More»
After leaving Game 2 of the NLCS with an oblique strain, Yadier Molina will possibly miss the rest of the Giants series and, potentially, a World Series. It's a devastating injury. But the Cardinals have been here before -- and they can recover. More»
If you are a fan of the 26 teams not in the LCS, you need a team to root for. And because you probably don't want to see the Cardinals or Giants win again, you'll be looking to the ALCS. Here's how to pick between the Orioles and Royals. More»
We are now three weeks into our project to determine the most beloved college football stadium in the country, and more than half of our final 16 ballot has been filled out. So far, we've determined the best SEC, Pac-12 and Big Ten stadiums. Now it's the Big 12's turn. More»
Matt Adams is one of those guys who non-baseball fans will see on TV and say, "How is that guy an athlete?" But his home run against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS to put the Cardinals up for good showed that his klutzy brilliance is here to stay in St. Louis. More»
John Lackey proved two things in his Game 3 gem against the Dodgers. First, he has a knack for pitching well in the postseason. But more importantly, if you succeed in a big spot, fans will quickly forget any reasons they may have had for not liking you. More»
With the Royals and Orioles both winning their respective Division Series, for the first time in almost 20 years we are going to be treated to an ALCS featuring two teams we haven't seen there for a long, long time. More»
Continuing our quest to find the most beloved college football venue in the nation, we look at all of the Big Ten stadiums this week. From Michigan to Ohio to Penn State, there are some gorgeous views out there. Vote for your favorite. More»
More News and Analysis
- WILL LEITCH Columnist Jeff Passan previews the World Series.
- RICHARD JUSTICE Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy are living the dream.
- MATT BROWN The Professor: The Florida-Florida State divide.
- MATTHEW LEACH Pedro seems talented in everything he tries.
- WILL LEITCH Vote for your favorite football stadium in the ACC.