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article October 23, 2014

Sixth Sense for Royals and Giants

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»
Shields article October 22, 2014

Royals Fans Undaunted by Rout

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»
RoyalsFans article October 21, 2014

Representing the Royals

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»
WorldSeriesMVPs article October 20, 2014

Predicting the World Series MVP

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»
MikeMatheny article October 17, 2014

The Art of Mathenaging

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»
ACC-Stadiums-LEAD article October 17, 2014

What's Your Favorite ACC Stadium?

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»
Bochy Matheny article October 16, 2014

Score One For The Old Guys

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»
MoustakasCatch article October 15, 2014

Royals Look Invincible

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»
Gurley article October 14, 2014

Gurley Should Shun College Football

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»
YadieMolina article October 13, 2014

Cardinals Can Win Without Yadi

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»
Butler-Britton article October 10, 2014

How To Choose Between O's And Royals

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»
Oklahoma_lead article October 9, 2014

What's your favorite Big 12 Stadium?

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»
MattAdams article October 8, 2014

Bright Lights, Big City

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»
Lackey article October 7, 2014

John Lackey's Image Reversal

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»
Orioles-Royals-FANS article October 6, 2014

An ALCS Unlike Any Other

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»
MichiganStadium-LEAD article October 3, 2014

What's Your Favorite Big Ten Stadium?

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»
STLfans article October 3, 2014

Cards Fans: Enjoy It While It Lasts

It's easy to for some fans to hate on the Cardinals because of their recent postseason success. But that kind of run is rare, so don't blame St. Louis fans for enjoying the fun while it lasts, because another playoff drought will surely come soon. More»
Ozzie article October 3, 2014

Top Five Cards Postseason Moments

The Cardinals have won 11 World Series, second in baseball behind the Yankees, and they've also reached the playoffs five of the last six years and 11 of the last 15. All of this obviously leaves plenty of eternal moments to choose from. Here are five. More»
Aoki article October 2, 2014

Royals Still Playing Like It's 1985

A lot has changed in the way we play (and analyze) baseball since the Royals last won the World Series in 1985. However, they don't seem to realize that, and instead have a created a team that would have fit in well 30 years ago. More»
OaklandAs-WildCard article October 1, 2014

Oakland's Perennial Pain

There is nothing in baseball more painful than losing a series' decisive game and falling just short -- and the A's have now done that seven times in the last 15 seasons. It's hard not to empathize with their passionate, heartbroken fans. More»

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