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These Royals Have Similarities to 1987 Minnesota Twins

Every once in awhile a team that isn't supposed to be there, well, gets there.  These Kansas City Royals remind me a little bit of the 1987 Minnesota Twins. Now, before I get into all the similarities, there are plenty of differences, too.  I realize this.  The Twins won all of their home games in the '87 World Series, where the Royals have split the first two games of the series against the San Francisco Giants in their home park.  While the Twins almost swept their way over the Detroit … [Read More...]

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Shields Failing Big Game Tests

When the Kansas City Royals traded for "Big Game" James Shields from the Tampa Bay Rays, they acquired an ace who ate a lot of innings and provided much needed stability for their starting rotation.  His presence on their staff was just what the doctor ordered. However, when you get to the post-season, this is when the games truly get "big" and Shields has been anything but that so far with respect to living up to his nickname. In the one-or-done Wild Card game versus the Oakland … [Read More...]

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Kansas City Royals Epic Post-Season Continues

The Kansas City Royals are storming into the World Series on one of the best and most exciting rolls I have ever seen.  The Wild Card game against the Oakland Athletics pretty much tells all of us what we need to know about these Royals.  As you know, they were trailing 7-3 going into the bottom of the eighth-inning in that game and ended up winning in extras, after Oakland had again retaken the lead in the top of the twelfth. The excitement continued with fascinating and … [Read More...]

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