| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
The offseason free-agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions.
The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year Joe Maddon seems imminent,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — That absence of noise Friday at Wrigley Field didn’t mean the demolition of the bleachers had ceased.
It was the Cubs front office going under the Cone of Silence as speculation swirled they may be interested in hiring former...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:56 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Worst to first: Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum is enjoying the Series' atmosphere after being fired as Cubs manager one year ago with a year remaining on his three-year contract.
"You get fired and end up in the place like...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:06 PM
If a movie is to be made of the incredible saga of the 2014 Kansas City Royals, the role of Ned Yost would have to be played by an actor like Steve Carell, someone adept at playing a bumbling idiot.
"Kansas City and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:35 PM
It has been a long, strange trip for Dale Sveum, from taking the blame for the Chicago Cubs' woes to watching a young Kansas City Royals lineup grow up overnight into the surprising team that leads the Baltimore Orioles, 2-0, in the American League...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
When last seen in the World Series 29 years ago, the Royals' de facto MVP was Don Denkinger, a major league umpire whose blown call at first base helped them avoid losing in six games to the Cardinals.
Given new life, they staged a ninth-inning rally to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:45 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals won their only World Series championship in 1985, 19-year-old fan Dayton Moore watched Game 7 from a grassy knoll between the left field stands of Royals Stadium and Interstate-70.
It was the equivalent of...
| Sep 27, 2014
The Royals earned their first postseason appearance since 1985 Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Royals scored all three runs in the first inning as the first three batters got hits off Hector...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:47 PM
It has been a long, strange trip for Dale Sveum, from taking the blame for the Cubs' woes to watching a young Royals lineup grow up overnight into the surprising team that leads the Orioles 2-0 in the American League Championship Series..
It was a...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Any Royals player saying the American League Championship Series will not go back to Baltimore would have come as a surprise.
That the bold prediction came from Jarrod Dyson, someone few outside Kansas City have heard of, made...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:26 PM
BALTIMORE — Now it's just getting ridiculous, this Royals' dynasty-in the-making thing.
There's no plausible reason to believe a team can make it to the World Series with a middle-of-the-pack offense, a nondescript rotation and Ned Yost calling...