Nearly Twice As Many People As Live In Kansas City Attended The Royals' Parade

Kansas City mayor Sly James estimated that 800,000 people turned out to watch the Royals’ championship parade (at least one police sergeant thought it was higher), which is even more impressive when you realize that Kansas City’s population is just 470,000. But while it’s one thing to hear a number like 800,000, it’s… »11/03/15 8:30pm11/03/15 8:30pm


Terry Collins Made The Right Call On Matt Harvey And Still Screwed Up

It was a Mets season that began with, and briefly threatened to founder upon, questions of how many innings Matt Harvey would be allowed to throw, and for how many innings he’d be able to be effective. In the end, Harvey threw 216 innings—the most ever for a pitcher coming off of Tommy John surgery—and on the whole he… »11/02/15 9:17am11/02/15 9:17am

Royals Toy With Mets Like A Cat With A Mouse, Kill Them, Win Series

With the Mets up 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth, manager Terry Collins and ace Matt Harvey argued about whether Harvey would pitch the ninth. He’d pitched a four-hit shutout up to that point, on 102 pitches, a high but not unreasonable number. Of course, the health of Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013… »11/02/15 12:31am11/02/15 12:31am

Pete Rose Is Leaving The World Series To Go Sign Autographs In Las Vegas

Did you like Pete Rose’s commentary work during the World Series? Well, either way, he didn’t work last night’s Game 4, and you won’t have a chance to see him work any more games for Fox. As it turns out, Rose left the booth rather suddenly—in the middle of the World Series—due to a “prior commitment.” »11/01/15 11:25am11/01/15 11:25am

Noah Syndergaard Challenged The Royals To Fight Him And Kept The Mets Alive

Alcides Escobar has a habit of swinging on the first pitch. It helped him lay down maybe the best ALCS for a leadoff hitter ever, and he even led off the World Series with a first-pitch, inside-the-park home run on Tuesday. Last night in Game 3, the first pitch went quite different, as Noah Syndergaard sent a 98 mph… »10/31/15 11:20am10/31/15 11:20am

Only One Other Royal Was Told About Edinson Volquez's Father's Death

When Edinson Volquez came out after six innings, his wife and children were waiting for him in the clubhouse. GM Dayton Moore gave them the use of the manager’s office, where they could be alone and discuss whatever they needed to. It still isn’t clear whether Volquez knew yet that his father had died earlier in the… »10/28/15 9:39am10/28/15 9:39am

Alcides Escobar Hits First Pitch, Leadoff Inside-The-Park Homer

Alcides Escobar, who just finished absolutely demolishing the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS, continued his torrid hitting by leading off the bottom of the first with an inside-the-park home run on the first pitch he saw. Sure he had a lot of help from the bumbling Mets outfield, but that’s pretty damn impressive. »10/27/15 9:46pm10/27/15 9:46pm