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Royals get sized up … for AL championship rings

kansascity.com — Friday was the annual Photo Day for the Royals and also ring-sizing day. Players and team personnel got fitted for their American League championship rings, which will be presented on opening day.

Wade Davis’ pitching evolution included a new mindset

kansascity.com — Wade Davis was one of baseball's best relief pitchers last year, and he begins 2015 knowing precisely what his role is - an eighth-inning specialist. His 2014 domination for the KC Royals was due in part to a mindset change that occurred in late June.

Wade Davis’ pitching evolution included a new mindset

kansas.com — Wade Davis was one of baseball's best relief pitchers last year, and he begins 2015 knowing precisely what his role is - an eighth-inning specialist. His 2014 domination for the KC Royals was due in part to a mindset change that occurred in late June.

Royals baseball brings ‘The Bachelor’ to spring-training camp

kansascity.com — Juan Pablo Galavis was The Bachelor and Kansas City's Nikki Ferrell was the date. It didn't work out, but Galavis remained a Royals fan.

No cheeseburgers in paradise for healthy-eating Royals

kansascity.com — According to manager Ned Yost, the Royals aren't feeling fat and happy about last year's American League championship. He knows this because when he offered cheeseburgers to some players, they refused.

Mike Sweeney makes Royals Hall of Fame, pays tribute to ailing father

kansas.com — Mike Sweeney, the Royals most productive player though some of the team's most inglorious seasons, is the newest member of the Royals' Hall of Fame. In a 13-year career with the Royals, Sweeney climbed to near the top of several career batting lists. He thanked his father, 'Big Mike,' who's battling esophageal cancer.

Ned Yost says belief made Royals’ postseason run possible

kansascity.com — In his final briefing before the Kansas City Royals' first full-squad workout of spring training, manager Ned Yost collected many of the thoughts he's expressed about the team's success since the end of the last season. He delivered a one-breath testimony about the team's turning point. Belief is the key word.

Mike Sweeney makes Royals Hall of Fame, pays tribute to ailing father

kansascity.com — Mike Sweeney, the Royals most productive player though some of the team's most inglorious seasons, is the newest member of the Royals' Hall of Fame. In a 13-year career with the Royals, Sweeney climbed to near the top of several career batting lists.

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar’s workload didn’t end after playoffs

kansas.com — KC Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was among the last players to report to spring training, but nobody questions his work ethic or durability. He became the first Royals shortstop to play in all 162 games last year, was a standout in the postseason, then played in Japan and Venezuela in the offseason.

Royals’ Mike Moustakas to work on hitting against infield shift

kansascity.com — Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas will spend part of spring training working on hitting against infield shifts that take away his pull side. His postseason solution also worked, when he hit a Royals-record five playoff home runs.
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Feb 28, 2015

In r corner of college bb, week begins with court storming fuss and ends with gestures by #shockers Ron Baker & #Sooners anthem. Thank you.

Feb 28, 2015

RT @jamesfraschilla: very hard to hold back tears during this today. rest easy Reat.

Feb 28, 2015

UMKC gets 24 from Reece Holliday (Sumner) and 21 from Martez Harrison (Univ. Acad) and beats Grand Canyon 70-65, now 8-5 in WAC

Feb 28, 2015

If you don't have time tonight, save 5 minutes on Sunday to watch this great video by Dave Eulitt @davidphotokc youtube.com/watch?v=qtgmlT…

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