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Giants' Bochy and Flannery 'like an ol' married couple'

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- It was St. Patrick's Day, 1983. Fun Run Day, the San Diego Padres used to call it, with Padres infielder Tim Flannery organizing the Irish-themed evening of partying and debauchery. The Padres hit their first bar on the motorized beer crawl circuit, and eight players piled into Flannery's limo, ready for Round 2.

Nightengale: Butler ignites Royals offense in Game 2

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Billy Butler doesn't know if he'll be back in Kansas City next year, let alone next week, but he did everything in his power Wednesday night to assure this Royals team will never be forgotten.

Giants GM Brian Sabean brings stability, championships

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean looked out onto the field, and, suddenly like an oncoming tidal wave, it crashed into him. He burst into tears, covering his eyes with his fists, and finally raising his left hand in the air.

Nightengale: Bumgarner, Giants flatten Royals, crowd in Game 1

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There was absolutely nothing lucky about it. There were no fluky bounces. No strange managerial manuevers. Not even a heroic homer from a journeyman. It was just a genuine, ol' fashioned rear-end-kicking World Series victory in the heart of the Midwest on Tuesday night by the San Francisco Giants.

Nightengale: Will James Shields, Moore bow out together?

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They will forever be linked in Royals folklore, bringing a World Series to this community for the first time in 29 years, and reinvigorating a passionate fan base. Royals general manager Dayton Moore is the man who resurrected this decaying franchise.

Nightengale: Destiny vs. dynasty in the World Series

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They are America's team, those lovable Midwest underdogs who are paying the bar tab one night, dunking basketballs at an NBA exhibition game the next, and even buying playoff tickets for fans on Twitter.

'Bye Bye' Balboni loyal to Royals, but he's a Giant, now

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Steve Balboni, the greatest power hitter in Kansas City Royals history, and a vital cog of the franchise's World Series championship team in 1985, will be walking onto the field today at Kauffman Stadium for the first time since their ballpark was rebuilt.

Giants win NL pennant on walk-off, will face Royals in World Series

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO- This is what the San Francisco Giants do. There are times they don't look pretty, and sometimes you have to cover your kids' eyes, but, oh, do they know how to win. The Giants are back in the World Series, winning 4-3 over the St.

Nightengale: Cardinals put their season on the brink

ksdk.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The St. Louis Cardinals have seen this horror show before, and once again, there it was in living color. They self-destructed at absolutely the worst time Wednesday night, leaving the San Francisco Giants just one victory away from their third World Series in five years.

Nightengale: Cardinals put their season on the brink

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The St. Louis Cardinals have seen this horror show before, and once again, there it was in living color. They self-destructed at absolutely the worst time Wednesday night, leaving the San Francisco Giants just one victory away from their third World Series in five years.
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Oct 23, 2014

The #SFGiants Bruce Bochy and Tim Flannery are llike an ol' married couple," but one keeps trying to steal the wine. usat.ly/1tPB001

Oct 23, 2014

Bochy says he was proud that Strickland owned up to his actions for his meltdown in Game 2. #SFGiants

Oct 23, 2014

Raul Ibanez on the #Royals being in World Series: They'll never look at the regular season the same again.""

Oct 23, 2014

Bochy says Lincecum undergoing MRI but feels better today

Oct 23, 2014

Bruce Bochy downplays the difficulty of playing the OF at AT&T Park: Its not Candlestick

Oct 23, 2014

The #Braves get their man as John Hart becomes president of baseball operations.and John Coppolella strong candidate to to promoted as GM.

Oct 23, 2014

Billy Butler, who may be playing his final games in a #Royals uniform, had a World Series game he'll never forget. usat.ly/1tMHNrr

Oct 23, 2014

What a gorgeous sight seeing Bret Saberhagen back at Kauffman Stadium celebrating #royals 1st World Series since he was on mound in "85

Oct 22, 2014

Brian Sabean, the brilliant #SFGiants GM, brings stability to the franchise, and yes, championships. usat.ly/1tMz4pe

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