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Vahe Gregorian

Royals must address Yordano Ventura’s emotional misadventures

It no longer can be doubted that Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura has developed an issue with self-control. And it’s an issue that’s tainting the image of the Royals, whose demonstrative style of play is abrasive to some to begin with. Their abandon, combined with Ventura’s antics (and Kelvin Herrera’s wild behavior against the A’s), has in the span of a few weeks whisked the Royals from cuddly underdogs to virtual villains in the national lens.

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Day 2 of Middle of the Map is a contemplative affair

Iron and Wine, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and others give a big Uptown Theater crowd nearly five hours of songs in the key of folk, country, soul and rock. One night after OK Go and other bands filled the theater, four acts took the stage Thursday night and gave about 1,700 fans a showcase in songwriting and lyricism.

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