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Salvador Perez continues to play for Royals despite terrible slump

Royals catcher Salvador Perez has become the least-selective hitter in baseball. He entered Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Wite Sox with a .574 on-base plus slugging percentage in the second half, as compared with a .765 OPS into the All-Star break.

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RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack becomes a tourist and weekend destination

Almost 11 years ago, chef Bob Palmgren left fine dining behind and opened to open  RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack off of Lamar Avenue and Johnson Drive in Mission. Business at RJ’s, which is named after Palmgren’s son, was slow at first, particularly on Sundays. So Palmgren started serving country breakfast. It was sort of like barbecue brunch, with eggs, smoked ham, sausage, bacon and cinnamon rolls.

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Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-White Sox game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Wednesday night’s Royals-White Sox game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Civic leaders’ bluster can look a little arrogant

While it’s often encouraging to see the Kansas City area’s powerful local business leaders speak out on important topics, their views sometimes are inaccurate, arrogant or not in the region’s best interests, such as when Cerner Corp. CEO Neal Patterson complained recently that the needs of the American Royal weren’t getting enough attention from Kansas City officials.
 
 

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