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Why Ned Yost stuck with Jeremy Guthrie

Even though some fans might like to think ballplayers should go 100 percent all the time or managers should treat every game like it’s game seven of the World Series, that’s not realistic. Play like that and you’d be burned out not long after the All-Star game. Professional athletes and teams have to pace themselves and, at times, managers have to admit the odds of winning a game aren’t good—and that was the case Wednesday afternoon.

Why Ned Yost stuck with Jeremy Guthrie

Even though some fans might like to think ballplayers should go 100 percent all the time or managers should treat every game like it’s game seven of the World Series, that’s not realistic. Play like that and you’d be burned out not long after the All-Star game. Professional athletes and teams have to pace themselves and, at times, managers have to admit the odds of winning a game aren’t good—and that was the case Wednesday afternoon.

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Meet the Royals’ canine All-Star team

Inspired by third baseman Mike Moustakas showing off his new dog, Gus, we went to Wayside Waifs animal shelter in south Kansas City to construct a Royals All-Star team of dogs available for adoption. The Star's Chris Bumbaca walks us through the Royals' human lineup.