Jayhawks coach Bill Self, who attended game seven of the World Series on Wednesday night, joined a few members of his KU staff on Thursday and started picking up the tab for some unsuspecting KU students. (Free Chick-fil-A and Pizza Hut!)
KC Royals relief pitchers Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland have tormented opponents all year and they’ve helped manager Ned Yost out of a tight spot quite a few times. So one Royals fan made a parody commercial for the law firm of Herrera, Davis and Holland.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie once pitched 13 innings for Stanford, has a great deal of respect for Salvador Perez and that’s just the start of what Vahe Gregorian recounts in his Friday Five blog.
Before Game One on Tuesday, Giants pitcher Jake Peavy talked about how disruptive fast base runners can be. Pitchers want to pitch in rhythm, but a fast runner on first base prevents that; the pitcher has to vary how long he holds the ball in the set position or the base runner will time the pitcher’s delivery to home plate, get a great jump and steal second base. In Game Two Peavy proved prophetic; when the Giants starting pitcher had a runner on base he was holding the ball in the set position and using a quicker delivery home—and he wasn’t as effective.
As Kauffman Stadium played host to game two of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals authentics store was ready for another night of business. Used champagne bottles from a month of celebrations? $100. How about corks from those same bottles? $25.
I’ve typed stories about sports every day for most of the last month or two. Once, I even typed a story about sports the day after a friend’s bachelor party, and did this WITHOUT eating Chipotle. As I type these words, there is a cut on my thumb from the other day, when I was chopping onions.
It’s World Series time in Kansas City, and we’ll be holding live chats every day on KansasCity.com. Andy McCullough, the Royals beat reporter for The Kansas City Star, and Marcos Breton, who covers the Giants as a Sacramento Bee columnist, answered the first round of questions Monday ahead of Tuesday’s World Series game one (7:07 p.m. Central on Fox).
A scan through Twitter shows that sports fans from all cities have their reasons for not liking Fox commentator Joe Buck, who is the son of Jack Buck, the hall of fame broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals.