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.

Vahe Gregorian

These Royals will not back down

In the span of one magical postseason, the Royals morphed from the haunted to the hunted. On Sunday it set the scene for a delirious, mesmerizing game before 36,755, a 4-2 Royals victory that proved testament to the resolve of a team depleted by injuries to three starters and its closer, and a spree of ejections.

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