World Series

Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images), Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets, Yankees Should Follow New World Series Blueprint

If old-time thinkers still exist in our local franchises, they had best change quickly or get out. This is how today’s postseason is set up. One need not be the best, just good enough.

10/31/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Post-World Series Thoughts: Those Royals, A-Rod, A Hitting Coach And More

Congrats to the Royals for a spectacular run. It was fun to see their brand of baseball, even though it came up just a bit short.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ Bumgarner Is The New World Series Hero

Pitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 7

Madison Bumgarner carried the Giants to World Series victory over the Royals in Game 7. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/30/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate in the locker room after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win Game 7 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

New Dynasty: Bochy, Giants Capture 3rd Title In 5 Years

In a remarkable every-other-year pattern, San Francisco somehow finds its best form in even years. With new faces and old ones, with castoffs and misfits and some key midseason acquisitions.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Brandon Belt #9 celebrates with Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Edge Royals To Win World Series In 7 Games

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night.

10/30/2014

Royals fans hold up signs during Game 6 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Keidel: Only The World Outside NYC Cares About This Series — And That’s A Shame

The truth is, if a New York City team isn’t on the scent of some championship, we don’t give a damn. The truth is, we share The New Yorker magazine’s template view of Earth — New York, New Jersey, then China.

10/29/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Tim Collins #55 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Pitching Will Be The Difference In Game 7

The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals take the World Series to Game 7. Strong Royals pitching will win a close one for KC.

10/29/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 6

The Royals scored 10 runs to shut out the Giants in World Series Game 6. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/29/2014

Omar Infante of the Kansas City Royals slides into home to score in the fifth inning against San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey during Game 6 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

World Series: Royals, Giants Headed To Winner-Take-All Game 7

Recent history favors Kansas City. Home teams have won nine straight Game 7s in the Series since Pittsburgh’s victory at Baltimore in 1979.

10/29/2014

Tim Collins #55 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after defeating the San Francisco Giants by a score of 10-0 to win Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Royals Take Care Of Business, Blast Giants In Game 6 Of World Series

A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels. Bring on Game 7!

10/29/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Fans cheer during Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Under More Pressure Than Royals To Win

The Giants have a larger payroll than the Royals… by a lot. They also have the 3-2 World Series edge, and way more pressure to win.

10/28/2014

Jake Peavy pitches against the Kansas City Royals during Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

World Series Game 6: Peavy Takes Hill With Giants On Cusp Of Title

In Lorenzo Cain’s view, the Royals have a big advantage: “We’re definitely not facing Bumgarner (Tuesday), so that definitely helps.”

10/28/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals looks on against the San Francisco Giants during Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At Home

Giants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner’s masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.

10/27/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Madison Bumgarner #40 celebrates with Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants after defeating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 in Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 5

The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout in World Series Game 5 to put the Royals down 3-2. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/27/2014

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