K.C. Royals vs S.F. Giants World Series: what to watch

Bud Selig

The 2014 World Series may not get the highest ratings, but it will be the most eventful. Sure, there are no Yankees, Red Sox, or Dodgers, but there are the Cinderella story Royals and dynasty-craved Giants.

Not only is Ned Yost undefeated in his first playoff appearance with a Royals team that hadn’t been here since 1985, but on the other side Bruce Bochy looks to cement himself in the Hall of Fame by becoming the 10th head coach to win three World Series.

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Baltimore Orioles lose exhibition game to a community college


State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota chapter, edged the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in a charity game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL today. That’s right, a community college beat the O’s in a spring exhibition game. I think O’s should be changed to zeroes or “uh-O’s” from now on. Maybe Baltimore can take on the Greendale Community College Human Beings next.

Although their chances versus characters on a fictional sitcom probably aren’t great either.

To be fair there were some caveats/if/buts to this loss.

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Cy Young Award Winner, Baltimore Orioles Legend Mike Flanagan Dies


Mike Flanagan, a the 1979 American League Cy Young winner and part of the Baltimore Orioles’ 1983 World Series championship team, was found dead today in his home in Monkton, Maryland. He was 59 years old.

The Orioles confirmed that Flanagan, who served the team as a front office executive and television broadcaster after his pitching days were over,  was dead.

Flanagan went 167-143 with a 3.90 ERA over 18 seasons with Baltimore and the division rival Toronto Blue Jays.

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Baltimore Orioles Luke Scott: the most Racist, Backwards and Ignorant Player in MLB


Where was the Twitter outrage when Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott announced he was still a birther moron? Yes, even after the White House released President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, Scott choose not to believe in basic facts. Yet the media seemed to largely ignore Scott’s statement, like they do all of Scott’s other insane ramblings that make any thinking person wonder: “does he seriously wear a tin foil hat?”

Since Rashard Mendenhall was ostracized, and lost endorsements over his “unique” opinions on global geopolitics and the structural engineering of skyscrapers, it’s only fair Scott feel the heat for his equally bats%^t, devoid of reality public statements.

Too many people overlook the fact that he actually is a racist redneck, and not just some lovable hillbilly who likes to hunt. Does he get a pass because he’s white? Probably.

You can’t tell one athlete to “just shut up and play,” when he says something controversial. And then let the other one slide when he says something equally ignorant and uniformed. Right now it looks like a racial double standard is at work.

But let’s look closer at Scott, and all of his bigoted and backwards thoughts.

By Paul M. Banks

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