Tim Lincecum missed the Game 1 introductions because he was throwing up HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — "I was doing some stuff in the training room."
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Homeland Security raids K.C. store selling unlicensed World Series panties Big League Stew (David Brown) — Attention small-business owners and Major League Baseball fans: Think twice before you start production on your own line of unlicensed intimate apparel related to the World Series. If you push ahead anyway, Homeland Security might conduct a panty raid on your store. That's what happened at Birdies Panties in Kansas City on Tuesday, when federal authorities "visited the Crossroads store and...
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Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league's best setup men, but he showed major signs of decline this season while throwing 64 innings with a 4.36 ERA.
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PANTY RAID! Homeland Security agents confiscate unlicensed Kansas City Royals underwear HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — In other news: Homeland Security agents now conduct raids over things like minor copyright violations.
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World Series, Game 2: Giants vs. Royals lineups HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura.
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A Silent Link Between the Giants and Kansas City

NY Times: Bats (By DAVID WALDSTEIN) — Pitcher Dummy Taylor starred at a school for the deaf in the Kansas City metropolitan area before helping the Giants reach the 1905 World Series.
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A video game simulation of the World Series nailed Game 1 HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Great Moments in the Uncanny Valley
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CC Sabathia hasn’t thrown off a mound yet, but says he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent” HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — He's owed $23 million in 2015, $25 million in 2016, and $25 million or a $5 million buyout for 2017.
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The ratings for Game 1 of the World Series were the lowest in history Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Hunter Pence hit a homer , Madison Bumgarner had another dominant outing and the San Francisco Giants took Game 1 of the World Series, but TV viewers weren't all that impressed. According to overnight ratings, Game 1 of the 2014 World Series struck a new low. Neither the Cinderella story of the Kansas City Royals or the dynasty-in-the-making Giants seemed to captivate the nation, as the...
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Frank White joins the “back in my day …” chorus HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — "No one ever complained" is not a particularly compelling argument against change, in baseball or in life.
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Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — This year the Padres scored the fewest runs in baseball, by far, as they totaled 535 runs and the second-to-last Braves scored 573.
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A look at how MLB creates the annual World Series Film Big League Stew (Nick Bromberg) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. – What happens on the field during the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals is the central theme for MLB Productions annual World Series Film , But it sometimes isn't the main focus. The film, which MLB says is the "definitive visual historical document of the World Series each year," began in 1943 as a way to inform troops overseas fighting...
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Wade Davis’ wife tipped a waiter a World Series ticket HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — I think that constitutes more than 15%.
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Mets interviewing ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Long was the Yankees' hitting coach from 2007-2014 and during that time they scored the second-most runs in baseball, but aging and injuries turned the lineup into one of the league's worst for the past two seasons and he took the fall.
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