Only thing Royals can do: Tip cap to Bumgarner HardballTalk (Joe Stiglich, CSN Bay Area Insider) — There was no bitterness as Royals hitters talked about the mastery of Madison Bumgarner in this World Series.
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San Francisco Giants Fans Take to Streets After World Series Win

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — Fans of the took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires.
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Sports of The Times: Giants’ Ace Is the Product of Rural North Carolina and a Proud Father

NY Times: Bats (By MICHAEL POWELL) — Madison Bumgarner, the World Series M.V.P., lives on a farm near his father, Kevin, in the off-season, in an area of the Appalachian foothills where the mailboxes offer a whole lot of Bumgarners.
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Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds celebrate the conclusion of the World Series HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — History's Greatest Monsters were happy for different reasons last night.
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Are the Giants a dynasty after winning third World Series in five seasons? Big League Stew (David Brown) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As it relates to sport, a dynasty is supposed to be a sequence of champions. A sequence is supposed to be a continuously connected series of occurrences. The championships must connect, and not merely in a figurative sense. And yet, it's tempting to bend the definition of dynasty so that it might fit what the San Francisco Giants have accomplished three times, though not in...
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Giants culminate up and down season with surprising World Series win Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — There was a day near the end of June on which a San Francisco Giants fan would have told you the boys in orange and black had no chance to be World Series champs again. The Giants had surrendered a 10-game lead in the NL West in an epic midsummer collapse, frankly the type of collapse that you don't expect a team to rebound from. The Giants were nearly no-hit on June 29. It was a Sunday. The...
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No Fairytale Ending to Royals' Cinderella Story

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow.
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Jeremy Affeldt builds bridge to Madison Bumgarner Big League Stew (David Brown) — Your browser does not support iframes. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before MadBum's triumphant finishing number in the World Series, there was Jeremy Affeldt's effective warm-up performance that put the San Francisco Giants in a position to win another championship. When starting pitcher Tim Hudson couldn't get the Giants all of the way through the second inning of Game 7 on Wednesday night, manager...
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Royals' Season Ends 90 Feet Short in World Series

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.
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Column: Bumgarner Great, but Bochy Good, Too

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game.
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Pablo Sandoval dons costume panda head after getting record hit and winning World Series Big League Stew (David Brown) —   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pablo Sandoval put the souvenir in his back pocket, the baseball used in the commission of his 26th postseason hit Wednesday night during Game 7 of the World Series. He put the costume panda head over his own head, a symbol of Sandoval going with the flow after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 and won the World Series for the third time in five...
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Ninety feet away: The Royals' dream season dies on third base Jeff Passan (Jeff Passan) — The Royals were left to wonder what could have been after Alex Gordon couldn't score in the final inning.
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Giants worried that Gordon's hit and Blanco's error would tie score in ninth Big League Stew (David Brown) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Not long after the last out of Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Gregor Blanco joked about the play before the last out. It might have stopped Blanco's heart. Alex Gordon hit a ball into the gap in left-center field for a single, which Blanco misplayed for an error, helping to place the potential tying run on third base with two outs. Left-hander Madison...
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Ten best moments from the San Francisco Giants' championship run Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The San Francisco Giants are back on top of the mountain in Major League Baseball. With a 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals in World Series Game 7, they earned their third World Series championship in five seasons and their eighth in franchise history.  For the Giants, it was their toughest postseason road during this recent stretch of success. As the National League's second...
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How Madison Bumgarner willed Giants to another unlikely World Series title Tim Brown (Tim Brown) — Bumgarner delivered yet again in Game 7, and the Giants won their third championship in five seasons.
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