Royals ace dies in D.R.

By: Kyle Tooley ~Sports Editor~ Shocking news came out of the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, as Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was found dead at the scene of a car crash. The ace of the Royals’ rotation and key cog in their 2015 World Series championship was only 25 years old. Ventura was the lone person in the single-car crash, and his car was found flipped on the side of the Juan Adrian highway. In a separate car accident also in the Dominican Republic, former Cleveland Indians infielder Andy Marte, 33, was also killed on the same day. … Continue reading Royals ace dies in D.R.

Royals win World Series

By: Josh Bozzick ~Guest Writer~ Two years after the hit single “Royals” by New Zealander singer Lorde and one year after a heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants, the Kansas City Royals have ascended to royal status. On Sunday night, the Royals won Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets. They won the game 7-2 and the World Series four games to one. The Royals were leading the best-of-seven game series 3-to-1 entering Game 5 Sunday night. In typical Royals fashion, they stormed back after being pushed to … Continue reading Royals win World Series

Opinion: With flips and tips, MLB playoffs hit full swing

By: Paul Fritschner ~Staff Writer~ The leaves are beginning to change colors, the air is crisp and college basketball is right around the corner, which means it’s just about time to commence the Fall Classic. The postseason in baseball is drastically different from the regular season. While a team goes through a 162 game grind leading up to October, the playoffs consist of short series that generally hinge on a team simply getting hot at the right time. This year’s playoffs have been unlike those in recent memory. The Toronto Blue Jays, back for the first time in 22 years, … Continue reading Opinion: With flips and tips, MLB playoffs hit full swing