The Scene At The MLB Winter Meetings: Part I (Photos)

Throughout the course of this week, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego served as the headquarter property for the recently completed Baseball Winter Meetings. From December 7-11, the power brokers and brain trusts of the game convened in what turned out to be a very busy few days of activity.  

Mike Matheny
Ned Yost
Brad Ausmus
Clint Hurdle
Terry Collins
Bob Melvin
Ron Roenicke
St. Louis Cardinals

The Scene At The MLB Winter Meetings: Part II (Photos)

Part I of's on the ground coverage of the recently completed Baseball Winter Meetings involved original photos of the active managers present at the proceedings.

Curt Schilling
Harold Reynolds
Tommy Lasorda
Ryan Dempster
Luis Gonzalez
Andre Dawson
Aaron Boone
Boston Red Sox

Justin Morneau Thinking Of Those In Need (Video)

Justin Morneau is currently the first baseman for the Colorado Rockies. Morneau played most of his career with the Twins (2003-2013), before getting traded to the Pirates late in 2013. Morneau had a successful first season in Denver, winning the National League batting title, after posting a .319 average.

Joe Maddon Of Course Spotted On A Bike

Wednesday, per an tipster, brand new Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was spotted riding a bicycle on Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard. Maddon's love of cycling has been well chronicled, including this piece in, where coincidently, he speaks of a recent ride he took along the very same South Tampa roadway.

Strawberry Signing Amid Changed Life (Video)

Darryl Strawberry is a former MLB player, who played from 1983-1999. Strawberry was an instant star for the Mets, winning the 1983 NL Rookie of the Year award, while also making 8 consecutive All-Star appearances (7 – Mets, 1 – Dodgers). The Los Angeles native was one of the key contributors to the Mets' 1986 World Series champion team.

Hall of Famer Tony La Russa Signing (Video)

Tony La Russa has experienced a pretty good 2014. First, he was named Chief Baseball Officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks in May. Then in August, the Tampa native was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Molitor, Robinson, Canseco & The Hansons (Video)

Along with Darryl Strawberry and Tony La Russa, numerous other athletes participated in the Minneapolis Sports Collectable & Autograph Convention.

The Royals Have History On Their Side In Game 7

Home team have won the last 9 World Series Game 7'sWednesday night marks the final MLB game of 2014, as the Kansas City Royals host the San Francisco Giants, in Game 7 of the World Series. The Giants will start 39-year-old Tim Hudson, with the Royals sending 35-year-old Jeremy Guthrie to the mound.

2014 World Series
Kansas City Royals
San Francisco Giants

A Look At Billy Butler's Sprawling Scottsdale Pad (Photos)

Billy Butler North Scottsdale homeDuring his eight seasons with the Royals, DH/1B Billy Butler has put together a solid career, despite toiling in relative anonymity, amid an often under the radar Kansas City club. This season, of course, Butler's team has escaped mediocrity, advancing to the World Series for the first time since 1985.

Billy Butler
2014 World Series
Kansas City Royals

Kauffman Stadium Was So Far Ahead Of Its Time

$250 million Kauffman Stadium Arrowhead Stadium renovationTuesday night, the 2014 World Series kicks off at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The host ballpark for Games 1 and 2 (possibly 6 and 7) stands out as one of the most unique and ahead of its time facilities in all of baseball.

2014 World Series
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City Royals
San Francisco Giants
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs

2014 World Series Presents A Bevy Of Contrasts

home team has won last 5 World SeriesTuesday night, the Kansas City Royals host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series. The Royals are coming off a four-game sweep of the Orioles, in the ALCS, while the Giants took out the Cardinals, in five games, during the NLCS. KC is appearing in the Fall Classic for the first time since 1985.

2014 World Series
Kansas City Royals
San Francisco Giants
James Shields
Madison Bumgarner

Dennis Eckersley Signing After ALDS (Photo)

Sunday, the Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers, at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. After the game, Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, who was the color commentator for the TBS broadcast, took time to sign autographs outside the stadium.

Eric Hosmer Buys Royals Fans Drinks After ALDS Win

Eric Hosmer and McFadden's Sports SaloonSunday night, the Kansas City Royals completed an improbable three-game sweep of the LA Angels, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. In the process, the Royals advanced to the ALCS for the first time since 1985.

Eric Hosmer
Kansas City Royals

Behind The Scenes Look At The Angels Star-Studded Roster (Video)

Mike Trout signing autographs, Josh Hamilton signing autographsThursday, the American League West champion Los Angeles Angels lost to the Kansas City Royals, in Game 1 of their best-of-five ALDS series. Game 2 will be played Friday night at Angel Stadium. The Angels, who still come in as one of the favorites in the AL, have a roster filled with many marquee players.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mike Trout
Josh Hamilton
Albert Pujols
David Freese