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World Series Game 1: Notes and discussion

Kauffman Stadium is an unlikely site for the start of the Fall Classic

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants

Time: 7:07 | TV: Fox

Blogs: Royals Review | McCovey Chronicles


Today's Lineups

Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS
Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF
Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B
Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH
Brandon Belt - 1B Alex Gordon - LF
Mike Morse - DH Salvador Perez - C
Travis Ishikawa - LF Omar Infante - 2B
Brandon Crawford - SS Mike Moustakas - 3B
Madison Bumgarner - LHP James Shields - RHP

Additional reading

*Steven Goldman has five reasons why everybody wins with a Royals-Giants series.

*Grant Brisbee has four reasons why the Giants will beat the Royals.

*Marc Normandin has four reasons why the Royals will beat the Giants.

*Sam Miller at Baseball Prospectus put together an Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium.

*The Royals figure to get a boost from their biggest fan in South Korea:

A video posted by Chris Kamler (@thefakened) on

*And Ned Yost tells everybody what it's all about.