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Five-year-old Royals fan can identify entire roster by jersey number

Sports.yahoo.com  -  You're never too young to love baseball. Just ask five-year-old Kelsey Aciego of Raymore, Mo. She loves her American League champion Kansas City Royals so much, she can not only name every player on their roster, but she can match each player to his jersey number.Need proof?No problem. Kelsey's mom, Rebecca Aciego, recently posted a video showcasing her Royals love and knowledge. With little to n 51 minutes

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3 Players New York Mets Should Let Walk This Offseason

Bleacherreport.com  -  Most of the players on the New York Mets' current roster are either already locked into long-term contracts or have short enough major league service time to be on rookie contracts or under arbitration.As a result, barring any significant trades that may occur, the majority of the 2014 Mets should be back in 2015. If a few upgrades are made at certain positions in either free agency or through tr 10 days

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Odds of the Washington Nationals Pulling off a Comeback

Bleacherreport.com  -  With a rotation of aces, a talented bullpen and a high-powered lineup, the Washington Nationals were supposed to be perfectly built for the postseason. Then they ran into the San Francisco Giants and their "champions blood," as Hunter Pence put it via Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.Washington's pitching showed up in the first two games of the National League Division Series, but the bats ma 19 days

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Billy Butler steals second base in ALDS Game 3 — no, really!

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Your browser does not support iframes.KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pitchers frequently don't pay attention to Kansas City Royals slugger Billy Butler when he makes it to first base because he's big and lumbering and has five stolen bases in 1,169 career games.Correction: Make that six stolen bases!Butler shocked Kauffman Stadium and anyone watching on TV by stealing second base in the third inning of the G 19 days

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No lie: Lorenzo Cain dazzles with back-to-back diving catches against Angels

Sports.yahoo.com  -  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The worst thing the Los Angeles Angels could do in the American League Division Series was hit the ball to the outfield. The likes of Lorenzo Cain, Nori Aoki, Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon had that part of the field covered too well for the Kansas City Royals. Going there would only going to break the Angels' hearts.In the deciding Game 3 of the series Sunday night, Cain made ba 19 days

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Toilet-paper company celebrates Derek Jeter with a great poop joke

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Whoever runs the Twitter account for toilet-paper company Charmin has quite the résumé of topical poop jokes — so they couldn't let Derek Jeter's final home game pass without letting another fly.The 8-year-old in you might think it's the best joke of the day.Here's to the great #2. #FarewellCaptain pic.twitter.com/ucG72vz6aR— Charmin (@Charmin) September 25, 2014Get it? Because Jeter wears No. 2. 25 days

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Astros hire A.J. Hinch as new manager

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Cross one job off the list of open MLB managerial positions.The Houston Astros have introduced A.J. Hinch as their new manager at a Monday press conference. Hinch is the club's 22nd manager and takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired Sept. 1. The Astros interviewed a number of candidates for the job, both internal and external, but Hinch was their man.Hinch previously managed the Arizona Diamondb 26 days

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Derek Jeter: Deconstructing the Myth of the Yankee Captain

Bleacherreport.com  -  There is fact, and there is legend. There is Derek Jeter the ballplayer, and there is Derek Jeter the myth, and the myth—reflected in the outpouring of adulation and parade of retirement gifts normally reserved for the titans of the game—has outgrown the man.How did this happen? How did Derek Jeter, who never even won an AL MVP award, become this generation’s Joe DiMaggio?There& 26 days

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