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(originally written 1/4/19)
Media And Humor
(originally written October 2014)
NLWC: SF/PIT ALWC: OAK/KC NLDS A: LA/STL NLDS B: SF/WAS ALDS A: KC/LAA ALDS B: DET/BAL NLCS: SF/STL ALCS: KC/BAL WS: SF/KC
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The Royals did it all year with speed and defense...why mess with what's working? Cain set the tone from the very first KC pitch when Angels OF Kole Calhoun took P Jason Vargas deep to right center. Cain went back, leaped, and pulled a likely triple out of the sky! Proving his versatility, he charged in, slid and stole a hit from Angels SS Erick Aybar to close the 2nd. As the ad on the wall he hit while robbing Calhoun read, you can "Count On" Cain.
Collectively guaranteed over $434M between them in the years to come, Trout, Pujols and Josh Hamilton (pictured left to right) carried huge expectations—and delivered on practically none of them. The high-priced trio combined to go 3-for-37 vs. KC—with zero hits from the rusty Hamilton. (An optimist would take solace in two of the hits being homers.)
Here, in Part 5 of our 2014 MLB Postseason retrospective, we'll revisit the American League Division Series (KC/LA). We really did try to find Angel highlights...there really weren't any worthy of mention.