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TV Timeout: Royals Treatment

Published in On The Ground on 10 / 22 / 14

ESPN's Michael Wilbon said, "In terms of getting small-market teams like Kansas City to be able to compete and reach a World Series after about 30 years where it just looked like New York, Boston, L.A. were just going to dominate baseball in a way that excluded small-market teams. I think that's ...

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