If recent history is any guide, it's the San Francisco Giants' "turn" to win the World Series this year. For the past six years, the team has won the series three times, every other year: in 2010, 2012 and 2014. But the Giants' winning record isn't the only reason fans have embraced them.
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In a bid to attract more female ticket buyers, nine Major League Baseball clubs will market Ladies Nights during the 2015 season: the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks.
The upstart Kansas City Royals are one of the great underdog stories in recent sports history, a fact further highlighted by the 7-1 pummeling the team received at the hands of the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series.
When Kansas City hosts San Francisco in Game 1 of the World Series tonight on Fox, expect the year 1985 to be referenced about 1,985 times during the broadcast.
In clinching their third World Series title in 10 years, the Boston Red Sox helped Fox post solid, if unspectacular, ratings.
While it may be a lot of fun to watch Kung Fu Panda swat dingers over the fence at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval’s historic performance in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series may have hampered Fox’s ratings.