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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mayors of Kansas City and San Francisco have a bet riding on the outcome of the World Series.

If the Royals take the crown, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee will travel to Kansas City to read to students. If the Giants prevail, Kansas City Mayor Sly James will serve meals to the homeless in San Francisco and sing with a church musical group.

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With the first ever wild-card World Series about to begin, two radio stations in San Francisco and Kansas City have taken up a rivalry of their own.

Down 7-3 in the eighth inning of the American League Wild Card game, it seemed inevitable, even fitting, really. The Kansas City Royals waited 29 years to return to the postseason, only to be swept out in a one-game wild card playoff that has only existed for three years. The loss would have cut deep, like they always have in Kansas City. At least that I can remember.

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There are many opinions on whether Columbia is overbuilt or not. KBIA’s Lauren Langille spoke with the city and professionals in the housing and real estate industry to see what’s going on with supply and demand.

Both the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals made it into baseball’s post-season this year. And while fans are happy, businesses that sell licensed team shirts, hats and even socks are happier. KBIA’s Annie Rice reports on how postseason runs – and a few bandwagon fans – can be a home run for local businesses.

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The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan injured by a hot dog tossed by the team mascot.

Kelly Famuliner

  For major league baseball fans, this next week is an important one. Pitchers and catchers report for spring training and players at the rest of the positions follow suit in the coming weeks. But each year, hundreds of baseball fans get an even earlier start…at baseball fantasy camps. KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner is one of those people. He shares his story of a week of baseball spent in Surprise, Arizona.