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"Ask and ye shall receive." At least that's the motto that should be associated with Royals rookie pitcher Brandon Finnegan, who's clearly already a pro at fan relations.

When fan Nicholas Knapple hit Finnegan up on Twitter for tickets to Wednesday's American League Championship Series game against the Orioles, he got a reply -- two tickets for him and girlfriend.

It gets even better for Knapple. When he offered to take Finnegan out for some famous KC-style barbecue as a thank-you, Finnegan duly agreed to that too.

We're guessing Knapple might be tweeting the whole roster if the Royals go all the way to the World Series.

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Royals-Orioles in ALCS

The Baltimore Orioles aren't exactly surprises to reach the ALCS; they controlled the AL East for months and tied for the second-best record in MLB. The Kansas City Royals, though, continued their dream run by dispatching the AL West's two teams in the wild-card game (Oakland A's) and ALDS (Los Angeles Angels, in a sweep). Which will earn a trip to the World Series?

Which team will win the American League Championship Series?

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    53%
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    47%

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  • Which team are you rooting for in the American League Championship Series?

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      68%
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      32%

    Discuss (Total votes: 132,689)

  • Which team will win the World Series?

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      22%
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      18%
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      27%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 538,554)

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Isn't it annoying when your job conflicts with your favorite team's most important games? We all know that feeling -- you want to be cheering your squad like a normal fan, but instead you've been reduced to furtively checking your phone during the world's longest and most boring meeting. Whoever was running the Kansas City Police Department's Twitter feed last night decided to plead with anyone who'd listen to just hold off with the law-breaking until the Royals game was over:

We feel for you, anonymous social media officer. We really do. Fortunately for the good people of Kansas City, their team pulled it out in dramatic fashion, leaving the Kansas City police department with nothing but well-wishes for everyone involved:

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2014 MLB playoff predictions

The regular season is done. The wild-card games are over. The division series are underway. How will it all play out?

  • Which team will win the NLDS between the Cardinals and Dodgers? (Tied 1-1)

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      12%
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      29%
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      19%
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      40%

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  • Which team will win the NLDS between the Giants and Nationals? (Giants lead 2-0)

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      33%
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      38%
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      13%
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      16%

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  • Which team will win the National League?

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      19%
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      44%
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      16%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 71,730)

  • Which team will win the World Series?

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      16%
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      25%
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      14%
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      12%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 562,934)

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Early MLB playoff predictions

MLB playoff-clinching season is here. The Los Angeles Angels snagged a playoff spot Monday and later locked up the AL West. The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals cemented their respective division titles Tuesday. Meanwhile, it appears the wild-card races are the most competitive, with each league seemingly embroiled in a three-way scrape for two spots. How will it all play out?

How will the Angels fare in the playoffs?

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    16%
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    35%
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    24%
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    25%

Discuss (Total votes: 116,726)

  • How will the Nationals fare in the playoffs?

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      33%
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      39%
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      17%
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      11%

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  • How will the Orioles fare in the playoffs?

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      32%
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      43%
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      12%
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      13%

    Discuss (Total votes: 76,680)

  • Which of these teams will win the AL Central?

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      67%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 33,341)

  • Which of these teams is most likely to miss the playoffs?

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      20%
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      62%
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      18%

    Discuss (Total votes: 34,064)

  • Which of these teams is most likely to miss the playoffs?

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      68%
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      13%
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      19%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,882)

  • Which team will win the AL?

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      14%
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      39%
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      20%
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      18%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,443)

  • Which team will win the National League?

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      18%
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      45%
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      8%
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      21%
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      8%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,932)

  • Which team will win the World Series?

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      20%
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      27%
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      8%
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      12%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 33,162)

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