HOUSTON - MAY 22: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
It is a time to bring foster kids in to watch baseball games and really create memories ... This is a great way to give them good memories, and hopefully they can have some fun times with their foster families.
My wife and I are very fortunate ... We've had parents and we've had families and to see these kids that don't have families, and to hear some of their stories, it's amazing. It is very sad and if I can do anything to help these kids out, it is definitely something I want to do.
I think every Major League Baseball city could really benefit from it ... If I could bring it into every city, I would.More quotes »
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Matt Moore becoming starter that can carry a rotation
on the role of 2012 Matt Moore: Average Starter. The 2013 iteration of Moore was always the one meant to become the next James Shields, and, to this point in this young season, that's precisely what he's accomplished. Let's back it up a bit, though. Prior from USA Today Read more »
James Shields is such a dominant force that he not only silences the bats of the other team, but those on his own team as well. That, my friends, is presence. Kansas City has now lost four straight James Shields starts. Four games where Shields has given up from Royals Review :: A Kansas City Royals Blog Read more »
Astros win series with 3-1 victory over Royals
Martinez hit a two-run homer off James Shields, Jordan Lyles pitched six effective innings and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Wednesday night. Lyles (2-1) allowed one run and six hits in his 50th career game. Travis Blackley and Hector from The Seattle Times Read more »
Kansas City Royals (21-21) at Houston Astros (13-33), 8:10 p.m. (ET)
righty James Shields will try to end a three- start drought on Wednesday night when the Kansas City Royals visit the Houston Astros for the finale of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. The former Tampa Bay Rays ace was 2-2 after an 8-2 defeat of the from Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia) Read more »
A Jake Odorizzi PITCHf/x scouting report
afternoon, Jake Odorizzi, one of the returns from the James Shields trade, will get his first start in a Rays uniform. Back when the trade was made, Michael gave an introduction and there are plenty of scouting reports from his time in the minors. But we don't from DRaysBay Read more »