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Royals fan, ex-Oriole Mike Boddicker set standard for rookie pitchers in World Series

Royals fan, ex-Oriole Mike Boddicker set standard for rookie pitchers in World Series

Former Orioles All-Star Mike Boddicker was watching this year’s World Series intently, partially because it’s his job. He does some TV and radio talk show analysis in Kansas City, where he played two of his final three seasons as a major-leaguer.

He also was watching it as a Kansas City Royals fan. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas, about a 20-minute ride from Kauffman Stadium, and said he and his family unquestionably root for the Royals. He was at Game 1 in Kansas City, won by the Royals in 14 innings.

“It was cold and rainy, I picked the wrong day,” he said laughing.

But as Boddicker, now 58, watched the Royals beat the New York Mets in five...

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