why Alastair Cook does not want to use a specific styl

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This season has not gone the way the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins wanted or expected.The 2015 World Series champion Royals are on the cusp of being mathematically eliminated from the American League wild card. Their tragic number is one with six games left. Kansas City still needs three victories to assure a winning season.The young Twins were a surprise in 2015, finishing above .500 and in second place in the AL Central. Instead of taking a step forward, the Twins lost their 100th game on Sunday, falling 4-3 to the Seattle Mariners. It is just the Twins second 100-loss season since moving to Minnesota in 1961. The other was 1983.The Twins and Royals, who were both off Monday, open a three-game series Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals outslugged the Detroit Tigers on Sunday 12-9, with Raul Mondesi, Cheslor Cuthbert, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon going deep for Kansas City.That game really felt like it was a catfight, kicking and scratching, biting, clawing, eye-gouging, Royals manager Ned Yost said.Wade Davis picked up his 26th save in the victory. While the Royals bullpen is not as strong as in the past two seasons, when it won back-to-back AL championships, it still remains one of the best in the majors. Other clubs are attempting to emulate the Royals by building stalwart bullpens.Teams are seeing the value of it, Yost said. I think that we proved last year that with a real strong, lock-down bullpen you can go a long way and win a world championship. It takes a lot of pressure off your starting pitchers; starting pitching is where you spend most of your money. I think we showed there are alternative ways you can be successful.Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who reached 100 RBI for the first time on Saturday, received a rare day off on Sunday, but almost certainly will be in the lineup Tuesday.Hes had one day off all year long, Yost said. Like some guys, hes a little beat up. Its a perfect day for it. He got his 100th RBI (Saturday). Its a good day to just take a break.The Twins wrap up their dismal season with six road games, three each at Kansas City and Chicago. They drew 1.963,912 fans to Target Field, where they lost 50 of 81 games.Despite the year, we felt supported by our fans, drawing close to two million fans in a year in which things did not go particularly well, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. I just wanted to acknowledge that on behalf of the team. We appreciate the people coming out.The Royals have had their way with the Twins this year, winning 13 of 16.Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy will start the series opener. Kennedy, who has a 3.52 ERA in four September starts, is 3-0 with a 2.31 ERA against Minnesota this year. He is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA in six career starts versus the Twins.Kennedy lost his previous start, 4-3 Wednesday at Cleveland, allowing three runs and a season-high 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings for his first road defeat since July 1. Kennedys 2.36 ERA since July 30 leads the American League, giving up 18 earned runs in 68 2/3 innings. He is 5-1 since that date after an 0-3 record and 4.96 ERA in July.The Twins will counter with Jose Berrios, who has endured a rough rookie indoctrination -- 2-7 with an 8.88 ERA and only one quality start in his first dozen starts. Berrios threw three scoreless innings Wednesday against Detroit before rain washed it out. Prior to that, Berrios gave up two runs on four hits and three walks in four innings in a 3-0 loss at the New York Mets.This will be his third start this year against the Royals. 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Banks told TSN on Jan 2 that he had no interest in playing out the option year of his contract with the Lions in 2014, and he again made that clear in a conversation with Lions GM Wally Buono last week.The England and Wales Cricket Board has again spoken to England captain Alastair Cook following his decision to defy new regulations and wear an old-style helmet. Officials from the ECB contacted Cook on Thursday to remind him of the new regulations after he refused to wear a helmet which meets new safety rules.Cook scored 105 and 35 not out in Essexs 10-wicket victory over Gloucestershire in their opening County Championship Division Two match this week. It is understood the umpires at Chelmsford and the ECB were aware that Cooks helmet failed to meet the new regulations, but chose not to enforce the new rules.New helmets which comply to British Safety Standard BS7928:13 have a smaller gap between the peak and grille and are not adjustable on each side.The rules were changed after numerous high-profile injuries, including to Stuart Broad and Craig Keiswetter, when a cricket ball penetrated beyond the helmets protective grille. Alastair Cook strides out to the crease at Chelmsford If Cook continues to use the Gray-Nicholls helmet, both county and Test umpires can ask him to leave the field.Cook has been made available for Essexs first four County Championship matches and is due to play next against Sussex at Hove on Sunday.He is due to lead the England team out again in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on May 19.Cooks Essex and England team-mate Ravi Bopara sympathises with anyone having to readjust to the new helmet style, but believes too that safety has to be paramount.I admit it myself, it is tough to start using those helmets - you do lose the ball for that less than a split-second, and that makes a whole load of difference to a lot of players, Bopara told Sky Sports News HQ. Ravi Bopara explains why Alastair Cook does not want to use a specific style of helmet.dddddddddddd It makes them feel uncomfortable. So I understand where Cookies coming from. But when it comes to the guidelines and safety, we all have to be aware of that.Over a career, a batsman naturally becomes accustomed to the view of the ball his preferred helmet allows.Bopara added: Because of the safety aspect, with everything that has happened ... we are told we have to wear the helmets that meets the standard guidelines.It is difficult for players to change helmets like that, because you get so used to wearing a certain one which youre comfortable with - and you have your visor as wide as you want it.But the problem with the new helmets is you cant move the visors - youve just got to look at the hole thats there.Sometimes, that bar that goes across can get in the way. Also See: Giles extends Lancashire deal Derbyshire borrow Fletcher Best of Buttler Hicks Australia role ' ' '

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