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Jeremy Guthrie says ALCS Game 3 will be just like ... a lazy Susan?

Royals skipper Ned Yost will hand the ball off to Jeremy Guthrie for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Orioles. Guthrie spent five years with the Orioles (and enjoyed a pit stop with the Rockies) before joining the Royals in the middle of the 2012 season.

While the Royals' quick work of the Angels made it so that Guthrie hasn't pitched since Sept. 26, it's his ties to the Orioles that's got everyone talking. He exchanged pleasantries with former teammates via text message once the ALCS matchup had been determined and recently told the media he expects his Game 3 start to be ... like a lazy Susan?

Q. The fact that you have made four starts against them since being traded, does that take the emotional component out of Monday and obviously does that help you in pitching a game like this?

JEREMY GUTHRIE: Yeah, I think the emotion will come, obviously, from the playoff game. I think history will be put, not even on a back burner, but on some kind of like rotating kitchen, what do they call it, lazy Susan or something. So this is a playoff game and each one of us is preparing to play a very good team on the other side.

And whether there's history or not, I think each player, myself included, has put that on the lazy Susan for the time being.

Sure, man. And the long World Series droughts for both teams can be a stand mixer and the smaller club in a split market storyline can be a garlic press because forced kitchen metaphors seem to be what all the kids are into this postseason.

The first pitch of Guthrie's Game 3 is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Monday.