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Ned Yost barely slept Tuesday night and then hosted a breakfast party before Game 2

Two things you should know about Ned Yost going into Game 2 at Kauffman Stadium Wednesday night:

1. He got 2 1/2 hours of sleep.

2. Eighteen people showed up to his house for breakfast Wednesday morning.

During Wednesday's pregame news conference, Yost told reporters he went to bed at 4 a.m. and woke up at 6:30 -- presumably because Game 1 was the longest opener in World Series history, and not because he was up all night reading comics with a flashlight under a blanket … this time.  

And while that second part kind of makes it sound like the Royals manager is running a diner called "Eggs and Yost," he has not, as far as we know, picked up a side gig. He's just super popular:

Q. When you woke up at 6:30, why didn't you try to go back to sleep?

A: Because I had to pack and there's 18 people coming over to the house for breakfast this morning. My wife was up, Andrew was sleeping on the couch, and then all of a sudden Jenny and Jordan came in. And then here comes everybody else. Sometimes it's hard, but you just put a smile on your face and … Hey, everybody.

But as Yost explained, he doesn't exactly need sleep this time of year: "It's kind of exhausting, but it's exhilarating at the same time. The two hours of sleep felt much better winning that game than they did losing that game."

If the Royals win Game 2, Yost may not sleep until Thanksgiving.