Kansas City Royals players celebrate on the field . Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Royals – what a year. What a run. What a team.
For the first time in 29 years, the Kansas City Royals were relevant. For so many years, the people of Kansas City have had to deal with the 100-loss seasons, the double-digit losing streaks and the last place finishes. Fans have grown used to being the butt of all jokes if they dared to wear Royal blue in public.
Fans had grown accustomed to players who have no business playing in the major leagues. Guys like Vin Mazzaro, Jose Lima, Dee Brown, Ambiorix Burgos, Neifi Perez and almost a hundred others have made it difficult to stand by this team for almost three decades.
But one month just changed all of that.
I’m not going to go much more into October, because I’m sure almost everybody is already aware of what happened.
I will go back to April, when I previewed the Royals season and roster in my very first story with KC Kingdom. You can read that story here. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I must say I think I did pretty well.