Kansas City Royals: An Opening Day To Remember

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The Kansas City Royals saw their first regular season action since late October, when they lost Game 7 of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants. Yes, that wasn’t the way it was supposed to end for our beloved Royals, but at least the boys in blue began the season with a bang against the Chicago White Sox, right?

I’m proud to say that I’ve attended Opening Day the last two years, and this year’s honestly felt like the 2014 season was still rolling. For one, the crowd was incredible. Kansas City Star beat writer Andy McCullough tweeted that it was a sellout crowd at Kauffman Stadium, and that doesn’t surprise me in the least.

Second, fans who attended the game today got to relive the incredible 2014 postseason run all over again with the Opening Day festivities.

The opening ceremonies began with an exciting video of last year’s highlights, both from the regular season and the postseason. Fans cheered the loudest at the expected parts, but the Salvador Perez walk off hit to win the Wild Card game easily got the loudest applause.

The next part involved last year’s team receiving their American League Champion rings. This was special to watch and you could tell the crowd was already pumped for the season, and the first pitch hadn’t even been thrown yet. Oh and in case you were wondering (I know you all were), Bruce Chen did receive an American League Champion ring.

After that, it was time to raise the American League Champion flag. This was huge for the fans and the players, and definitely motivation to get more flags up there this year (hopefully a World Series Champions one).

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