Thursday, October 16, 2014

Party Like It's 1985?

The Kansas City Royals have made it to the World Series for the first time since 1985 and I couldn't be happier for the fans and the players. The Royals have been the butt of many jokes over the last 29 years and all that can be forgotten once they win that elusive ring. Whether it be the Giants or the Cardinals I believe the Royals have what it takes to beat either team. That Royals' bullpen has been lock down all postseason and the small ball tactics have been beneficial towards the Royals, whether that be bunting runners over or sacrificing themselves to set up the next batter in line to have runners in scoring position or stealing bases which has been looked down upon since the number guys have called stealing bases a bad thing, but yet it all has worked for Ned Yost and the Royals.

The Royals don't have household names, the Royals aren't a big market team, the Royals win unconventionally for the AL. The biggest name on the team is probably James Shields who pitches once maybe twice in a series something that bothers "fans" who don't follow the sport, but how can you not root for the team that has gone as long as I have been alive? People need to watch this team play and appreciate what fans of the sport have been appreciating for quite a while now.