5 Reasons Why Watching The Kansas City Royals Will Excite You
October 1, 2014 - 6:48 pm
This Is Their First Playoff Appearance In Almost 30 Years
How old are you? 20? 25? Yeah, there are Royals fans who haven’t seen their team make the post-season ever in their lives. 1985 was the last time the KC Royals even made it to the playoffs. The kicker here? They won the World Series that year, winning their last three games of the St. Louis Cardinals. So technically the Royals have won their last four playoff games. Albeit a 29 year gap between the last two, but still.
The Royals have a fire lit under them now and made a big entrance into the playoffs, but be clear that they’re still the underdogs. They beat the Oakland A’s, a team that most believed they would fall to, but their next opponent is the American League’s best team, the Los Angeles Angels. Even though the Angels are a heavy favorite to win this series, it’s still a todd up because...
They Actually Have A Chance To Win
Wild Card teams win a playoff series all the time. In fact, the last time St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series as recently as the 2011 as a wild card team. The Marlins, Angels and Red Sox have all won a World Series too from the Wild Card slot and with so much parity this season, every series is up for grabs. With that said...
They Can’t Afford To Make Mistakes
Literally. The Angels are one of baseball’s highest paid teams with stars like Mike Trout, Huston Street and Albert Pujols. The Angles have paid for the “luxury” of star studded team, where as the Royals have to play close to perfect baseball to win. That type of situation usually makes for great playoff moments. It’ll take some incredible plays, that you won’t want to to miss, for Kansas City to pull this off.
They Could Potentially Play The St. Louis Cardinals
Remember when we said the last time they won the World Series it was against the St. Louis Cardinals. There could be very well be a rematch in the making after 30 years. Surely fans old enough to remember that series either want a repeat performance or revenge, depending on the fan base you ask. Even more importantly, the two teams that call Missouri home could bring a little unity to a state that has been on the brink of breaking since Mike Brown’s murder.
We wouldn’t trivialize Brown’s death by saying something like a baseball game would heal the community of Ferguson, a city three hours away from Kansas City, MO. However, having two teams from the state in the World Series would give something positive to hear from a state that desperately needs some up lifting.