Kansas City, we’re all devastated. We were SO CLOSE to winning the World Series. This feels worse than that time KC was voted as the 10th worst-dressed city in the states. And that hurt.
But at Mazumafy, we’re at least semi-professionals. That means we’ll write something positive so that we don’t spend the next four days wallowing in our cups. And while our Hollywood story may not have had the ending we wanted, there have been so many amazing things worth celebrating this season that we can’t be really be sad. This has been AWESOME.
Here are a few of our favorite moments from an amazing post-season run.
1. Hosmer and the boys bought you a beer.
If you were one of the 500+ lucky fans at McFadden’s after the Royals swept the Angels, you got to celebrate with players like Eric Hosmer and Greg Holland – and they picked up the tab. Just epic.
2. KC cashed in.
Every home game in the series was expected to bring in $5 million big ones to businesses across KC. That doesn’t suck.
3. This football town experienced a baseball renaissance.
For three decades, October in KC meant one thing: football. But not this year. During a recent Chiefs home game, fans could be heard on TV chanting “Let’s Go Royals!” It was magical. And confusing.
But mostly magical.
4. We learned a valuable lesson in fandom from a Korean guy.
Sung Woo Lee taught us to be better fans, to never lose faith and to look at our team in a way that we hadn’t been able to before — as winners.
5. We got to see a lot of this girl.
Taking awkwardness to a whole new level. Especially while watching the game with Pops.
Maybe this one isn’t so great.
6. October was painted blue. And St. Louis joined in.
For the first time in FOREVER, there was no talk of a Cardinals Red October. It was all about the blue, baby. And our longstanding rivalry with the Cardinals? Suddenly it seemed so juvenile.
7. Wait, no. The ENTIRE COUNTRY joined in.
Remember this map? Usually we’re just known as fly over country, but for a brief, beautiful moment, Kansas City became the United States of Royals Fans. Even the Giants’ home state wanted the Royals to win. #FeelTheLove
8. We witnessed a feat that an entire generation of people who are now adults never saw.
Almost 30 years of nothing, then suddenly – MIRACLE. Kids then are adults now. Adults then are now old. A lot of us weren’t even born yet, and now we have epic stories to tell for the rest of our lives.
9. To make up for what we missed, we traveled back in time and partied like it was 1985.
For several weeks, we went back to 1985. Prices at local restaurants, apparel and songs went back 30 years, and it was AMAZING (who doesn’t love this song?).
[Ed. Note: We *really* wanted to make that link a RickRoll for funsies and to troll everyone 2008-style just a little bit, but “Never Gonna Give You Up” didn’t come out until 1987. That said, hopefully that song is stuck in your head now. If so, you’re welcome.]
10. Despite losing the World Series, our postseason still made baseball history.
Think about this. We went from hardly any experience in postseason games, to eight consecutive wins. Only three other teams in all of baseball history have had that many wins in a row. And the Giants AREN’T one of them.
OK, we feel a little better already. At least we’re done crying and are starting to sober up.
But for real, we tip our hats to the Boys in Blue. You guys rocked it this year.