#ForeverRoyals Clean Sweep! All Four Tampa Bay Games!!!
OK, Sports Fans…and maybe not some sports fans!
I am going to have to praise the Kansas City Royals on winning all four games against Tampa Bay, finishing up the clean sweep yesterday afternoon!
I love this team! And as you, my faithful readers know…I don’t miss any of the 162 games played in a season.
Below are pics from each of the four recent games….because, as always…. there is a story to tell!
The Royals played a double header on Tuesday, and a game on Wednesday and a game on Thursday.
Unfortunately, on Wednesday, Alex Gordon, Platinum and Golden Glove winner…. and one of the best Left fielders in baseball, got hurt and will be out for many weeks as he recovers from a severe groin injury.
The good news is the accident seemed to make the rest of the Royals team more determined to “make up” for the loss of the guy they called the “heart and soul” of the team.
The Royals played each of the 4 games so well…. both in hitting and their dramatic defensive efforts!
The grand slam home run was awesome! The above pic is of Paulo Orlando hitting the 6th grand slam in Royals’ history. (For those of you who may not know what a grand slam is….it is a home run with the bases loaded…scoring 4 runs at once)
What drama….the bottom of the ninth! What an Adrenalin rush!
As if that wasn’t enough….Jarrod Dyson, stepped into Left Field in place of the injured Alex Gordon and one would have thought Alex was still out there, as Dyson caught a fly ball while he was running towards the very wall that Gordon hit the day before.
The team and fans…. tipped their hats to the miraculous catch and throw to first base….as if to say, this was a way of honoring the injured Alex Gordon, as he most certainly would have made that catch, as he has done so many times before.
Isn’t it great to see a team that not only likes each other…they laugh together and they stand by their team mates.
But as with all things….the beat goes on. Tonight the Kansas City Royals start a new 3 game series with the Toronto Blue Jays!
And so it begins again, Drinkin’ the Royal Blue “Cool” Aid!
Let’s Go Royals! #ForeverRoyals!