My dear readers…..
eyes are blurry
not enough sleep
no will to stop
as Royals peak
2 games are won
in this series of seven
train is rollin’
til after eleven
lets win 2 more
in New York State
keep those runs
safe at the plate
Boys of October
Boys in Blue
All your fans
Are rooting for you!
Forgive me for shouting from the roof tops but this has been a long time coming and I am so very proud of the Kansas City Royals as they have won the first two games of the seven games that make up the World Series.
This is a big deal for Kansas City. There are blue lights in office buildings and blue water in fountains all over Kansas City. The Royals have been playing well for three years and have gone to the World Series for the last two years. It isn’t over, but so far the Royals have played really well…..and the sports analysts are taking notice….finally. See the below from ESPN.
Jayson Stark, Senior Writer, ESPN.com:
“On Tuesday, Harvey threw 30 fastballs. The Royals swung at and missed two of them. On Wednesday, deGrom threw 54 fastballs. The Royals swung at and missed none of them.
But wait. There’s more. On Tuesday, Harvey threw 18 pitches with two strikes. The Royals swung at and missed one of them. On Wednesday, deGrom threw 28 pitches with two strikes. The Royals didn’t swing at and miss a single one of them.
And let’s make sure the population of Queens understands something right now, before panic sweeps the streets and subway platforms: This isn’t about what the Mets are doing wrong. It’s about what the Royals are doing right, what they’ve been doing right for two years now.
And don’t go thinking the other 29 teams should all start emulating what you see here, because it’s not for everybody.
“Don’t get used to it and look to build your club around that,” said Gomes, who has played for enough other clubs (seven) to know. “This is an extremely unique situation. … Unique players. Unique philosophy.”
Thirteen games into their postseason, they’re hitting .222 with nobody on base. But guess what they’re hitting with runners on base? How about .330. With runners in scoring position? How about .340. With runners in scoring position and two outs? How about .311.
You can call that luck. You can call that random. You can call that happenstance if you want. But you know what the Royals call it? Winning. And they wonder how long they’ll have to keep winning this way for the world to catch on. This is what they do.
“I don’t know how many years we’ve got to do it,” Cain said. “But we’ve done this for back-to-back years, and we’ve made the World Series in back-to-back years. So I don’t know what else people want from us.”
Have a great Day sports fans!
Lets go Royals!!