It is raining here,…. again…..which are the effects of tropical storms swirling around in the Atlantic Ocean, sending cool breezes and gentle rains our way.
But I won’t let rain dampen my sporting spirit.
Yesterday, my dear readers and sports fans….the Kansas City Royals played their 162nd game which is the final game of the 2015 baseball season.
But wait!…just like the infomercials on television….there’s more! 😉
The Royals clinched their division about 10 games ago and really the last games have been a formality…and winning a few and a couple teams losing a few (like Toronto Blue Jays) assured the Royals of being able to play the rest of their games…(play off games and world series ….should they make the Series) at Kaufmann Stadium right there in Kansas City.
Home Field Advantage they call that….which seems to give a team an edge because of the obvious.
Baseball is like any sport….nothing is guaranteed and predictions at the beginning of a season are much like the weather report. Some days one is shoveling a foot of a 10% chance of snow from their driveway!
So imagine the surprise of some sports casters that their prediction of the Royals finishing last in their division this year, when in fact they finished first and are headed to the play offs.
In fairness to the sports casters…many are from the East Coast and they don’t seem to realize their are sports teams west of the Mississippi. 😉
Beginning with the first of the play-off games on Thursday….the Captain and I will be glued to our television, cheering on this young team of players!
Because there are wild card teams….the Royals will play the winner of the Houston Astros and New York Yankees game.
So the Kansas City Royals baseball season is far from over…the first game of the World Series is scheduled for 27 October.
Have a great Monday….
It all sounds toooo exhausting being a loyal supporter… I’m sure you will be shouting from your favorite armchair giving them your support for the World Cup… I hope that doesn’t clash with your basketball…
I’m settling in to watch our new season of Strictly (your Dancing with the Stars)
Hugs from across the wet pond xx
I am watching DWTS too…..Len is judging over there with you and we are back to three judges…Carrie Ann, Julianne, and Bruno. I have to admit….I miss Len and his critique.
Hugs right back at ya!
They are just the best! Go Royals!
I will say Ventura has been pitching better Ceuta. It just takes time to get used to new players.
So True Sandy….it just takes some getting used to, but Cueto will do fine I think. They have all brought their A game right when it counts. 😉 thanks for stopping by….