Royals are finally in the playoffs

Kansas City is finally supporting a winning baseball team


Sophomore Braden Shaw strikes a pose.

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

Since 1985, the Kansas City Royals haven’t played meaningful games in the month of October. Not ever witnessing any playoff games in Kansas City before this season has scarred me. The Royals haven’t won the World Series or been in the playoffs in 29 years. These years of futility have obviously frustrated me immensely. But recent acquisitions, an excellent minor league system and a winning mentality have changed this team for the better.

The fact that the Royals are even playing this late is insane. Moments of this magnitude are memories I will have for the rest of my life. I have been dreaming of a championship for the Royals for a while now, and this is the time for that dream to come true. 2014 is the year for Kansas City.

The Kansas City Royals finished the regular season with a record of 89-73 and atop of the American League Wild Card standings. This alone makes any fan elated, including me. The Royals have now ripped off six straight wins in a row as of last Saturday. The Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles have proven to be no match for these Royals.

Excellent all-around play in every series has been a winning formula. This has resulted in a stellar run by a stellar team. This postseason has been highly unpredictable, which is exactly what these Royals are about. This team is a team of destiny, looking to bring a long-awaited trophy back home.

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