Last night, the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 7-2 to become the 2015 World Series Champions. Unless you were in a total news blackout, you knew that already. The story of the 2015 Kansas City Royals could have many titles: 30 Years In The Making, Believe, Mission Possible, Relentless in Kansas City, Keep The Line Moving, No Quit, and the list could go on and on.
There’s a quote that sums up the spirit of this team:
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle
If opportunity didn’t want to knock, the Royals were going to build so many enticing doors that opportunity couldn’t help itself. Three times during the World Series this team overcame a two run deficit to win. No one else has ever done that before. In fact, in eight of their eleven post-season wins they had to overcome deficits. You can call it a fluke, you can call it miraculous luck, or you can call it #Royalsdevilmagic, but time after time they found a way to win. Their opponents believed them beaten, the public left them for dead and yet this team – the very definition of resilient – found a way to win. Remember that ill-fated tweet by Texas Governor Greg Abbott?
Or how about that premature Matt Harvey headline?
Heh, oops on both counts. Here’s the culmination of those events as assembled by local 610 Sports Radio’s Fescoe in the Morning producer Steven Spector.
It was a thrilling ride that culminated in the Royals’ crowning victory and the final Gatorade bath of the baseball season. Who else is more deserving than the manager, Ned Yost?
— Royals (@Royals) November 2, 2015
I can’t wait for the parade and rally tomorrow.
This place is vibrating. – Denny Mathews