Blue October: Why the Royals Are America's Team

As most of you probably know, the Kansas City Royals are currently in the World Series on the quest for the first title since 1985. The Royals also made it to the World Series last year, but lost in Game Seven to the San Francisco Giants.

To many, this is irrelevant information. Who cares about baseball? Who cares about the World Series? It's just a sport. To me, and to most Kansas Citians, the Royals are so much more than that. Let me explain it a little more.

Until 2014, the Royals being in the World Series was unheard of. No one thought we could do it. We're truly the definition of the underdog team, which is why so many love to love the Royals. The Royals have completely changed Kansas City for the better. The city is lit blue, the games are all sold out, everyone sports the famous KC heart shirt, and while the KU/K-State rivalry remains, everyone can all come together for one thing: the Royals.

The Boys in Blue believe. They may have had their dreams crushed in 2014, but they're back for redemption and they're not taking no for an answer.

Fans are loyal like no other.

Celebrity fans include Eric Stonestreet, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Jason Sudeikis and Rob Riggle. (source)

Players like Hosmer, Moostakas and Zobrist are stealing people's hearts.

The city embraces its "royalty."

Kauffman Stadium is always packed and full of energy.

They're amazing.

In case you missed it, the Royals won Game 1 of the 2015 World Series last night 5-4 in a 14-inning showdown against the New York Mets. The Royals play Game 2 tonight at 7 pm CT. Don't miss it.

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