Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gameday Post #3: Royal Report

Tonight with a 2-1 series lead, the Kansas City Royals invade AT&T Park  to try to get one step closer to a Championship!  With a stacked sports day, it will be interesting to see how many people tune in.  I think its a safe bet that Kansas City and San Francisco will be watching.

The National Anthem tonight will be an instrumental done by the one and only Carlos Santana, the musician, not the Cleveland Indians baseball player.  I'm not a big fan of Carlos but it should be better than the Little Big Town performance last night.  Let's hope that the mic works tonight (last night we missed half of God Bless America).

Here is tonight's Starting Lineups
 For the first time this postseason, I got a bit nervous last night.  Now it is starting to sink in that this is real.  It reminds me of Super Bowl XXXVII back in 2003.  At the time I was a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, and I was so excited for the big game.  I also hated the Raiders so it was perfect.

The game was much like the Royals playoff run has been so far this year.  They have been in control for most of it, but it didn't really cink in until late in the game (or in this case the World Series), that my team really had a chance to win it.

I usually tend to root for the underdog teams throughout the year, but in the last few years my main focus has been down to the Royals in baseball, Chiefs in football, and Mizzou in college.  I follow the other sports, but have only kept up with them with no real team to root for (I do root for Michael Annett weekly in NASCAR despite lackluster performances).

Today's front page of the KC Star
Insert in Today's KC Star

My point in all of this is that I have been emotional a couple times this postseason (the Wild Card and ALDS clinchers), but now being only two wins away, I am starting to feel magic in the air.  I'm also second guessing my decision to not renew my subscription to the Kansas City Star a couple months ago.

If we win tonight, I may not show much emotion, but I will have everything in place for game 5 and record every second on pre and post game as I can (like I did for the Tampa SB), and can't wait to have it all on a disc.  I have all the postseason games and even found a few games from throughout the year, so I will be likely watching them all during the offseason.

Enjoy the game tonight, and thanks for reading.

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