Found September 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First, a quick story. It was a Saturday in late April, sun-kissed and bright blue, a golden reprieve after a winter that had hung around like a bad penny, refusing to take the hint. And yet the little bar was packed, and the closer you got to a television, the more packed it got. It looked like a college football or NFL crowd, with fans huddled tightly to their respective tables or booths, clutching nervously to their libation of choice. It was the damndest thing: Collectively, they would lean forward, pumping their fists or high-fiving their neighbor -- probably a stranger -- after every positive moment, then lean back and grimace after every gaffe. What could bring people together like this, you wondered, searching for a seat among the din. Replays of a recent Kansas basketball win? A Bill Snyder documentary? The Mizzou spring game? Finally, the commercial block ended and the action returned. It was a telecast of Royals versus Red Sox, live from Fenway Park...
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