This is a lifetime contract. Being born in 1985 was no coincidence. It was a special year for me and the best year in Kansas City Royals baseball history.
So how was it that a kid from Omaha, Nebraska (home of the beloved Omaha Royals, check that Storm Chasers? A topic for another day...) became such a dedicated Royals fan? It didn't start with me following the World Series champs in 1985, as I was only a few months old, but baseball was a huge part of my DNA early on.
I started playing the game when I was three years old and eventually played all the way through high school before the dream of making the big leagues died. All throughout the years of playing spring and summer ball, I constantly grew a greater interest in the Royals. I've mostly seen the tough years for the organization, albeit bright spots in 2000, 2003 and last September. Never a fair weather fan though (Royals fans must pride themselves on that), they became my team, through thick and thin.