Today I stumbled across the following post on a Kansas City Royals message board that I frequent:
"Just remember when the team started 18-11 a few years back, how good that felt, then reality set in and the true Royals showed up...it could still all fall apart."
This is perhaps the most difficult war that Dayton Moore, Ned Yost, Eric Hosmer, the Royals marketing department, and the cute girl they added to the K Crew this season have to fight these days. Apathy in the face of success. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Pessimism despite cause for optimism. "Same old Royals"-itis. It is like the time you asked out that good-looking [girl/boy] and [s]he said YES (ZOMG!!!) and then you spent too much time waiting to become the victim of a scheme like the one from "She's All That" where it turns out it wasn't real. (BTW, Laney Boggs was an absolute smokeshow once they did her up).
For the rest of us who haven't had that happen to us, this is just the everyday tortured life of...