For most of the last quarter of a century, the Kansas City Royals have done something more difficult than achieving success…they’ve avoided it completely.
Royals fans are very well aware of the last time their favorite team played a post-season game. It was October of 1985, and there is a large group of Royals fans that have been born and graduated college and maybe even gotten their first promotion that have never witnessed this feat. This is truly a remarkable feat, especially when you consider the following things that have taken place in major league baseball since October of 1985:
The Florida/Miami Marlins have managed to enter the league as an expansion team, and win 2 World Series titles
The Colorado Rockies emerged as an expansion team and have qualified for the playoffs 3 times and played in one World Series
The Arizona Diamondbacks entered the league as an expansion team and have qualified for the playoffs 5 times and won one World Series title
The Tampa Bay Rays entered...