Originally written on The Viril View: On the KC Royals  |  Last updated 11/16/14
by John Viril— For the first time in 10 years, the Kansas City Royals are playing games that mean something in August.  After storming from behind to win 9-6 against Boston, the Royals are 60-53 and 4.5 games behind a wild card spot. The Royals are finally part of a pennant race after spending half a generation on the outside looking in. It only took a measly 17-4 run to make it happen. It’s weird. I’m used to caring more about minor league box scores than what happened with the big club by August. The first Chiefs pre-season game was sort of my yearly signal to ignore baseball and switch my attention to football. But not this year. This year I’ve experienced an entirely new obsession… I’m glued to MLB.TV. I’ve had MLB.TV for the last two seasons (ever since I started this blog). I have pretty much just watched the Royals. Now, I’m scoreboard watching and cannot resist flipping to Detroit games—when the game tracker shows runners on base—or to Texas praying that the Royals can...
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