October 15, 2014
In what has appeared to be a coming out party for the Kansas City Royals, they have proven that with a paltry payroll, you can out run, out hit, and out pitch your opponents all the way to the World Series.
Yeah, in tonight’s 2-1 clinching victory, they lapped in a little bit of luck, but that’s what teams of destiny do. When the game is on the line, they may not get the bad hop, but you can’t deny how deserving these players are for the performance they displayed in eight games of impeccable postseason play.
They put the “d” in defense with Moustakas’ moves at third, Infante’s inferno at second, and Gordon, Aoki and Lorenzo Cain’s gifted gloves in left, right and center field. The entire team’s timely at bats. Their starting pitching, which faltered at times, was backed brilliantly by a bullpen whose combined ERA was a measly buck eleven. The Baltimore Orioles are an incredibly talented bunch. They entered this series with the same vigor after mauling the Detroit Tigers three games to none. But, there’s something very powerful about destiny, and right now, the Royals are packing all the right stuff. I can’t wait to see how they fare in the Fall Classic. As of now it appears their foe will be the San Francisco Giants, but regardless of whom they play, to quote Bette Davis, “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”