Don’t wake me up, please

Dan Moreno

We all know, and it’s likely you’ll hear it on the radio, watch it on T.V., read it in the newspaper or just feel it walking on the street that Kansas City is the place to be right now for sports fans and if you aren’t one – you will become one, trust me.

Everyone seemed so happy when the Royals made it to the playoffs after 29 years, and yet they had more in store for us. The Royals swept the best team of the league in the Division Series followed by another sweep to win the American League Championship.

It seems everyone right now eats, sleeps, drinks, breathes and dreams baseball – this is really happening.



The K will host another World Series, nearly three decades since the city has been painted entirely in blue. The hundreds of fountains in the city sport blue water, the buildings are lit in blue, people everywhere are wearing blue and even my brother and sister, who know nothing about the sport are now big Royals fans.

I was going through my Facebook news feed when something caught my attention. Did you know radio stations in San Francisco banned Lorde’s hit single“Royals” until the end of the World Series? This is how much impact our City has, even on the other side of the country.

Last week at Sporting Park, our current MLS Champions were clinching a playoff berth for the fourth year in a row, while Eric Hosmer hit a double to give the Royals a 4-0 lead against the Angels. The replay was shown on the giant screens and the 52nd straight sold out crowd started chanting “Let’s Go Royals!” in the middle of the soccer game.

The Royals’ Ned Yost is the first manager in MLB history to have won eight straight postseason games, meaning the Royals have already made history.

Sporting KC won the MLS Championship in December, the Missouri Comets won the MISL Championship, FC Kansas City won the NWSL Championship, the Chiefs made the playoffs last season and now the Royals are in the World Series.

Will we sweep one more time? I hope not and this is why. If we sweep, that means our Royals would be crowned at AT&T Park in San Francisco, which ultimately doesn’t matter because they will immediately fly back and party at home, but can you imagine Kansas City when Brandon Finnegan, Kyle Davies, Kelvin Herrera, Jason Frasor or Greg Holland strike out a batter in the ninth inning?

Yeah, so if I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up, please.