Sam Mellinger

Royals fans deserve to celebrate like this

Twenty-nine years of frustration rushing into euphoria transforms Kauffman Stadium to the city’s biggest party in quite some time. Fireworks explode over the video board. Fans wipe away tears and hug whoever’s next to them. When was the last time you saw a game like this? When was the last time Royals fans could feel like this?

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Royals win AL Wild Card Game in walk-off thriller, 9-8

Playing in their first postseason game in 29 years, the Kansas City Royals twice erased deficits, forced extra innings and advanced to the American League Division Series when Sal Perez drove home the winning run in the 12th inning of a 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Judging the Royals

The best game I ever saw: the Royals beat the Athletics

It’s 1:17 in the morning and I’m sitting here covered in champagne and beer, trying to figure out how to describe what I just witnessed. Half a dozen players asked me how I was going to write about that game. Longtime Royals scout Art Stewart wanted to know if I’d ever seen one like that. Eric Hosmer walked by and said: "Un-real." A dozen other players and coaches said they’d never seen anything like it. Then Jason Frasor said: "Why don’t you just say it was the best game you ever saw?" OK: the Royals played 12 innings, kept their playoff dreams alive, drove a crowd of over 40,000 people insane while beating the Athletics 9-8 in the best game I ever saw.

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Judging the Royals

The best game I ever saw: the Royals beat the Athletics

It’s 1:17 in the morning and I’m sitting here covered in champagne and beer, trying to figure out how to describe what I just witnessed. Half a dozen players asked me how I was going to write about that game. Longtime Royals scout Art Stewart wanted to know if I’d ever seen one like that. Eric Hosmer walked by and said: "Un-real." A dozen other players and coaches said they’d never seen anything like it. Then Jason Frasor said: "Why don’t you just say it was the best game you ever saw?" OK: the Royals played 12 innings, kept their playoff dreams alive, drove a crowd of over 40,000 people insane while beating the Athletics 9-8 in the best game I ever saw.
 
 

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