The Royals, known for two decades as a punchline, made it all the way to the World Series. This group did that, these talented ballplayers who bonded during bus rides in the minor leagues, then common struggles and triumphs in the big leagues. They lost in the end, but along the way changed baseball in Kansas City for a group of fans who’ve been waiting through more heartache than should be allowed.
When the San Francisco Giants finished off the Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series a little after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, there was only the stunned silence of a Royals fan base that had come to believe that this team had been tapped by destiny. But an hour later, manager Ned Yost emerged from the dugout to blow a kiss to a few hundred fans who remained.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The executive said that for years he’s been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay.
Two people were injured during a bank robbery Wednesday at the Bank of America at 95th Street and Mission Road in Overland Park. Although police thought for some time that a suspect might still be in the bank with a hostages, that turned out not to be the case.
A report published in The New York Times raises allegations that Koster gave preferential treatment to companies his office was investigating after donations were made to his political campaigns. Koster denied any wrongdoing and slammed the Times’ reporting.
Disney and Marvel set the nerd world on fire this week when they released their slate of superhero movies through the next five years. Which means between now and the end of 2020, we’ll see some 27 comic-based films.
The development company sent a statement to City Hall saying that it had decided not to continue its plan to repurpose Kemper. Meanwhile, a Kansas City Council committee leader said he would recommend that the city pump $20 million into a rival American Royal plan instead.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith missed all or parts of three seasons during his eight-year career at San Francisco because of shoulder issues, so when St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn slammed Smith to the turf on back-to-back plays at the end of the first half of the Chiefs’ win Sunday, he recognized the symptoms of a sprain to his right shoulder.
Tough as it might be after that great World Series featuring the Kansas City Royals, let’s focus today on some of the more important political contests that will affect taxes, education policies and a host of other important issues over the next few years on both sides of the state line.
Even though the playoffs are just a few hours away (Sporting KC vs. New York, 7 p.m. Thursday on ESPN2), many of the #AskTheFull90 questions this week are already looking ahead to the bleak post-playoff future.
The smell of liquor filled the air in the San Francisco Giants’ locker room Wednesday night, combined with the sounds of laughter and shouting. For the third time in five years, the Giants were celebrating a World Series championship, and they were intent on making the most of it.
After 162 games in the regular season, winning the wild-card game, winning the division series, winning the league championship and pushing the World Series to a seventh game, the Royals, as manager Ned Yost put it, lost by 90 feet.