It’s back to real life, but what memories those Royals left us

Baseball is over and the real world is stepping to the plate and it’s looking Sandoval surly. But here’s what Kansas City is left with — a Royals season destined for local lore, pounded into our dirt. These Royals didn’t win the World Series. But they gave us one, and in doing so they won this city.

The fourth inning: the moment the World Series got away

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.

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Share your message for the Royals

Do you have a message for the Royals following their return to the playoffs after 29 years and remarkable run to the seventh game of the World Series? Share it with us in the comments below, and we’ll publish the best on Sunday.