We put out a call for you, the fans and Star readers, to share your words of gratitude for the season the Royals gave us in 2014. And we were overwhelmed by your response.
We wish we could print every word, but that would take up a special section of its own. Instead, here are some highlights.
Thank you @Royals for an awesome season! Proud of our boys in blue!
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I will look back on 2014 #Royals as a magical run that brought interest & joy I hadn’t felt in baseball since childhood. So, no, not crushed.
We’re so proud of the #Royals for demonstrating sportsmanship, teamwork and playing for enjoyment.
Regardless of the outcome it was an honor to have gotten to be a part of this time in KC’s history and an unforgettable experience #Royals.
I still love those #Royals and always will.
Not just proud of team-proud of city and Kansas Citians.MLB personnel raved about city and how great folks were to them! Bravo #KansasCity.
I love my @Royals!!! Thanks for the best Series I’ve seen in 29 yrs!
The @Royals may have lost, but this team and that city is all winner. Thanks for a GREAT postseason. Congrats Giants and GO @KCChiefs!!!!
Dear #Royals, Thank you for the most memorable October of my life.
The Giants get the trophy, but the Royals get the hearts of Americans. Thanks for the memories. See you at the ballpark. #goroyals #takethecrown.
— LeAnne Stowe
You have won the crown in my eyes you all gave a great season. thank you.
— Angelina Louvier
This was the most fun I’ve had since 1985! You made us so proud! Hope you can come back next year and finish the job! You made us, the team, and our city proud.
— Wayne Goebel
You’re all MVP’s in my heart!!
— Shirley Spangler
Thank you for giving your all and being classy throughout everything!!
— Kimberly Anne Wright
What fun, what excitement, what a season! Thank you Kansas City Royals!! You are a great team and a class act. Don’t ever change! You are the champions of our hearts!
— Denise Bassett
You guys were awesome I hope this season lets you know good you are and can still enjoy the offseason.
— Josh Stimpfle
I was a mother in 1985. I feel like the grandmother to these boys in blue. I love my boys.
— Diane Hibdon
Thank you for uniting families, friends, the city, and beyond! You made us all feel like one big Royal blue family that believe in you and made baseball fun!
— Patty Henness
I heard from so many friends from across the country about how they were cheering for our Boys in Blue, you represented Kansas City incredibly well and it was such a treat to cheer and watch you guys compete with an unmatched fire and joy.
— Gene Pal
What an amazing, wild journey! Thanks for the ride. Go Royals!!
— Jeff Hankins
Proud of you & your winning season. Can’t wait ’til next year’s season!
— Janice Foree Matthews
You guys left it all on the field. Played your hearts out and captured the heart of a city. I remember the 85 Royals and was 10 when the Chiefs won. An amazing e-ticket ride. Thanks doesn’t say enough.
— Patrick Keating
Thank you boys in blue for a great season, you made the citizens of KC proud. Thank you for giving my family something to, cheer for, celebrate, laugh, cry, and look forward to. Because of you my children have worn royal blue for the last few weeks and refuse to take their royal gear off. You have taught my boys how to be classy individuals and my girls what real men should be like. Congrats on a great season!
— Alyson Diffley
I wanted to say thank you to the Royals and even the fans that came out to the Stadium. This was my third season working in the Parking Lot. I worked during the All-Star Game Series and both my daughter & I worked out in the Parking Lots in the last two months and fans have been really wonderful, specially if you have a bad time in one area that there is someone there that will lift you up.
— Alicia Hessenflow
I am so proud to be a Royals fan. You are the class act in professional sports. Thanks for keeping it clean and proud. Take care of yourselves, enjoy some time off and we’ll see you in April!
— Martha McDougal
Thank you for reminding us that heart, soul and dedication make champions. You showed the world what it means to be a Royal! Always and forever a Royals fan. Thank you!
— Angie Meador Chamberlain
Thank you, Royals! This was the best baseball season of my life! And, yes, I was a kid in 1985. We live in Tampa now and will see you here next year!
— Bonnie Mentel
Just the beginning of so many great seasons and Blue Octobers here in KC. We are the American League Champions and you guys deserve the support of this amazing city.
— Elizabeth Sweeten
Since I was born in ’81 I have gone to at least 20 Royals home openers with my dad. 2014 was the first year where we got to experience a Royals Postseason game together and it was Game 7 of the World Series! A new memory that will forever be remembered!
— Tyler McPeak