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?

Sam Mellinger

Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs

The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.

Sam Mellinger

Royal Again: KC celebrates after a long road back to playoffs

The longest playoff drought in North American sports is the Blue Jays’ problem now. At the very least, the Royals will play in the American League Wild Card Game next week. They are one game behind the Tigers in the division, with two to play. Over and over between bottles of champagne, they will say there is still so much to accomplish. But for now, they party.

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