A funny thing happened during the Royals’ 14-5 loss to the A’s on Thursday night.
Amidst the usual drivel on social media with people complaining about Royals players, manager Ned Yost and the team as a whole, a number of fans essentially gave the team a standing ovation. It wasn’t for the game, it was for the last three or four years of fun.
It was an acknowledgment that, yes, the playoff hopes are dashed for this season, but the Royals took their fans for a heck of a ride. At first, I thought it was an anomaly, but the thank yous just kept coming. Here is a sample:
Update: The accolades continued on Friday during the day. Here are some more: