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Royals’ Danny Duffy on last year’s parade: ‘Oh my goodness, it was awesome’

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost carried the World Series trophy during last year’s parade and celebration on Nov. 3, 2015.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost carried the World Series trophy during last year’s parade and celebration on Nov. 3, 2015. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Yeah, the Royals aren’t going back to the playoffs. It will be the first time without postseason games for the team since 2013.

Despite that disappointment, fans will still carry the memories of the past two seasons for a long time. The same goes for the players.

For example, Royals left-hander Danny Duffy was on MLB.com’s “Chatting Cage” on Thursday. That’s a segment in which fans can ask players or coaches questions, and one inquiring mind wanted to know what Duffy thought of last year’s World Series victory parade.

“Oh my goodness, it was awesome,” Duffy said. “It was incredible. We had something like 850,000 people and just, you know, coming together to celebrate something that we accomplished that we had set out our whole lives to do, and it was pretty amazing. Again, we’re very fortunate to have the fans that we have and, you know, it definitely provides some incentive to do it again, because once you get that rush, the only way to duplicate it is by going back and that’s our goal day in and day out.”

When asked about his favorite barbecue place, Duffy said he loves Joe’s Kansas City, which he still calls by it’s maiden name: Oklahoma Joe’s. He’s a big fan of the Z-man sandwich.

“Of course, all of them are pretty solid,” Duffy said.

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Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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